• June 28, 2024

172nd Recruit Academy Graduation Ceremony

172nd Recruit Academy Graduation Ceremony

172nd Recruit Academy Graduation Ceremony 150 150 Amelia Garcia

On Friday, June 21, 2024, the County of Los Angeles Fire Department (LACoFD) held a formal graduation to celebrate Recruit Class 172 at the Cecil R. Gehr Memorial Combat Training Center in East Los Angeles.

The LACoFD Executive Team were joined by family and friends gathered to honor the 33 graduates on their successful completion of the
87-day firefighting training academy.

During the graduation ceremony, LACoFD Fire Chief Anthony C. Marrone addressed the graduates and shared, “The strength and success of our Fire Department is built upon the fortitude of our members to remain resilient, faithful, and committed to our core values and our mission of protecting lives, the environment, and property.” At the closure of Chief Marrone’s remarks, he added, “this career is not for the faint of heart. It takes commitment and courage to devote yourself and take an oath to serve with duty and honor…”

Each graduate received their official LACoFD firefighter badge and proudly recited the Firefighter’s Oath to faithfully serve the community as a County of Los Angeles firefighter.

Congratulations to Recruit Class 172, the newest probationary firefighters!

  • Fire Fighter Nolan Bailey
  • Fire Fighter Samuel Carter
  • Fire Fighter Seth Carvalho
  • Fire Fighter Allen Chuang
  • Fire Fighter Austin Clark
  • Fire Fighter Dane Crowder
  • Fire Fighter Isaiah Cuahutle
  • Fire Fighter Damon Gerdes
  • Fire Fighter Erik Huanosta
  • Fire Fighter Lauren Jimenez
  • Fire Fighter Gary Lauritzen
  • Fire Fighter Christian Lopez-Oregel
  • Fire Fighter Justin Lugo-Bugh
  • Fire Fighter Ashley Martinez
  • Fire Fighter Jesse Mejia
  • Fire Fighter Arthur Miller
  • Fire Fighter John Brian Murphy
  • Fire Fighter Philippe Nicodemus
  • Fire Fighter Derek Nimmo
  • Fire Fighter Thomas Oates
  • Fire Fighter Wolhan Ovalle Sosa
  • Fire Fighter Blake Parker
  • Fire Fighter Zane Patterson
  • Fire Fighter Matthew Powers
  • Fire Fighter Alexander Quinones
  • Fire Fighter Ryan Ramos
  • Fire Fighter Hayden Raye
  • Fire Fighter Taylor Reddick
  • Fire Fighter Keegan Reeser
  • Fire Fighter Juan Rico
  • Fire Fighter Daniel Rivas
  • Fire Fighter Joshua Robinson
  • Fire Fighter Nolan Silvestri


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