On Tuesday January 28, 2020, Captain William L. Collins, Jr. will be sworn in as an Assistant Chief and Firefighter Kenneth E. Swartz, II will be sworn in as a Captain. Mayor Michael Helfrich will give the Oath of Office at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall (101 S George St. York, PA 17401) in Council Chambers.
Chief Collins has served the department for nearly 23 years. He is a decorated member of the department who has received numerous awards for his actions. Chief Collins has obtained numerous certifications throughout his career. Chief Collins served as Captain on the departments D Platoon. He will be assigned as the Assistant Chief of the Fire Prevention Bureau.
Captain Swartz has served the department for 18 years. In 2007, Captain Swartz received the Award of Merit for his actions at a structure fire on Hay St. Captain Swartz has obtained numerous certifications throughout his career. Captain Swartz last assignment was at Station 99-5 on B Platoon. He will be assigned as the Captain on the Departments D Platoon.