Officers

Our crew is made up of 100% volunteers who are trained to respond to many types of disasters and tragic events and mitigate the events, providing protection of property and life.  From fires to missing children, our members strive to provide professional assistance to the community while balancing jobs, family, and training mandates.  Officer elections are held annually each spring but our Officers are fireman first and foremost.  If you see our department at a scene you will see our officers working side by side with our membership.  Take a moment to meet our dedicated volunteers who will not hesitate to place themselves in harms way to assist family, friends, and strangers alike:  

Jason White, Fire Chief

Jason White was first elected Fire Chief of the Pittsfield Fire Department back in April of 2010 and and currently retains this position.  Jason served with the department since 1995.  Jason has many administrative tasks but also works close with other officers to assure members are adequately equipped with knowledge and skills necessary to tackle any type of situation encountered in the safest manor possible.


Tom Reinhardt, Assistant Chief  

Tom Reinhardt was first elected Assistant Fire Chief back in April of 2000 and currently retains this position.  Tom has been a volunteer firefighter since 1995.  As Assistant Fire Chief, Tom has numerous responsibilities but works hand in hand with the Fire Chief and is dedicated to making sure members are equipped with knowledge and skills necessary to tackle any type of situation in the safest manor possible.  


Jason Thomas, Captain

Jason Thomas was first elected Training Captain in April 2010 and currently retains this position.  Jason has been a volunteer firefighter since 2005.  As a Captain, Jason has many duties including being responsible for providing training to the department on tactics and equipment to keep current on technologies and tactics.     


Dan Brennecke , Captain 

Dan Brennecke was elected Equipment Captain in April of 2015 and currently retains this position.  Dan has been a volunteer firefighter since 2005.  As a Captain, Dan has many duties including being responsible for all equipment operated by the department to ensure each piece of equipment functions when needed and, keeping equipment certified to NFPA standards.


Chad Knight, Lieutenant 

Chad Knight was first elected Fire Service Support Lieutenant in April 2011 and currently retains this position.  Chad Knight has been a volunteer firefighter since 2001.  As a Lieutenant, Chad has many duties including assisting both Captains in the performance of their duties.  Chad also leads the Explorer Post and aides these future firefighters with training and knowledge in preparation of future firefighter careers.


Brian Wade, Lieutenant

Brian Wade was first elected Fire Prevention Officer in April 2011 and currently retains this position.  Brian has been a volunteer firefighter since 2000.  As Fire Prevention Officer, Brian has many duties including teaching grade school children the aspects of fire safety.  Brian likes working with the young children and has observed these young children retain information from year to year.  Brian is the contact person for group tours of our facilities.  


Ed Knight, Treasure

Ed Knight was first elected Treasure in April of 2003 and currently retains this position.  Ed has been a volunteer fireman since 2001 with prior fire service background.  Ed has many duties revolving around managing fire department funds.  Ed is also responsible for writing several grants for equipment which enables our department to provide first rate service to the community.  


Rob Seybold, Secretary

Rob Seybold was first elected Secretary in April of 2012 and currently retains this position.  Rob has been a volunteer fireman since 2010.  Rob has many duties including record keeping within the department.  


Members

Name  /  Career began 

Ed Knight / 2001

Josh Klatt / 2009

Bruce McKee / 1989

Allen Motley / 2003

Brian Wade / 2000

Todd Gratton / 2014

Keenan Smith / 2012

Chad Knight / 2001

Scott Bennett / 2013

Jason Thomas / 2005

Matt Kirgan / 2011

Jim Shade / 1995

Jeff Bonnett / 2010

John Neupauter / 2014

Adam Rush / 2014

Bill Grimsley / 1988

Trent Bernard / 2008

Edmond Eatock / 2007

Ryan Crowder / 2011

Jason Herren / 2007

Bill Irwin / 2001

Tom Reinhardt / 1995

Trevor Zumwalt / 2011

Jason White / 1995

Rob Seybold / 2010

Dan Brennecke / 2005

Rich Williams /  2011