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Fire Department Staff Changes



Adam E Smith was promoted to Captain on July 21, 2016

Captain Smith has obtained numerous nationally recognized certifications since joining the department including EMT, Firefighter I & II, and Fire Instructor I & II. Captain Smith holds a bachelor’s degree from Towson University and recently graduated from Millersville University with a Master’s degree in Emergency Management. Before his promotion, Captain Smith worked at Station 1 on D Platoon. Captain Smith will serve as the Captain of B Platoon in his new assignment. Captain Smith resides in York City with his wife Brittany. 


Captain David L. Bowmnan retired on March 6, 2016

Bowman is a 21-year veteran of the department.  Bowman is a former member of Fire/Rescue Explorer Post #610 and became a volunteer  member of the department in 1982.  On March 6, 1995, Bowman was appointed to the York City Fire Department as a career member.  Bowman was promoted to Captain on December 16, 2014 where he served as the Captain of the Department's B Platoon.  

Bowman attended the 14th HACC Fire Academy in 1995.  Bowman received the Department's 2013 Firefighter of the Year Award and is also the recipient of a Letter of Commendation for actions taken at a fire in 2013. 

Bowman's family has a long history in the department which includes his father, uncles and brother.  Bowman's brother is currently a career Captain with the department and his father and uncles are active members of the York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services Volunteers. 


New Employees

Glenn P. Jansen, Jr. and Anthony E. Jones started their careers with the department on August 22, 2016.

Jansen, Jr. is from the York area and is married to Jenna.  They are expecting the arrival of their first child in December, 2016.

Jones is from the York area and is married to Hollie.  They have 2 children Luke Selby (13) & Zoe Jones (5)

They will both be attending the 56th Fire Academy at Harrisburg Area Community College starting in September.