The Girdwood Fire Department is a combination department with both full-time staff and volunteers. Full-time career personnel are on shift every day working with volunteers on responses. The department is overseen by a community-elected Board of Directors.

Chief Officers

Fire Chief, John Banning

Bio Coming Soon!

 

Interim Fire Chief, Will Day

Will has been a member of GVFD since 2013 and brings 17 years of experience as Firefighter, Paramedic, and Rescue Technician, most recently working as a remote medical provider practicing in remote locations worldwide. He is a state certified Paramedic, Firefighter 2, Engineer, and Fire & EMS Instructor.

 

Deputy Chief of Emergency Medical Services, Terry Kadel

Terry has been a member of the department since 1995. He is a state certified Paramedic and EMT, ACLS, PALS and PEPP Instructor, Firefighter 2, Engineer, and a State of Alaska EMS certifying officer. Terry is a graduate of the National Fire Academy. Chief Kadel oversees emergency medical services training and operations for the Girdwood Fire Department.

Team 1

Senior Captain
Matt Olson
FO-1/ENG/EMT-3

Lieutenant
Vacant
 

 

Firefighters

Paula Bogdan
FF-1/EMT-3

Joe Casassa
FF-2/ENG/EMT-2

Jeremy Kusmider
FF-1/EMT-1

Tyler Morris
FF-1/EMT-1

Jeramiah Moss
FF-2/EMT-3

Brian Kneaper
FF-1/EMT-2

Steve Turkington
FF-2/EMT-2

 

Probationary

Gavin Strahan

Dana Goodman
 

Team 2

Captain
Manch Garhart
FF-2/ENG/EMT-3

Lieutenant
Josh Heuer
FF-2/ENG/EMT-3

 

Firefighters

Sydney Boyd
EMT-1

Anna Ferntheil
FF-1/EMT-3

Susan Goodwin
RN/EMT-1

Sabino Vasquez
FF-1/EMT-2

Brent Pelkey
FF-1/EMT-1
 

 
 
 

Probationary

Ky Martin

Jack Vice
 

 

Team 3

Captain
Rob Mullowney
FF-2/ENG/EMT-3

Lieutenant
Jason Capron
FF-2/EMT-3

 

Firefighters

Gibson Gamel
FF-1/EMT-1

Sarah Howard
FF-1/EMT-1

Nicole Olson
EMT-3

Ken Murphy
FF-2/ENG/EMT-3

Tobias Sandberg
FF-1/EMT-1

William Parry
FF-2/ENG/EMT-3

 
 

Probationary

Joshua Hern

Team 4

Captain
Eric Steinfort
FF-2/ENG/EMT-3

Lieutenant
Steve Bartholomew
FF-1/ENG/EMT-2

 

Firefighters

Richard Parry
FO-1/ENG/MICP/Former Fire Chief

Connor Gamache
FF-1/EMT-3

Eph Roberts
FF-2/EMT-2

Derek Ruckel
FF-1/EMT-1

Emily Tyrrell
FF-1/EMT-3

Lynn Whitcomb
FF-1/EMT-3

 
 

Probationary

Daniel Rekow

Resource Members

Christina Dixon
Bookkeeper

Mike House
Senior Drill Instructor-AFD Retired

Board of Directors

President Ken Waugh

Treasurer Deb Essex

Director Mike House

Secretary Jewel Shibley (Member-at-large)

Vice-President Ben Habecker