CSFA Officers and Committees 2017-2018

Connecticut State Firefighters Association (CSFA) Officers

Executive Committee

  • Stephan D. Brown, Sr. (Windsor Locks), President
  • John Carew (West Haven), 1st Vice-President
  • Michael Gergler (Storrs), 2nd Vice-President
  • Gerald V. Schaffer (Mansfield Center), Secretary
  • William Coffey (Danbury), Treasurer
  • Vaughan Dumas (Orange), Immediate PastPresident
  • James O’Neil (Thomaston), Past-President
  • Fritz Hilbert (Mystic) Past-President
  • Charles Stankye III (Derby) Past-President 
  • Ernest Herrick (Storrs) Past-President
  • James Wilkinson (Milford) Past-President

 

  • Father Kevin Donovan (Wolcott) Chaplain
  • Reverend Mark Byers (Thomaston) Chaplain
  • Reverend Thomas Berberich (Kent) Chaplain Emeritus

 

  • Theodore Schroll, Jr. (Wethersfield), Assistant Secretary
  • Karin Halstead (Sandy Hook) Assistant Treasurer

CSFA County Vice-Presidents

  • Clarence Rees (Bethel),  Fairfield County
  • Ju]ohn Kupernik, Hartford County
  • James Koser, (Litchfield) Litchfield County
  • Burt Hale (Middletown), Middlesex County
  • Kenneth Mitchell (Ansonia), New Haven County
  • Ed Waido (Niantic), New London County
  • Raymond Stovall, Tolland County
  • Wayne Fletcher, (Ashford) Windham County

CSFA Legislative Committee (also includes all CSFA County Vice-Presidents)

  • Past-President Lewis Clark, (Morris) Chairman
  • Leon Collins, Legislative Representative
  • Past-President Ted Schroll, Jr. (Wethersfield)
  • Past-President James O’Neil (Thomaston)
  • Ronald Stolz (Yantic)

CSFA Audit Committee

  • County Vice-President Michael Gergler (Mansfield) Chairman
  • Past-President Frank “Fritz” Hilbert (Mystic)
  • Past-President Ernest Herrick (Mansfield)
  • Past-President James O’Neil (Thomaston)
  • County Vice-President Wayne Fletcher (Ashford)
  • George Thompson, Jr. (Mansfield)

CFSA Convention Advisory Committee

  • County Vice-President Kenneth Mitchell (Ansonia), Chairman
  • 1st Vice-President John Carew (West Haven)
  • Sal Pitruzello (Portland)
  • Joseph Navin (Mashantucket)
  • Mike Kelleher (Derby)

CSFA Representative to the E.M.S. Advisory Committee

  • Past-President Robert Guthrie (West Haven)
  • James Trzaski (Beacon Falls)

CSFA Commission on Fire Prevention and Control

  • Past-President Frank “Fritz” Hilbert (Mystic)
  • Past-President Charles M. Stankye III (Derby)

CSFA Merit Awards Committee

  • Past-President Charles M. Stankye III (Derby), Chairman
  • Past-President Paul McAllister (Danbury)
  • Past-President James Wilkinson (Milford)
  • Past-President James O’Neil (Thomaston)
  • County Vice-President James Koser (Litchfield)
  • David Bunnell (Middlebury)
  • Charles Doback (Naugatuck)
  • James Butler, Sr. (Derby)

CSFA Credentials Committee

  • Past-President Ted Schroll, Jr. (Wethersfield) Chairman
  • County Vice-President Wayne Fletcher (Ashford)
  • Brian Schroll (Wethersfield)
  • Corrine Schroll (Wethersfield)
  • Dawn Schroll (Wethersfield)
  • Ronald Stolz (Yantic)
  • Cari Jansen (Bantam)
  • Aaron Jansen (Bantam)
  • Ronald Mattei (North Haven)
  • William Talmadge (Morris)

CSFA Memorial Committee

  • Past-President Ernest Herrick (Mansfield), Chairman
  • County Vice-President Wayne Fletcher (Ashford) Vice-Chairman
  • Gerald V. Schaffer (Mansfield), Secretary-Treasurer
  • Paul Walsh (New Britain), Artist
  • David Clark (Wethersfield)
  • Jeffrey Morrissette (Windsor Locks)
  • Yvonne Lewis (Windsor Locks)
  • Geoffrey Nielsen (Wethersfield)
  • Chet Haber (Berlin)
  • Edward Urbansky (Glastonbury)
  • Timothy Wall (Wallingford)
  • Ronald Dievert (Wallingford)
  • Robert Reese (Ashford)
  • Kevi Cooney (South Winsor)
  • Hal Grout (East Hartford)
  • Tim Pelton (Cheshire)

CSFA Representatives to the Anthony Flanagan Memorial Scholarship Committee

  • Past President Thomas Murphy (Southington)
  • President Stephan D. Brown, Sr. (Windsor Locks)

CSFA Representatives to the National Volunteer Fire Council

  • Past-President Robert Guthrie (West Haven), Delegate
  • Past-President Lewis Clark (Morris), Alternate

CSFA Recruitment and Retention Committee

  • Timothy S. Wall (Wallingford), Chairman

CSFA Hall of Fame Committee

  • Past President Robert Guthrie (West Haven), Co-Chairman
  • Treasurer William Coffey (Danbury), Co-Chairman
  • Past-President Fritz Hilbert (Mystic)
  • Past-President Lewis Clark (Morris)
  • Past-President James Wilkinson (Milford)
  • Past-President Scott Potter (Thomaston)
  • County Vice-President Michael Gergler (Mansfield)
  • Fr. Edward Hyland (Waterbury)

Education Committee

  • Stephan Brown, Sr., President, Connecticut State Firefighters Assn.
  • Leon Collins, Lobbyist, Connecticut State Firefighters Assn.
  • Jeffrey Morrisette, State Fire Adminstrator, Connecticut Fire Academy
  • Richard Nicol, Commission on Fire Prevention & Control
  • James Wilkinson, Connecticut State Firefighters Assn.
  • David Clark, Connecticut State Firefighters Assn.
  • Steven Rogers, Danbury Fire Department
  • Alan Hawkins, Eastern Connecticut Fire School
  • Leslie Shull Jr., Eastern Connecticut Fire School
  • Scott Bisson, Fairfield Regional Fire School
  • James Baldis, Hartford County Regional Fire School
  • Richard Winn, Litchfield County Regional Fire School
  • Robert Norton Jr., Chairman, Litchfield County Regional Fire School
  • Jay Woron, Middlesex County Fire School
  • Fred Dudek, Middlesex County Fire School
  • Antonio Almodovar, New Haven Regional Fire Academy
  • John Conte, Stamford Fire Department Regional School
  • Trevor Roach, Stamford Fire Department Regional School
  • James Vincent, Valley Fire Chiefs Regional Fire School
  • Charles Stankye III, Valley Fire Chiefs Regional Fire School
  • Scott Poulton, Wolcott State Fire School
  • David Hardt, Wolcott State Fire School

CSFA Website

  • Ian Shackleton (Orange), Webmaster
  • Leon Collis, Legislative Representative

Other CSFA Standing Committees can be and are appointed on an as-needed basis.

Links related to CSFA Standing Committees:

State Commission on Fire Prevention and Control

The Connecticut Joint Council of Fire Service Organizations

State EMS Advisory Committee

Andrew Flanagan Memorial Scholarship Committee

National Volunteer Fire Council.

For more information on membership in the Connecticut State Firefighters Association, please visit the “About CFSA” page.

For more general information about The Connecticut State Firefighters Association, please visit the CSFA homepage.

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