Robert William “Bob” Fogle III

Robert William “Bob” Fogle III

In his 58 years of life, Robert “Bob” touched many lives through various aspects of his life. He was a gifted, self-taught, “play by ear” musician and singer, having a special fondness for bluegrass music. He passed on to his son and daughter the love of music and the talent to coax out the soul of an instrument. Woodworking, artistic creativity, patience to achieve perfection, and a vision to see a project complete before it was started, resulted in numerous creations. Just prior to his death, he collaborated with fellow station members and oversaw the building of the dining table at Station 2 in Baltimore County.

Robert was an awesome dad to our daughter, Casey, and our son, Garrett. His love for them was immeasurable. He instilled in them the value of giving your best, hard work, dedication, and commitment to seeing a task through to completion. Equally important, he showed them the value of a sense of humor. He was just as soft as he was firm with them. He would have given them the world if he could, but he knew it was better to set high expectations and watch them discover their potential. They grew strong and independent; he grew proud.

Teaching fire and rescue classes for MFRI and the EST Program for Carroll County Public Schools was a passion that burned deep in his soul. He knew how critical it was to mentor, guide, teach, support, and encourage young people to become the next generation firefighters. Any of his students will tell you he was firm but fair. He set very high expectations and worked to establish respect between instructor and student. He believed respect was a two-way street, and it had to be earned on both sides.

Bob was a volunteer firefighter/EMT in Carroll County for 38 years, serving Taneytown and Pleasant Valley Fire Departments. During this time period, he held various positions including lieutenant, captain and assistant chief. He intertwined his love of golf with fundraising, having co-chaired the PVFD Annual Golf Tournament for years. In 2015, the Valley renamed the tournament in his memory. Proceeds go to the “Bob” Robert W. Fogle III Scholastic Funds. Bob would be humbled but pleased. His professional career with Baltimore County Fire Department began in 1986. At the time of his death, he held the position of fire apparatus driver operator.

Above all, Robert is remembered by his friends and his extended family for his love of a good prank, sense of humor, and willingness to help out however he could. He was caring and giving. He is deeply missed, but fondly remembered. So until we meet again, I say, “Well done my friend, well done.”

Brian Dennis Neville

Brian Dennis Neville

Brian Dennis Neville began his fire career at age 16 as a volunteer in Howard County‚ Maryland. He graduated from Anne Arundel Community College with an A. A. degree and his EMT-P. He began working for the Baltimore County Fire Department in 2001. For six years‚ he was assigned to Station 11 in Hillendale and was a preceptor to other paramedics.

Brian was a part-time ALS provider with Harford County Volunteer Fire EMS Foundation and was one of the first medics hired into the system. He served on the QA board and was a friend and mentor to the staff. He loved his job and often shared this love with school children‚ talking to them about the fire service on his days off. A week before he died‚ he gave a presentation to his son’s preschool classes.

Brian loved his family‚ and they enjoyed visiting him at the station while he was on duty. The night that he died‚ Brian was serving as a district EMS lieutenant at Station 17 in Texas‚ Maryland. He suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while working the nightshift.

Brian’s EMS shift commander wrote‚ ‘Paramedic Neville treated every patient‚ on every call‚ with only the utmost in professionalism and compassion. The community has suffered a tremendous loss in Brian’s death.’ Posthumously‚ in July 2009‚ Brian received the 2009 Maryland region American Legion EMS ‘Provider of the Year’ award for saving the life of a ten-year-old boy who was severely bitten by a neighbor’s dog. The boy’s femoral artery was severed‚ but he underwent surgery and has returned to a normal life‚ including playing football.

Brian‚ who was 32‚ is survived by his wife‚ Katie; two sons‚ Carson‚ age 5‚ and Cameron‚ age 4; his one-year-old daughter‚ Carleigh; a sister‚ Kristen; his parents‚ Jane and Dennis; an aunt; two uncles; and several cousins. We love you‚ Brian‚ and you will always live on in our hearts.

Jarrett A. Dixon

Jarrett A. Dixon

Jarrett A. Dixon
Baltimore County Fire Department – Maryland
Career Fire Apparatus Driver Operator
Date of Death: January 12‚ 2008
Age: 36

Jarrett Aliber Dixon was born September 3‚ 1971‚ in Baltimore. On January 12‚ 2008‚ God welcomed Jarrett into the beautiful sunset of immortality. Jarrett has always been a loving joy to his family and friends.

Jarrett was an alumnus of the University of Maryland College Park‚ where he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice. A faithful member of St. Bernardine’s Roman Catholic Church‚ he completed his religious education there and‚ for many years‚ was an audio technician at the 8:30 AM Sunday mass.

Jarrett’s employment began on his grandfather’s farm in Lothian‚ Maryland‚ where he learned the values of hard work and self-discipline and that – to those that much is given‚ much is expected. Jarrett always had several jobs‚ activities‚ and adventures in progress. He worked at McDonogh School’s horse riding hall and as a counselor and lifeguard with the Camp Red Eagle Program.

In 1995‚ he graduated from the University of Maryland Police Academy and joined the UMCP Police Department as a campus police officer. His plan was to work a couple of years as a police officer and then go to law school.

Jarrett’s plan changed after he was bitten by the firefighter bug. He joined the Liberty Road Volunteer Fire Company in 1993 and served in many capacities‚ including firefighter‚ EMT‚ 1st fire lieutenant‚ and member of the board of directors. He was recognized several times for being one of the top ten fire and EMS responders.

In 1997‚ he graduated from the Baltimore County Fire Department School. With Baltimore County‚ Jarrett was a Fire Fighter II‚ Fire Officer II‚ Fire Instructor III‚ Fire Inspector I‚ public fire educator‚ and was certified to drive all fire equipment. His special achievements and certifications are numerous. He was an active member of Local 1311 and represented the union in annual MS softball tournaments. Jarrett also worked for STAT MedEvac as a flight paramedic.

Although it may seem that he was all work and no play‚ Jarrett loved sports‚ both as a participant and observer. He was a college wrestler‚ a softball player and coach‚ and a certified scuba diver. He was also a Ravens fan and enjoyed working the home games.

Throughout his short life‚ Jarrett filled many roles: son‚ brother‚ cousin‚ devoted father‚ friend‚ role model‚ and comforter. He was a strong believer in family‚ education‚ and physical fitness.

He is survived by his beloved son‚ Gavin Aiden Conner Dixon; his parents‚ Alexander and Dolores Dixon; sisters‚ Etosha Dixon‚ MD‚ and Annette Dixon; his special friend‚ Priscillia Johnson‚ US Navy; and a host of relatives‚ friends‚ and brothers and sisters of the emergency services.

Thomas Frank Brown

Thomas Frank Brown

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James A. Kimbel

Baltimore County Fire Box 6-2 was alerted for a reported building fire at the Shillers Furniture Store in the 7400 block of Holabird Avenue. Three Firefighters were unaccounted for. All further search & rescue efforts were majorly impeded due to the multiple structural collapses that had occurred. On the evening of Monday ~ October 22,1984 the bodies of Firefighter Walter J.Bawroski,Sr. and Firefighter Henry W.Rayner, Jr. were located and recovered. During the early morning hours of Tuesday ~ October 23, 1984 the body of Firefighter James A.Kimbel was located and recovered. Firefighter James A. Kimbel was 24 years old and had served 2 years.

Henry W. Rayner

Baltimore County Fire Box 6-2 was alerted for a reported building fire at the Shillers Furniture Store in the 7400 block of Holabird Avenue. Three Firefighters were unaccounted for. All further search & rescue efforts were majorly impeded due to the multiple structural collapses that had occurred. On the evening of Monday ~ October 22,1984 the bodies of Firefighter Walter J.Bawroski,Sr. and Firefighter Henry W.Rayner, Jr. were located and recovered. During the early morning hours of Tuesday ~ October 23, 1984 the body of Firefighter James A.Kimbel was located and recovered. Firefighter Henry William Rayner Jr. was 32 years old and had served 4 years.

Walter J. Bawroski Sr.

On October 22, 1984, the Baltimore County Fire Department reported to building fire at the Shillers Furniture Store in the 7400 block of Holabird Avenue. Conditions deteriorated rapidly and Firefighter Walter J.Bawroski,Sr., along with Firefighter Henry W.Rayner, Jr. tragically died.

Thomas J. Levy

Assigned to the Fullerton Station, Firefighter Levy suffered a heart attack while on a house fire.