Personnel – Alpha Fire Company
Alpha’s Membership is segmented into groups of members and officers, each with unique responsibilities that vary across the organization. Once you join Alpha as a Volunteer, you will become eligible for one — or several — of these positions, as your desire and determination allow.
Did you know, for example, that becoming a member of the Fire Police within Alpha Fire Company is a completely separate kind of firefighter?
What’s most important for you to know is that each of our groups work together like fingers on a hand or gears in a transmission – as one unit – all working together to protect and serve the communities in which we live, work and raise our own families.
Line Officers: These are our Chiefs, Captains, and Lieutenants – who lead our members in operations and training. Captains and Lieutenants are appointed by Chiefs after careful consideration that includes a peer review of qualifications, a written test, and an interview process.
Fire Police Officers: Captains and Lieutenants of the Alpha Fire Police maintain scene security and manage traffic during fire operations. They often receive sworn police powers and special training to support firefighting efforts at emergency incidents, and directly assist local and state law enforcement – all while being trained exterior firefighters themselves.
Executive Officers: These are veteran Alpha members who manage the administrative functions of the Company.
Firemen’s Relief Association Officers: Manage the State College Fireman’s Relief Association, a separate organization that provides for the welfare of our firefighters by funding insurance, training, and equipment.
Alpha Volunteer Fire Company Members: As our application demonstrates, there are all types of Alpha Members – local college students, residents, community leaders, business leaders and more. The best way to learn about how you can do more as an Alpha volunteer is to schedule a visit to our main station and talk to one of our members or officers.
Fire Director (5500): Steve Bair
Chief (500): Jeff Martin
1st Assistant Chief (501): Shawn Kauffman
2nd Assistant Chief (502): Jason Troup
Assistant Chief Field Services and Operations (5501): Rusty Schreiner
Assistant Chief Training and Operations (5502): Dennis Harris
Health & Safety Officer (590): Svend Pederson
Engine Captain (591): Louis ‘Tony’ Berrena, Jr.
Engine Lieutenant (594): Mark Jermusyk
Engine Lieutenant (595): John Egan
Engine Lieutenant (596): JR Watson
Engine Lieutenant (599): Forrest Rothrock
Truck Captain (592): Randy Clouser
Truck Lieutenant (597): Todd Johnson
Rescue Captain (593): Buck Harpster
Rescue Lieutenant (598): Don Madden
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Fire Police Officers
Fire Police Captain (570): Marvin Robinson
Fire Police Lieutenant (571): Butch Sauers
Fire Police Lieutenant (572): Kenny Johnston
Fire Police Lieutenant (573): Theodore Gabriel
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President: Marvin Robinson
Vice President: Svend Pedersen
Treasurer: Ronald Witmer
Financial Secretary: Cliff Lutz
Secretary: Lyle Domico
Trustees: Louis ‘Tony’ Berrena, Jr, Bill Markle, Rich Fitzgerald
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Firemen’s Relief Association Officers
President: Richard Harris
Vice President: Carmine Prestia
Treasurer: Dennis Hampton
Secretary: Andy Richards
Directors: G. Steve Foster, Thompson Buchan, Ron Witmer
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Interested in learning more about becoming an Alpha Volunteer Firefighter or a member of the Alpha Fire Police? Learn more about becoming an Alpha!