Dennis McArdle

Positions; Vice President, Fire Marshal

Dennis J. McArdle, A.S.C.


Dennis, “DMac”, started his firefighting career on September 4, 1980 with the Nesquehoning Hose Co. No. 1 and Nesquehoning Ambulance Corp.  He then joined the United States Air Force where he served our country on active duty for 21 and a half years.  Wherever he was stationed, Dennis continued to serve his local community as a volunteer and paid firefighter.

After retiring from the military in 2005, Dennis, his wife Karen and daughter Kelsey relocated back to Pennsylvania as Dennis started his second life as the District Safety Coordinator for PennDOT Engineering District 5-0.

Fire Department Affiliations:

  • Good Will Fire Co No 1 of Trexlertown: firefighter (2005 – 2007), Safety Officer (2008 – 2014), Fire Marshal and Vice President (2015 – Present)
  • Citizens’ Hose Co No 1, Smyrna, Delaware: Life Member
  • Hollywood Park Fire Department, Texas: Past Volunteer Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Marshal
  • Nesquehoning Hose Co No 1, Nesquehoning, PA: Life Member
  • Nesquehoning Ambulance Corp, Nesquehoning, PA: Life Member
  • Four County Firemen’s Association: Past President (2015 – 2016)
  • PA Eastern Regional CISM Team Peer Member
  • Lehigh Valley Burn Prevention Juvenile Fire Setters Program
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Lehigh County Fire Police Association
  • Pennsylvania Fire Police Association

Certified Training:

  • Basic, Intermediate, and Advance Firefighter (Texas)
  • Fire Marshal Certification (Texas)
  • U.S.A.F. Firefighter Specialist
  • Aircraft Fire and Rescue Technician
  • NIMS ICS: 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800
  • NFA Incident Command for High Rise Operations
  • PEMA Continuity of Operations
  • FEMA Emergency Planning
  • Legal Aspects for Command Officer
  • National Safety Council’s Advance Safety Certificate  
  • Incident Safety Officer
  • Health and Safety Officer
  • Critical Employee Emergency Preparedness
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Individual and Group Crisis Intervention and Peer Support
  • Engine Company Operations
  • Fire Department Pump Operations I and II
  • Truck Company Operations I
  • Basic Rigging for Rope Rescue
  • EVOC
  • National Traffic Incident Management (SHRP2)
  • HAZMAT Awareness, Operations, and Responder
  • Fire Police: Basic, Legal Concepts, and Advanced
  • PA Dept of Health Basic and Special Vehicle Rescue Technician
  • Water Rescue Fire Responder
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor
  • Foam-Ethanol Technician
  • First Responder Safety Training for Natural Gas Vehicles and Fueling Stations
  • Pipeline Emergencies Operations
  • Fire Dynamics: Fundamentals, Strategy and Tactics
  • Basic Fire and Arson Investigation
  • Clandestine Lab Awareness for First Responders
  • Youth Fire Misuse Educator’s Training
  • Autism Speaks for First Responders
  • FEMA Workplace Emergency Preparedness, Prevention and Incident Management
  • Incident Investigation Instructor
  • Fire Service Officer I and II

Fire Service Awards:

Firefighter of the Year:  Hollywood Park Fire Dept, TX (twice)

                                          Bexar County, Texas

                                          Good Will Fire Co No. 1, Trexlertown

Green Cross Rescue Award:  Good Will Fire Co No. 1, Trexlertown