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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: MD

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 42nd Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & F.A.D.O. Robert Fogel III has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Baltimore County Fire Department and the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company.

Robert Fogel III

Rank: Fire Apparatus Driver Operator
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 27

Date of Incident: 05/30/2014
Time of Incident: 1412hrs
Date of Death: 05/30/2014

Fire Department: Baltimore County Fire Department
Address: 700 East Joppa RD, Towson, MD 21286
Fire Department Chief: John Hohman

Incident Description: Fire Apparatus Driver Operator Fogle went into cardiac arrest during a training exercise at the Baltimore County Fire Rescue Academy in Sparrows Point, Maryland. Fogle was cared for by fellow firefighters and transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. Services for Firefighter Fogle will be held June 4th and 5th at the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company where Fogle also volunteered as a firefighter for over 30 years.

Incident Location: Baltimore County Fire Rescue Academy, 1545 Sparrows Point Boulevard, Sparrows Point, Maryland 21219

Tribute is being paid to Fire Apparatus Driver Operator Robert Fogel III at
To date, 42 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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