Pikesville firefighter dies during training exercise at Sparrows Point
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 12:07
    A veteran Baltimore County firefighter died last week during a training exercise at Sparrows Point.
    Robert Fogle III, 58, went into cardiac arrest on Saturday and was taken to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
    The 27-year member of the Baltimore County Fire Department was pronounced dead after he was taken to Bayview.
    Fogle, a Westminster resident who was stationed at Pikesville Station 2, was reportedly taking a fit-for-duty test at the Fire-Rescue Academy in Sparrows Point.
    He was running through a training container when he went into cardiac arrest.
    The training, which firefighters take once a year, involves climbing stairs, carrying hoses and lifting ladders, among other drills.
    It was the first death at the Sparrows Point facility, and is considered a death in the line of duty.
    Fogle, who leaves behind a wife and an adult son and daughter, held the rank of Fire Apparatus Driver Operator.
    He also was a member of the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Co. in Carroll County for 30 years, and is a past member of the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Co.
    A service was held on Wednesday at the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Co. Another service is scheduled to be held on Thursday.
    As per standard operating procedures of the Baltimore County Fire Department, there will be an internal investigation into Fogle‚Äôs death and an investigative team is being assembled.