Fire Department Staff Changes
Steven B. Bowman, Jr. and Clifton R. Frederick, IV started their careers with the department on June 23, 2014.
Bowman is a resident of the York area, and is the son of career firefighter Steven Bowman.
Frederick is a resident of the York area, and served as a volunteer firefighter prior to being hired by the department.
Both will attend the 52nd Fire Academy at Harrisburg Area Community College in the fall.
Firefighter Gordon F. Myers, Jr. retired on April 27, 2014.
Myers is a 20-and-a-half year veteran of the department, and previously served as a volunteer for the Vigilant Fire Company in York City. Myers remains active in administration of the Vigilant Fire Company and the York Volunteer Firefighters Relief Association.
Myers saved the taxpayers of the City countless dollars by performing various maintenance tasks in house. This included vehicle repairs, maintenance and repairs to department hand held lighting equipment and was a repair technician for the department's self-contained breathing apparatus. Myers was also a state certified First Responder.
Myers served the majority of his career on the department's C Platoon, retiring from his regular assignment at the Vigilant station where he started as a volunteer. Myers attended to Ninth HACC Fire Academy, and was the department's 2000 Firefighter of the Year. Myers is also the recipient of a Letter of Commendation and of a Unit Citation for actions taken at the Rodeway Inn fire on February 2, 2013.
Firefighter Jason Rhoades, Sr. retired on April 1, 2014.
Rhoades is a 20-and-a-half year veteran of the department, and served in the U.S. Army prior to joining the department.
Rhoades served on the department's A Platoon before successfully bidding on an assignment as an inspector in the Fire Prevention Bureau, where he worked until his retirement.
Firefighter Terry L. Newcomer retired on February 28, 2014.
Newcomer is a 20-and-a-half-year veteran of the department, and previousy served as a volunteer for the Lincoln Fire Company in York City. Terry's brother, Donald, is also a career member of the department.
Newcomer served the majority of his career on the department's C Platoon, retiring from his regular assignment at the Lincoln station where he stared as a volunteer. Newcomer was the recipient of the Academic Award at the Ninth HACC Fire Academy in 1993. Newcomer was a recipient of a Unit Citation for actions taken at the Rodeway Inn fire on February 2, 2013.
Jeffrey A. Miller was promoted to Captain on January 22, 2013.
Miller is a twenty-year veteran of the Department, serving most of his career as a Firefighter on the Department's D Platoon. Miller has been assigned to the Fire Prevention Bureau.