Dennis McArdle

Dennis J. McArdle, A.S.C.

Position(s): Fire Marshal (2504), Vice President of Good Will Fire Company #1 of Trexlertown

Dennis, “DMac”, started his firefighting career on September 4, 1980 with the Nesquehoning Hose Co . No. l and Nesquehoning Ambulance Corp. He then joined the United States Air Force where he survived 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.

Fire Department Affiliations:

Good Will Fire Co No l of Trexlertown: firefighter (2005 – 2008) , 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: Life Member

Nesquehoning Ambulance Corp: Life Member

Four County Firemen’s Association: Past President (2015 -2016)

PA Eastern Regional CISM Team Peer Member

Lehigh Valley Bum Prevention Juvenile Fire Setters Program

International Association of Arson Investigators

Lehigh County Fire Police Association

Commonwealth of PA Fire Police Association



Basic, Intermediate, and Advance Firefighter (Texas)

Aircraft Fire and Rescue Technician

NIMS ICS : 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800

FEMA Emergency Planning

Legal Aspects Command Officer

National Safety Council’s Advance Safety Certificate

Incident Safety Officer

Critical Employee Emergency Preparedness

Engine Company Operations

Pump Operations I and II


Truck Company Operations

National Traffic Incident Management (SHRP2)

HAZMA T Awareness and Operations

Fire Police: Basic, Legal Concepts, and Advanced

Dept of Health Basic and Special Vehicle Rescue Technician

Water Rescue Fire Responder

First Aid/CPR/ AED

Foam-Ethanol Technician

Basic Fire and Arson Investigation

Incident Investigation Instructor

Fire Service Officer I and II