Congratulations to Recruit Class 150

By March 30, 2018LACoFD News
LACoFD Class 150

The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s 150th Recruit Class. Photo courtesy of Binh Pham.

Forestry Technician Mina Di Pieri

Forestry Technician Mina Di Pieri sings the National Anthem at the 150th Recruit Class graduation ceremony.

Forty-six recruits graduated from the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Recruit Training Academy on the morning of Friday, March 30, 2018. The graduation ceremony took place at the Cecil R. Gehr Fire Combat Training Center. Special guest Los Angeles County CEO Sachi Hamai was in attendance along with the LACoFD Executive Team.
Battalion Chief Glen Pitts noted the “incredibly emotional loss” for the graduates when their fellow recruit, Edward Corey Bonestroo, passed away unexpectedly on February 10, in an off-duty accident. Bonestroo’s turnout jacket was folded and placed on what would have been his seat among Class 150. Following a moment of silence in memory of the fallen recruit, the crowd applauded and stood as an expression of heart-felt condolences in honor of Bonestroo and his family members in attendance.

Fire Chief Daryl Osby welcomed the family and friends of Class 150, thanking them for the support given to the recruits during the 85-day academy. He encouraged the new firefighters to bring their best every day in their new career with LACoFD. “Never rest on your laurels. You always give back,” said Osby.

After the ceremony, family and friends gathered to watch their loved ones demonstrate their new skills, including putting out a fire and rappelling down a building. Many of the graduates begin their assignments soon after the ceremony concludes.

Congratulations to the members of Class 150:

• Fire Fighter Matthew Alexander
• Fire Fighter James Arakaki
• Fire Fighter Edward Corey Bonestroo *
• Fire Fighter Randall Cavigli
• Fire Fighter Jonathan Cavuto
• Fire Fighter Cody Daniel
• Fire Fighter Gerald Davis
• Fire Fighter Elizabeth DiRocco
• Fire Fighter Jonathan Foster
• Fire Fighter Alex Fregoso
• Fire Fighter Taylor Garrett
• Fire Fighter Jose Gonzalez Garcia
• Fire Fighter Edward Griffin
• Fire Fighter Kyle Groff
• Fire Fighter Christopher Haberman
• Fire Fighter Tyler Hagie
• Fire Fighter Dean Hashimoto
• Fire Fighter Kyle Hatanaka
• Fire Fighter Justin Haworth
• Fire Fighter Avraham Jacobsen
• Fire Fighter Christopher James
• Fire Fighter Bryan Kasravi
• Fire Fighter Jesse Krygsman
• Fire Fighter Thomas Lien
• Fire Fighter Bradley Meek
• Fire Fighter Matthew Montoya
• Fire Fighter Alexander Morton
• Fire Fighter Beck Nielsen
• Fire Fighter Kevin Ortiz
• Fire Fighter John Perrine
• Fire Fighter Brent Pinkerton
• Fire Fighter Jared Ripely
• Fire Fighter Steven Robles
• Fire Fighter Matthew Romine
• Fire Fighter Luis Rosas
• Fire Fighter Gabriel Santa Cruz De Oviedo
• Fire Fighter Robert Shoff
• Fire Fighter Caleb Souders
• Fire Fighter Brian Tibbetts
• Fire Fighter Son Truong
• Fire Fighter Wesley Vanderkallen
• Fire Fighter Brodie Watts
• Fire Fighter Christopher Westrup
• Fire Fighter Glenn White
• Fire Fighter Joshua Wilson
• Fire Fighter Travis Yates
• Fire Fighter Peter Yom
* In Memoriam