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​Advisory Board

The State Fire Advisory Board was established by Act 91 of 2020, which amended Chapter 73 of Title 35 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (Title 35). The Fire Advisory Board is codified in Section 7386 of Title 35 (MS Word).

The board was created to advise OSFC on the needs and issues faced by the fire service organizations in the commonwealth.  

The board may elect to create subcommittees to study and provide advice to OSFC on specific technical and program areas. 


See the current members of the State Fire Advisory Board below. Members include a firefighter representative from each of Pennsylvania's nine regions, broken down in this map:

Map of OSFC Advisory Board Regions.

Region 1 Firefighter
​James Carstater
​Region 2 Firefighter
​Art Martynuska
Region 3 Firefighter
​Joseph C. Mitchell​
Region 4 Firefighter
​Bruce Trego​
Region 5 Firefighter
​Sam Aungst
Region 6 Firefighter
​Jeffrey A. Jumper​
Region 7 Firefighter
​Frank J. Zangari

Region 8 Firefighter
​Timothy Knapp​
Region 9 Firefighter
​Thomas O'Donnell
International Association of firefighters president or designee
(first-, second-, or third-class city)

​Jeremy Warmkessel​
State Fire Commissioner or designee
​Thomas Cook​
PA Professional Firefighters Association president or designee
​Robert Brooks​
PA Career Fire Chiefs Association president or designee
​Dustin Ulrich​
​PA Fire and Emergency Services Institute president or designee
​Steve Bair
​PEMA Director
​David "Randy" Padfield​
​Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services director

PA Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians
​Chris Tantlinger​
PA Association of Fire Equipment Distributors
​Adam Andrews​
​County Commissioners Association of PA
​Lisa Schaefer​
PA Municipal League
​John Brenner​
​PA State Association of Township Commissioners
​Nathan P. Silcox 
​State Association of Township Supervisors
​Andrew J. Boni​
​PA State Association of Boroughs
​Thomas Gramling​
​Association of Councils of Governments
​Linda Costa
Fire equipment and apparatus vendor
​Amy S. Sweitzer​