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.

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 as Deputy Chief for 3+ 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 15+ years and has previously served as a Captain for 3+ years and Lieutenant for 1+ years. Baker's training includes Firefighter II, Fire Instructor II, Fire Officer III, NYS EMT-B, Pump Operations, EVOC.

Richard Skebey

Deputy Chief
Richard Skebey is a Deputy Chief 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 3+ years. He has an Associate's 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 EMT.

The Captains

of the Horseheads Fire Department
 

Joseph Reed

Captain

Joseph 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 ranks of Captain for 2+ years and Lieutenant for 2+ years. Reed's 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.

Thomas Skebey

Captain

Thomas Skebey is a Captain of the Horseheads Fire Department and works part-time as a NYS Academy Regional Fire Instructor and Retired from the Town of Horseheads/City of Elmira as the Director of Code Enforcement. Skebey is also the Floodplain Administrator, and the Stormwater Officer. Skebey has been in the fire service for 45 years in fire service 10 years of service at HFD and has held the ranks of Captain for 2+ years and Lieutenant for 3+ years. He has an associate degree from Corning Community College in Fire Protection Technology and his training includes NYS Code Enforcement Officer, National Pro Board Certification: Firefighter 1 and 2, Fire Officer 1 and 2, Fire Instructor 1 and 2, Fire Inspector 1 and 2, Live Fire Instructor

NYS Certification: Code Enforcement Officer, Haz Mat Technician, Certified First Responder.


Seth Zawko

Captain

Seth Zawko is 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 Captain for 2+ years and Lieutenant for 2+ years. Zawko's training includes Firefighter I, EMT, Pump Operations, Fire Officer I, and Engine Company Operations: Water Supply.