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Pennsylvania State Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Advisory Group

Pennsylvania’s initiative for juvenile firesetter intervention is managed by the Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Steering Committee which oversees four (4) workgroups that is comprised of the following professionals and organizations who have the dedication and expertise to deal with the impact of youth-set fires.

  • Corporal Nolan Brewbaker, Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Unit Supervisor
  • Kraig Herman (IAAI-CFI), Office of the State Fire Commissioner Public Education Specialist
  • Mary Brady-Lookingbill, Adjunct Professor Graduate Social Work West Chester University
  • Jessica Banks, Prevention Education Director, Burn Prevention Foundation
  • Tracie M. Young-Brungard, Certification Program Manager , PA State Fire Academy
  • Bryan Coy, Abraxas
  • Ryan Korn, Dauphin County Case Management Unit

Workgroup Members

  • George Stapleton, Administrator, PA State Fire Academy 
  • Ethan Davis, Department of Public Welfare - Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services
  • Maureen McCormick, Chester County
  • Steve Dobson, Chester County
  • Mark Kramer, Bucks County Fire Marshal Division
  • Brian Dean, Abraxas
  • William Junkin III, Harrisburg Bureau of Fire
  • Dahl Krow, Department of Public Welfare - Bureau of Human Services Licensing
  • Diane Mercer, Philadelphia Fire Department Fire Prevention Division
  • Steven Schneider, Burn Prevention Network
  • David Michaels, Chief - York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services
  • Jackie Umberger, Chambersburg Fire Department
  • Richard Gibbons, Director of EMS - PA Department of Health
  • Bruce Trego, PA Acting State Fire Commissioner

The Office of the State Fire Commissioner acts as the clearing house for inquiries and requests for assistance related to juvenile firesetter problems and issues throughout the state.   Any resident, professional, agency or organization may contact the OSFC and they will be assisted or referred to an organization or individual who can offer appropriate assistance.  The State Intervention Advisory Group is managed by the Public Education – Information Specialist.

Contact Us

Kraig Herman, OSFC Public Education Specialist

2605 Interstate Drive 
Harrisburg PA 17110 
Phone: 717-651-2209
Fax: 717-651-2210