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Division of Fire Services

Who We Are

Staffing

Full Time Personnel:
Vini Tankasali - Deputy Commissioner of Fire Services
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. Sr. Sr. Deputy Coordinator, Battalions 6, 7 & 8
36-3 Charles J. Mancuso Jr. Sr. Deputy Coordinator, Battalions 4, 5 & 9
36-4  Matthew Thorp Sr. Sr. Deputy Coordinator, Battalions 1, 2 & 3 
36-5 Dr. Raymond Basri Medical
36-6  Bruce Guttenplan Fire Investigation
36-7  VACANT Special Operations
36-8  James McCann Training
36-9 Robert Reynolds, Sr. Communications
36-10 Wayne Melton HazMat 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 Jeffrey J. Mahran 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