On Monday March 25, 2019, the City of York Department of Fire/Rescue Services new Deputy Fire Chief will be sworn in by Mayor Michael Helfrich at 4:00 pm at City Hall (101 S George St. York, PA 17401) in Council Chambers.
Deputy Chief William H. Sleeger, Jr. started with the Department on March 9, 1992. Prior to his appointment with the department, Chief Sleeger served our country as a member of the United States Navy. He graduated from the HACC fire academy and was assigned to A Platoon as a firefighter. He was promoted to Captain on May 30th 2015 and served as the Captain on A Platoon. He was promoted to Assistant Chief Janaury 11, 2019 and served as the Assistant Chief of B Platoon.
Deputy Chief Sleeger has achieved numerous certifications throughout his career including, Pro-Board Firefighter I & Firefighter II, Educational Methodology, Pro-Board Fire Instructor I & Fire Instructor II, Pro-Board Fire Officer I & Fire Officer II and ICS 100, 200, 700 300 & 400.
Deputy Chief Sleeger is a decorated member of the department receiving numerous awards throughout his career including a Chiefs commendation in 1994 for performing CPR on a victim of cardiac arrest while on vacation at Busch Gardens.
Deputy Chief Sleeger was named the Departments 1997 Firefighter of the Year. In 1998, he was awarded for the rescue of an elderly lady trapped on the second floor of a fire on Pattison St. While on duty in May of 2015, he was awarded for his role in working under a chaotic and dangerous scene, treating two victims suffering from gun shot wounds after a large fight broke out in front of Station 2. In 2016 Deputy Chief Sleeger was part of a crew that rescued a civilian who was struck and pinned