Congratulations to Recruit Class 147

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Los Angeles County Fire Department Recruit Class 147. April 28, 2017.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department Recruit Class 147. April 28, 2017. Photo courtesy of Douglas Morrison. 

by Jennifer Hubbard and Pearl Castillo

The Los Angeles County Fire Department Recruit Class 147 Valedictorian Fire Fighter Gregory Thomas.

Class 147 valedictorian, Fire Fighter Gregory Thomas. Photo courtesy of Douglas Morrison.

Forty-three recruits graduated from the Los Angeles County Fire Department Recruit Training Academy on the morning of Friday, April 28, 2017. The graduation ceremony took place at the Cecil R. Gehr Memorial Fire Combat Training Center.

Speakers included Fire Chief Daryl Osby, Battalion Chief Patrick Errett and class valedictorian Fire Fighter Gregory Thomas. “Continue to train as if your life depended on it, because it does,” Chief Errett declared. Today’s graduates stand out as the first class of all-EMT recruits, a new standard set by the Department to meet the growing demand for emergency medical services. Chief Osby challenged Class 147 to approach their new endeavors by living out each day with two words that stand out from the Department’s Vision Statement, “exemplary” and “acclaim”.

Fire Fighter Thomas, formerly of the Camp Pendleton Fire Department, delivered remarks acknowledging captains and comrades alike. Speaking of his fellow graduates, he stated, “All the recruits of 147 are leaders.” After the ceremony, family and friends gathered to watch the new firefighters demonstrate their skills, including putting out multiple fires and rappelling down a building.

Recruit Class 147 graduates begin their assignments on Monday, May 1. Welcome, Class 147, to the proud tradition of the fire service.

  • Fire Fighter Arthur Aguilera
  • Fire Fighter David Allan
  • Fire Fighter Andrew Arledge
  • Fire Fighter Bradley Beckwith
  • Fire Fighter Scott Brown
  • Fire Fighter Marcus Cantu
  • Fire Fighter Alexander Castorena
  • Fire Fighter Brett Chavez
  • Fire Fighter Bradley Chisholm
  • Fire Fighter Christian Corsini
  • Fire Fighter David Cranke
  • Fire Fighter Dominic Dipietro
  • Fire Fighter Kyle Doyle
  • Fire Fighter Cary Flebbe
  • Fire Fighter Ryan Ford
  • Fire Fighter Brandon Fountain
  • Fire Fighter Jason Gabriel
  • Fire Fighter Frederick Gibson
  • Fire Fighter Eric Hooper
  • Fire Fighter Troy Huskey IV
  • Fire Fighter Sean Ilich
  • Fire Fighter Aaron James
  • Fire Fighter Daniel Jeong
  • Fire Fighter Dylan Laurino
  • Fire Fighter Victor Leal
  • Fire Fighter Francesco Luna
  • Fire Fighter Jose Marroquin
  • Fire Fighter Brett McCleave
  • Fire Fighter Brandon Meyer
  • Fire Fighter Daniel Natalizio
  • Fire Fighter Jake Peterson
  • Fire Fighter Michael Rueda
  • Fire Fighter Michael Ruiz
  • Fire Fighter Jonathan Ryker
  • Fire Fighter Kyle Sanford
  • Fire Fighter Michael Scavarda
  • Fire Fighter Ryan Schleiger
  • Fire Fighter Michael Simpson
  • Fire Fighter Eric Stoker
  • Fire Fighter Gregory Thomas
  • Fire Fighter Kicker Vencill
  • Fire Fighter Victor Vizcarra
  • Fire Fighter Russell Wright