Board of Directors

Executive Board

Mike Whitzel, President 
Jerry Poland, Vice President
Jeff Siegrist, Secretary
Thomas L. Savage III, Treasurer

Mr. Jeff Siegrist
Provident Agency
PO Box 20400
York PA  17402
Phone: 717-840-6500
Fax: 717-840-6501
Email: jsiegrist@providentbenefits.com

Mr. Thomas L. Savage III
436 Harwicke Road
Springfield PA  19064
Home Phone: 610-543-4069
Email: tlsavage@earthlink.net

Mr. Brian Connely                           
Spartan ERV
511 Lombard Street
Tamaqua PA  18252
Phone: 570-728-4743
Email: brian.connely@spartanerv.com

Mr. Barry Buskey
312 North 31st Street
Harrisburg PA  17109-3515
Phone: 717-652-6362
Email: bjbuskey@comcast.net  

Mr. Mike Whitzel
206 Keystone Alley
Dillsburg PA  17019
Phone: 717-801-9633
Email: station65chief@verizon.net

Mr. Ray Lonabaugh
National Fire Sprinkler Assoc.
PO Box 126
Ridley Park PA  19078
Phone: 610-521-4768
Cell Phone: 914-643-0940
Email: lonabaugh@nfsa.org

Mr. Jerry Poland
VFIS
10 Ash Drive, Littlestown PA  17340
Office: 1-800-233-1957
Cell phone: 717-858-7054
jpoland@vfis.com

Ms. Janette Swade
PEHSC
600 Wilson Lane
Mechanicsburg PA  17055
Phone 717-795-0740
Email: jswade@pehsc.org

Ray Stackhouse
427 Sixth Avenue
Parkesburg PA  19365
Phone 484-571-9686
Email: rstackhouse@calntownship.org

Jason Witmier
One Industrial Complex
Nesquehoning PA  18240
Phone 800-235-3928
Email: jwitmier@kovatch.com

Kevin Moul
102 Sutton Road
Abbottstown PA  17301
Phone 717-324-0339
Email: kmoul@thefirestore.com


Statewide Advisory Board Chairman

Mr. Frank J. Zangari
213 C Street
Girardville PA  17935
Phone: 610-562-6045
Email: Fzangari@pa.gov

Executive Director

Mr. Donald Konkle
Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Institute
223 State Street
Harrisburg PA  17101
Phone: 717-236-5995
Fax: 717-236-5996
Email: pfesi@verizon.net

Administrative Assistant

Penny Biter
Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Institute
223 State Street
Harrisburg PA  17101
Phone: 717-236-5995
Fax: 717-236-5996
Email: pfesi@verizon.net

Emeritus Members

Mr. David Wyrwas
VFIS
183 Leader Heights Road
PO Box 2726
York PA  17405
Phone: 800-233-1957
Fax: 717-741-5205
Email: Dwyrwas@vfis.com

Statewide Advisory Board Chairmen

1991 – 1993    Tom Savage
1993 – 1994    Ernie Rojahn
1994 – 1995    Don Konkle
1995 – 1996    Ken Stewart
1996 – 1997    Walt Wise
1997 – 1998    Mike Heffron
1998 – 1999    Norm Bowser
1999 – 2000    Tom Quinn
2000 – 2002    Bob Timko
2002 – 2004    Duane Trautman
2004 – 2006    Vince Difilippo
2006 – 2008    Charles Belgie
2008 – 2010    Charles Belgie
2010 – 2012    George (Beau) Crowding
2012 – 2014    Frank Zangari

Institute Past Presidents

Mr. Chet Henry
Mr. William F. Jenaway
Mr. William Hamilton
Mr. Louis Klein
Mr. Donald Konkle – 1996 - 2009
Mr. David Wyrwas – 2009 – 2012
Brian Connely – 2012

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