Horseheads Fire Department

Dedicated Volunteers

Administration

 

The Chiefs

of the Horseheads Fire Department

Arthur F. 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.

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.

Joshua Baker

Deputy Chief
Joshua Baker is a Deputy Chief 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 11+ years and has previously served as a Captain for 3+ years. Baker's training includes: Firefighter II, Fire Officer III, NYS EMT-B, Certified Lab Instructor, Pump Operations, EVOC, and Fire Investigator I.

The Captains

of the Horseheads Fire Department
 

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 2+ years. 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. 

Seth Zawko

Captain

Seth Zawko is a Captain of the Horseheads Fire Department. Zawko has worked in the Village of Horseheads as a Police Officer for 15+ years.  He has been in the fire service for 5+ years and has held the rank of Lieutenant for 2+ years. Zawko's training includes: Firefighter I, EMT, Pump Operations, Fire Officer I, and Engine Company Operations: Water Supply.

Joseph Reed

Captain

Joe Reed is a Captain of the Horseheads Fire Department. Reed is a Corrections Officer at NYS Department of Correctional Services, and serves on their fire response team. Reed has been in the fire service for 16+ years and has held the rank of Lieutenant for 3 years. Reeds training and experience includes: Past Chief at Breesport Fire Department, Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Firefighter, Apparatus Operator EVOC, Apparatus Operator Pump, Fire Officer I, and Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations.

The Lieutenants

of the Horseheads Fire Department

Thomas 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 40+ years and has held the rank of Lieutenant for 3+ years and Captain 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.