Captain Bernie Vahlkamp
Captain Vahlkamp is a 16-year veteran of the department, starting his tenure no August 25, 1997. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on May 18, 2002 and Captain on May 18, 2009. He is currently assigned as the Captain of second shift.
He is certified as a Firefighter III, Apparatus Engineer, Fire Investigator, HazMat Technician, Paramedic and Fire Officer II. He earned his Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from John Wood Community College. He currently serves as the coordinator for the Water Response Team.