Who We Are

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Full Time Personnel

  • Vini Tankasali - Deputy Commissioner of Fire Services/Fire Coordinator
  • James McCann - Fire Training Center Manager / Training Coordinator
  • Shannon Gillespie - Secretary / Administrative Assistant

Perdiem Personnel

  • Fire Instructors / Facilitators - 24

Volunteer Personnel

  • Deputy Fire Coordinators - 18
  • Fire Investigation Unit - 15 (maximum)
  • Hazardous Material Response Team - 30 (approximately)
  • Technical Rescue - 45 (approximately)

Deputy Fire Coordinators

Deputy Fire Coordinators are volunteer personnel and assist the Deputy Commissioner of Emergency Services in charge of Fire Services in carrying out his mission. They respond to emergency incidents where the services of firefighters are needed and assist the Incident Commander in obtaining needed resources and coordination of those resources through the Mutual Aid System. They also act as a liaison between the fire service and other emergency services at the scene.

  • 36-1 Vini Tankasali Fire Coordinator
  • 36-2 James Rohner Jr. - Senior Deputy Coordinator, Battalions 6, 7 and 8
  • 36-3 Charles J. Mancuso  - Senior Deputy Coordinator, Battalions 4, 5 and 9
  • 36-4 Matthew Thorp Sr.- Senior Deputy Coordinator, Battalions 1, 2 and 3
  • 36-5 Dr. Raymond Basri - Medical
  • 36-6 Bruce Guttenplan - Fire Investigation
  • 36-7 Anthony Kurtz - Special Operations
  • 36-8 James McCann - Training
  • 36-9 Robert Reynolds, Sr. - Communications
  • 36-10 Wayne Melton - Hazardous Materials Operations
  • 36-11 Frederick G. Theadore - Battalion 1
  • 36-12 Rick Cameron - Battalion 2
  • 36-13 Charles Piper - Battalion 3
  • 36-14 Mchael Mattausch - Battalion 4
  • 36-15 James Skelly - Battalion 5
  • 36-16 Charles C. Niemann - Battalion 6
  • 36-17 Halsey R. Decker - Battalion 7
  • 36-18 John Tunney - Battalion 8
  • 36-19 Jeremy Cohen - Battalion 9