Pike Township Fire Department Recruits Graduated from the Pike Performing Arts Center
The Pike Fire Department Recruit Training Academy Class graduated nineteen men and
women on the evening of Thursday, August 29, 2019. The 19th Recruit Class Graduation
ceremony took place at the Pike Performing Arts Center with Elected Officials, Fire Officers and
Staff, relatives and residents of Pike Township.
Pike Fire Chief John Borel along with Deputy Chief of Operations, Steve Mitchell, Division Chief
of Training and Safety Darius McClendon congratulated and challenged their new fifteen
firefighters to be exemplary in all they do, showing strength of character and attentiveness to the
residents and community of Pike Township.
In the end, the advice for the male and female Fire Fighters was to stay dedicated and
Pike Township Trustee Annette Johnson shared remarks and administered the Oath of Office.
Also in attendance to graduate were members of the Lebanon Fire Department and Decatur
Township Fire Department with their Chiefs and Trustee. Both Lebanon and Decatur graduated
Congratulations to the members of Pike Township Fire Department Class of 2019.
Decatur Township Fire Department
Lebanon Fire Department
Pike Township Department
Matthew Caldwell Ryan Patterson
Brandon Croy Nathan Payne
Michael Dickison Michael Pettygrove
Zachary Fangman Noah Rincker
Nathaniel Geist Dillon Rivera
Brian Hakes John Saunders
Dean Johnson Lana Taylor