Fire Fighters

Biographical Info

Profession: Retired

Current Positions Held:

In Fire Service since: Unknown

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: Unknown

Membership History:

Certifications
FF2, Hazmat, Incident Safety Officer, EMT

RFC Qualifications: Blue Front, Driver

Biographical Info

Profession: Paramedic / Field Training Officer

Current Position Held: Firefighter-Paramedic

In Fire Service Since: 2004

Member Of Rescue Fire Company Since: 2014

Membership History: Linglestown VFD: 2004-2012, West Shore Bureau Of Fire, Holy Spirit EMS 2008-Present, Cumberland County Technical Rescue Team 2010-Present, PA-SCTF 2009-Present.

Certifications: Firefighter 1, Paramedic, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Life Support Instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Advanced Life Support, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Basic Vehicle Rescue Technician, Hazardous Material Operations, Confined Space Operations, Trench Rescue, Rope Rescue 1, Structural Collapse, Water Rescue I.

RFC Qualifications: Blue Front.

I have been involved in emergency services since I was 16 years old. I am married with 2 children. I grew up in Susquehanna Township and graduated from Dauphin County Technical School in 2007.

Biographical Info

Profession: Emergency Equipment Mechanic

Current Positions Held: Fire Chief

In Fire Service since: Unknown

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: Unknown

Membership History:

Certifications
FF2, Hazmat, Water Rescue Instructor, BVRT

RFC Qualifications: Blue Front, Driver, Officer

Biographical Info

Profession: Retired Career Firefighter, Fire Marshal/Chief Susquehanna Township

Current Positions Held: None

In Fire Service since: 1976

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: 1976

Membership History:
Baltimore County FD
PA-TF1
SCTF-IMT
CRT
Rescue Fire Company 1976 – Present

Certifications
FO3, Investigator2, Inspector1, Instructor2, EMT, 2006- all

RFC Qualifications: Blue/Driver

I have been on dozens of large fires and lives saved, But “I” have never saved a life or put out a fire! Its been a team effort. If you want to make a difference, join the team.

Biographical Info

Profession: Career Firefighter Baltimore County MD

Current Positions Held: Quartermaster

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: 2004

Membership History:
Rescue Fire Company
Life Team EMS
Baltimore County FD
PA-TF1

Certifications:
FF2, Driver/Operater: Pumper-Aerial-Tiller, Fire Instructor 1, Fire Inspector 1, Technician Level: Confine Space-Trench-Rope-Swiftwater-Structural Collapse, EMT-B

Biographical Info

Profession:

Current Positions Held: Firefighter

In Fire Service since: Unknown

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: Unknown

Membership History:

Certifications

RFC Qualifications: Blue Front, Driver

Biographical Info

Profession: Works at Five Star International

Current Positions Held: Captain 37-1

In Fire Service since: Unknown

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: Unknown

Membership History:

Dauphin Middle Paxton Fire Company

Certifications

RFC Qualifications: Blue Front, Driver, Officer

Biographical Info

Profession: Helicopter Mechanic

Current Positions Held: Firefighter

In Fire Service since: Unknown

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: Unknown

Membership History:

Progress Fire Company

Jonestown Fire Company

Certifications
FF1, Confined Space, BVRT, Trench Rescue Tech, Water Rescue Series

RFC Qualifications: Blue Front

Biographical Info

Profession: Supervisor

In Fire Service since: Unknown

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: Unknown

Membership History:

Dauphin Middle Paxton Fire Company

Certifications

RFC Qualifications: Blue Front, Driver, Officer

Biographical Info

Profession: Professional Firefighter Ft. Indian Town Gap Fire Dept

Current Positions Held: Firefighter

In Fire Service since: 1995

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: 1997

Membership History:

Dauphin Middle Paxton Fire Company

Certifications
FF2, Hazmat, Fire Inspector, EMT

RFC Qualifications: Blue Front, Driver, Firefighter

Biographical Info

Robert or “Bob” has been a volunteer for over 47 years and continues to dedicate his time today. Serving in different capacities over the years he has served as a Engine Captain, Truck Captain, Haz-mat team leader, and has spent over 30 years as a medic. Holding several certifications on a national level, Bob joined Rescue when he moved to the area to be closer to family. Bob is a welcomed addition and we look forward to several more years of his continued service.

 

Certifications: NFA Health and Safety Officer, New York State Accident victim extrication, NFA Emergency response to terrorism, CISM Team leader, FF1, Department training officer certifications

Biographical Info

Profession: Retired

Current Positions Held: Driver

In Fire Service since: Unknown

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: Unknown

Membership History:

Former Chief Dauphin Middle Paxton Fire Company

Career Firefighter Defense Logistics New Cumberland

Certifications
FF2, Hazmat, Incident Safety Officer

RFC Qualifications: Blue Front, Driver

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Lieutenant 37-1

Biographical Info

Profession: Firefighter Harrisburg Bureau of Fire

 

Current position held: Lieutenant

 

In fire service since: 1996

 

Member of Rescue Fire Company Since: 2015

 

Membership History:  South Ward Fire Company, Tamaqua Pa.;  Progress Fire Company, Harrisburg PA

 

Certifications:  FF 2, EMT, Structural Collapse Technician, Water Rescue Series, Surface Water Rescue Tech,  BVRT, Special Vehicle Rescue, Hazmat Ops, PADI public safety diver

Biographical Info

Firefighter/EMT

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Vice President

Biographical Info

Profession: Director of Operations/Chief – Pinnacle Health Community LifeTeam, Inc.

Current Positions Held: None

In Fire Service since: 1978

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: 2003

Membership History:
Elfinwild Volunteer Fire Company & EMS (Pittsburgh), Life Member – Joined April 1978, Past President
Cross Lanes Volunteer Fire Department (West Virginia), Firefighter – 1987-1988
Ross West View EMSA, Paramedic & Rescue Technician, 1988-2003
Hampton EMS, Paramedic, 1990-1993
Cranberry EMS, Paramedic, 1991-1992
Greater Valley EMS, Rescue and SCUBA, Executive Director/CEO/Chief – 1994-2003
Athens Borough Fire Department, Firefighter – 1994-2005
Athens Township Fire Company, Firefighter – 1994-2007
Rescue Fire Company #1 of Susquehanna Township, Firefighter – 2003-current
Community LifeTeam EMS, Director of Operations/Chief – 2009- current
River Rescue of Harrisburg, Member, 2010-current
Various local, regional and state associations.

Certifications
National ProBoard Firefighter 1, 1991. National ProBoard Rescue, PADI Rescue SCUBA Diver, EMT Paramedic, Various rescue specialties including Ag Rescue, Confined Space, Trench, etc…

RFC Qualifications: Blue, Driver

Active volunteer in emergency services since 1978. Married with three children and one granddaughter. I still feel that I have been blessed to have found such a wonderful calling as emergency services and to be able to continue in these fields for 34 years as both my vocation and avocation. I have meet so many wonderful people from the extremenly talented providers to the patients and business owners whom we help. From little children to elderly people that lived through the turn of two centuries or both world wars. I have also been blessed with a loving family that supports me in volunteering my time to the community, and who help out when they can.

Biographical Info

Profession: Career Firefighter Anne Arundel County Md

Current Positions Held: Firefighter

In Fire Service since: Unknown

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: Unknown

Membership History:

Jonestown Fire Company

Ft. Indian Town Gap Fire Department

Certifications
FF2, Hazmat, EMT, Confined Space, Water Rescue Series, Structure Collapse, BVRT

RFC Qualifications: Blue Front, Driver

Biographical Info

Profession:  Commercial/Industrial Photographer, Owner Mike Mihalo Photography, Master Photographer, PPA

Current Position:  Firefighter/Driver

Positions Held:  Recording Secretary.

Firefighter/Driver, Photographer

Assistant Engineer, Engineer, Trustee

Member of Rescue Fire Company since 1988.  Member of Lionville Fire Company since 1974.

Past Memberships:  Lionville Fire Company, Goodwill Fire Company, Uwchlan Ambulance Corps.

RFC Qualifications:  Blue Front/Driver

Active in firefighting since 1974, but have always been exposed to firefighting and fire apparatus, thanks to my father, who was a designer for National Foam and Hale Pumps.  Growing up, I would often have a fire truck parked in the driveway, which quickly became a jungle gym.  When I was old enough to become a firefighter, I joined the Lionville Fire Company, in Chester County.

Staying involved with Rescue Fire Company is a way for me to give back to the community, helping those in need.  I look forward to many more years of serving our community.

Biographical Info

Profession: Career Firefighter

Current Positions Held: None

In Fire Service since: Age 14

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: Unknown

Membership History:
American Red Cross Disaster Team 1979
Explorer Post 33 1982
Penbrook Fire Co. 1983 – Present.
193rd Special Operations Wing Fire Department 1999 – Present.

Certifications
FFII, HazMat Tech, HazMat IC, ARFF, D/O ARFF-Pumper-Tanker, Fire Officer II, Fire Inspector II, Fire Instructor II. All IFSAC

RFC Qualifications: Blue

I have been involved in emergency services since I was 14 years old starting with the American Red Cross Disaster Team at the Harrisburg Chapter. Was a member of the Explorer Post at Colonial Park. Then on to Penbrook Fire Company at age 18. Rose through the ranks to Assistant Fire Chief. Joined the PA Air National Guard at the 193rd Special Operations Wing at HIA. Have risen through the ranks to Technical Sergeant/Station Captain. Now in the Training Office. Moved to Susquehanna Twp and joined Rescue Fire Company. I am also a State Firefighter at the 193rd as my full time job. I also enjoy helping coach my boys in all the sports they play as they are growing up. I have 3 boys and 1 girl. My home family and fire department family are very important to me. “Doing the right thing” even when no one is looking is a very important core value I try to live my life by.

Biographical Info

Profession: Sheet Metal Supervisor York Roofing

Current Positions Held: Trustee

In Fire Service since: 2001

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: 2001

Membership History:

Certifications

RFC Qualifications: Chauffeur

Biographical Info

Profession: Assistant Principle Northern Lebanon School District

Current Positions Held: President

In Fire Service since:

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: 1997

Membership History:
Rescue Fire Company (97-present)

Certifications
EMA director for Susquehanna Township

RFC Qualifications: Blue Front, Driver

Biographical Info

Profession: Self Employed

Current Positions Held: Head Trustee

In Fire Service since: Unknown

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: Unknown

Membership History:
Rescue Fire Company (70′s-present)

Certifications
FF2, Hazmat,Water Rescue Instructor, Safety Officer

RFC Qualifications: Black, Driver

I ran with the company when I was a teenager and enjoyed it, but with getting married and raising a family I got away from it. When My oldest son got interested in running with the company I encouraged it. Then we had a fire at our house when I was at work 90 miles away. By the time I got home the fire was out, the family was safe and I was impressed at the speed of which the fire was extinguished as well as the care for the rest of the house was given. With that in mind when my son asked me to run again ( I never told him I ran before) I told him I was to old and didn’t know anything about fire fighting today. He told me that was alright they would train me and that they needed daytime members as I was working nights. I filled out the application and have not regretted it since. Today my family has or is currently involved with the Fire Company and I am very proud of what they do as well as the rest of Rescue Fire Co. as this is now an extended family, that will help to take care of you and yours.

Biographical Info

Profession: Firefighter Anne Arundel County MD

Current Positions Held: Website committee

Previous Positions Held: Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Chief, Trustee

In Fire Service since: 1997

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: 1997

Membership History:
Rescue Fire Company (1997-present)
Susquehanna Township EMS (2001-2004)
Anne Arundel County Fire Dept. (2006-present)

Certifications
FFII, BVRT, EMT-B, FADO Engine, FADO Aerial, Fire Officer II, Fire Instructor II, Haz-Mat Ops, C-space Ops, WRER instructor, Phase II, phase III (ice), ropes and rigging…

RFC Qualifications: Officer/Driver

Marvin or Larry as most people call him started in the fire service in 1997. It is somewhat of a family affair with most of the members of his family and extended family serving as either active or participating members of the fire company. Larry served in the USAR and was deployed to Iraq in 2005, where he served as a mechanic and recovery specialist as part of the 3rd ID. During his time at Rescue he has held positions as trustee, Lt., Capt., and Assistant Chief. Running mainly out of station one he also serves as the uptown officer and serves as the head driver trainer for the company.

Larry also works in Maryland for Anne Arundel County where he serves as a firefighter/EMT and holds the rank of a Lieutenant.

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Recording Secretary

Biographical Info

Profession: EMT

Current Position Held: Recording Secretary

Joined the Fire Service: 2014

Member of Rescue Since: 2014

Membership History:  EMT at Susquehanna Township EMS as well as South Central EMS

State Certifications:  FF1, WRER, EMT-B

Bio: I have two dogs that are like children to me and am currently training to become a state certified paramedic.

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Assistant Chief 37-2

Biographical Info

Profession: Civil Engineer

Current Positions Held: Assistant Chief

In Fire Service since: 1990’s

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: Unknown

Membership History:

Certifications
FF2, Hazmat, Incident Safety Officer, First Responder, Structural Collapse, Trench Tech, Water Rescue Series, BVRT, Rope series

RFC Qualifications: Blue Front, Driver, Officer

Biographical Info

Date Joined the Fire Service: 2009

Date Joined Rescue: 2016

Membership History: Lower Mahanoy fire co, Pillow Fire co

State Certifications: Essentials EMT-B out dated Engine ops Haz-Mat refresher

Bio: Served 3 yrs as an M1A2 tank crewman Plan on going on to be a paid firefighter either has an airport firefighter, NY firefighter, MD firefighter, or will and firefighter

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Lieutenant 37, Trustee

Biographical Info

Profession: Sales

Current Positions Held: Lieutenant & Trustee

In Fire Service since: 1994

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: 2014

Membership History:Yorkville Hose Company, Pottsville PA, where I served as a Lieutenant and Duty Officer.

Certifications: Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor I, Structural Collapse, Trench Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Rope Rescue.

RFC Qualifications: Blue Front,Officer

Bio: A lifer in the volunteer service, growing up around the Yorkville Hose Company, where I remain active on the technical rescue team and as a fire trustee. I instruct several rescue disciplines at Harrisburg Area Community College and have a desire to continue my education in the fire / rescue services.

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Assistant Chief 37-1

Biographical Info

Profession: Firefighter driver/operator Harrisburg City Tower 2

Current Positions Held: Assistant Chief

In Fire Service since: Unknown

Member of Rescue Fire Company since: Unknown

Membership History:

Certifications
FF2, Hazmat,Safe Boating Instructor, Incident Safety Officer, Water Rescue series, Confined Space, Structure Collapse, Trench Rescue

RFC Qualifications: Driver, Blue Front, Officer