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Seventeen members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department Recruit Class 153, graduated and participated in a formal ceremony at the Cecil Royal Gehr Fire Combat Training Center at Department headquarters.

Recruit Class 153 Graduates from LACoFD Fire Academy!

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Seventeen members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department Recruit Class 153, graduated and participated in a formal ceremony at the Cecil Royal Gehr Fire Combat Training Center at Department headquarters. Family and friends watched the newly sworn-in firefighters graduate on Friday, April 19, 2019.

LACoFD Fire Chief Daryl Osby and the executive staff, congratulated the group on their successful completion of the fire academy. After which, Chief Osby and Chief Deputy David R. Richardson Jr., presented the graduates with their new badges and certificates of completion officially making them LACoFD firefighters.

As a culminating event, class 153 dressed in turn-outs to show-off their newly acquired fire safety skills.

The class is set to begin their first assignments on Saturday, April 20, 2019.

Congratulations and best wishes graduates!

Fire Fighter Jason Aalberts
Fire Fighter Michael Bassler
Fire Fighter Gregory Bryant
Fire Fighter Taylor Child
Fire Fighter Joseph De La O
Fire Fighter Aric Duran
Fire Fighter Trevor Elliott
Fire Fighter Timothy Jarvis
Fire Fighter Christopher Maldonado
Fire Fighter Justin Neese
Fire Fighter Christopher Otto
Fire Fighter James Purington
Fire Fighter Kevin Sarehkhani
Fire Fighter Kevin Smith Jr.
Fire Fighter Raymond Valadez
Fire Fighter Sean Velasquez
Fire Fighter Adrian Villarreal