Horseheads Fire Department

Dedicated Volunteers

Administration

 

The Chiefs

of the Horseheads Fire Department

Arthur T. Sullivan

Chief
Arthur Sullivan is the Chief of the Horseheads Fire Department. He is a full-time paramedic with Erway Ambulance and has been in the fire service for 40 years.

Thomas Margeson

Deputy Chief
Thomas Margeson is a Deputy Chief of the Horseheads Fire Department and is a career firefighter at the Corning Fire Department serving as a Lieutenant. Margeson has been in the fire service for 24 years and during 16 of those years has served as Deputy Chief. Margeson's training includes: National Certified Firefighter, NYS Fire Investigator, Officer I, Instructor I, and NYS EMT-D.

Robert Young

Deputy Chief
Robert Young is a Deputy Chief of the Horseheads Fire Department and a career firefighter at West Elmira Fire Department. Young has been in the fire service for 12 years and has served as Deputy Chief for 5 of those years. Young's training includes: NYS Certified Firefighter, NYS Level 1 Fire Investigator, NYS EMT-D, and NYS Certified Code Official.

Ryan Wheeler

Deputy Chief
Ryan Wheeler is a Deputy Chief of the Horseheads Fire Department and works full-time for Airport Operations. Wheeler has been in the fire service for 19 years and has served at Deputy Chief for 2 years. Wheeler's training includes: National Certified Firefighter I & II, National Certified Fire Officer II, NYS EMT-D, and National Certified Instructor III.

The Captains

of the Horseheads Fire Department
 

Robert Emmick

Captain

Robert Emmick is a Captain and Training Officer at the Horseheads Fire Department. Emmick worked as a Fire/Safety Officer, he worked at the NYS Department of Correctional Services, and he is currently a part-time NYS Fire Instructor. He has been in the fire service for 39 years and has training that includes: State Fire Instructor, Firefighter 1 & 2, Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations, CFR, FOI, and NYS Fire Instructor II.

Joshua Baker

Captain

Joshua Baker is a Captain of the Horseheads Fire Department and is also a Full-Time Communication Operator with Chemung County 911. Baker has been in the fire service for 9 years and has served as a Captain for 2 year. Baker's training includes: Firefighter I, Fire Officer II, NYS EMT-B, Certified Lab Instructor, Pump Operations, EVOC, and Fire Investigator 1.

Richard Skebey

Captain

Richard Skebey is a Captain of the Horseheads Fire Department and works full-time at Chemung County 911. Skebey has been in the fire service for a total of 13 years and has served as Captain for 1 year. He has an Associates Degree in Fire Protection Technology, and his training includes: 229 Certified Firefighter Level 2, Certified Code Officer, Fire Officer I, Fire Investigator, Hazardous Materials and Rescue Technician, and CFR. 

The Lieutenants

of the Horseheads Fire Department
 

Thomas R. Skebey

Lieutenant

Thomas Skebey is a Lieutenant of the Horseheads Fire Department and works part-time as a NYS Academy Regional Fire Instructor and full-time for the Town of Horseheads/City of Elmira as the Director of Code Enforcement. Skebey also is the Floodplain Administrator, and the Stormwater Officer. Skebey has been in the fire service for 39 years and has held the rank of Lieutenant for 2 years. He has an Associates Degree from Corning Community College in Fire Protection Technology and his training includes: NYS Code Enforcement Officer, NYS Firefighter 1 & 2, NYS Hazardous Materials Technician and Operations, NYS Fire Instructor II, and CFR.

Seth Zawko

Lieutenant

Seth Zawko is a Lieutenant of the Horseheads Fire Department. Zawko has worked in the Village of Horseheads as a Police Officer for 14 years.  He has been in the fire service for 4 years and has held the rank of Lieutenant for 1 year. Zawko's training includes: Firefighter I, EMT, Pump Operations, Fire Officer I, and Engine Company Operations: Water Supply.


Michael Rose

Lieutenant

Michael Rose is a Lieutenant of the Horseheads Fire Department. Rose works full-time for the New York State Department of Transportation located in Horseheads. He has been in the fire service for 20 years and has held the rank of Lieutenant for 1 year. Rose's training includes: Firefighter I and Firefighter II. Rose has held the rank of Lieutenant for 1 year.