Jeffrey Snyder became Carlisle Borough’s Fire Chief on December 16, 2013. Chief Snyder comes to us from the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire where he started in 1990 as a paid firefighter and rose though the ranks to hold positions as Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief and acting Deputy Chief during his 22 year career. During his career he has received numerous awards, including the “Award for Bravery” in 1997. Chief Snyder has numerous certifications at the national level, he is a certified instructor through the PA State Fire Academy and has taught both fire and rescue courses for Harrisburg Area Community College
Chief Snyder became a Volunteer Firefighter in 1975 with United Hook and Ladder in New Oxford, Pa where he has held virtually every line officer position including Chief of the Department. He was an active member of FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue Team and assisted both in New York City at the World Trade Center after September 11, 2001 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Chief Snyder will oversee the Carlisle Fire Department which consists of two volunteer fire companies, Carlisle Fire and Rescue Services, and the Union Fire Company No. 1. In addition to reporting to and assuming command at all major fires, as available, he will be involved with the managerial, administrative, professional and technical duties of the department including overseeing the department’s budget, as delivered by the Borough Council.