Captain Bernie Vahlkamp is the September 2011 Quincy Fire Department Employee of the Month. Bernie is a 14-year veteran of the department, starting his tenure on August 15, 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 on Second Shift.
Captain Vahlkamp is certified as a Firefighter III, Apparatus Engineer, Fire Investigator, Haz-Mat Technician, Paramedic and Fire Officer II. He also has earned his Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from John Wood Community College.
Captain Vahlkamp currently serves as the coordinator for the Water Response Team.