William Gillespie II

Position(s): Fire Chief 2501

William D. Gillespie II

Bill is employed with VFIS as the Eastern PA Sales Executive. Bill has been in the fire service since 1987 starting with the Manville Fire Department, Manville New Jersey. Bill moved to Lower Saucon, PA in 1991, joining the Dewey Fire Company #1. During his tenure with Dewey, Bill moved through the ranks up to the position of Fire Chief and Borough Fire Marshal.

In addition to his volunteering in the emergency services; Bill is also a Master Mason with the Bethlehem Masonic Lodge #283. He is also a Board Member for the Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Service Institute (PFESI).  Bill also serves on the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) Fire Safety Occupational Cancer Steering Committee. 

Bill is married to Stacia and has 4 children, Alex, Madeline, William III, and Courtney.

Certifications:

  • Pro Board Fire Fighter 1                                             
  • Pro Board Fire Fighter II                                             
  • Pro Board Instructor 1                                               
  • Pro Board Officer I
  • Pro Board Officer II
  • Pro Board Officer III                                                   
  • Pro Board Hazardous Materials Operations
  • PA DOH VRT
  • PA DOH Special VRT               
  • Fire Investigator                                                         
  • Truck Company Operations I & II                              
  • Pump Operations I & II                                              
  • Ropes I & II                                                                 
  • Basic Fire Police
  • B.S. Fire Science Administration (Summa Cum Laude)