About Us

The West Hazleton Fire Department is a volunteer/paid organization of highly trained volunteers and paid operators who work 24/7 to provide fire protection and other emergency assistance to the residents of the Borough of West Hazleton.

This is done through responses for structure fires, vehicle accidents, vehicle fires, and hazardous materials responses.
Department personnel is trained in many different aspects of firefighting and the use of specialized tools and apparatus to meet the necessary objectives of many incident types.

The department is extremely proud of its fire safety campaigns throughout the year that includes a variety of events in our community to get the word out about fire safety.  Our fire safety program takes us to area businesses, as well as daycare facilities, and local schools.

In an effort to pass on our rich heritage and knowledge of firefighting tactics, the department also has a Junior Firefighter program for youth age 14-17.

Our training program offers many opportunities for all levels of firefighters regardless of years of experience.  The fire service is ever-evolving and as such, refresher courses and courses geared toward the professional development of our members are always being evaluated and delivered.

Our Fire Line Officers

Chief – Richard Sparks

Deputy Chief – David Frye

Assistant Chief – James J. Kaschak Jr.

Assistant Chief – Kyle Kaschak

Captain – Jesse Frye

Lieutenant – Brandon Cressman

Our Fire Police Line Officers

Captain РScott Herring

Lieutenant – Brian Pliska

Our Company Administrative Officers

President – Kyle Kaschak

Vice President – Scott Herring

Secretary – Breena Coxe

Treasurer – Anthony Colombo

Our Fireman’s Relief Administrative Officers

President – James J. Kaschak Jr.

Vice President – Brandon Cressman

Secretary – Breena Coxe

Treasurer – Anthony Colombo