OCVFA Officers
2014-2015 OCVFA Officers

President Gordy Kotars

447-1208 GEK400@aol.com

Past Chief, Past President and Life Member of Taunton Fire Dept, Committee Vice Chair of FASNY Public relations, member OCVFA and Public Relations, OCVCA member and Publicity Chair of CNYFA, Member and vice Chair of Public Relations, NYNYFA, Past President Fire Training Center, Town of Onondaga, Member of Town of Onondaga Sprinkler Review Board, Parish Council member of Most Holy Rosary Church, Married Wife Colleen and two Children


1st Vice President Mike Caron,


Member Elbridge Fire Company (1984-1987), transferred to Jordan Fire Department (1987-1990). Moved to Village of Elbridge in 1990 and transferred membership back to Elbridge Fire Department (1990-present). Served as Vice President (1 year) and became President in 2007 until present. Also current member of FASNY, OCVFA, OCFCA, OCFPA, VFPASNY and NCNYVFA. Employed as Financial Representative with Pricipal Financial Group and work with anyone in volunteer fire service. Will do seminars for fire departments as well.



 2nd Vice President Joanne VanSlyke


 Firefighter and Secretary of Southwood Fire Dept., Assistant Secretary-OCVFA- 


 Past President John Roder
(315) 699-1389

Life member and past Chief of Hinsdale Fire department, served as Secretary/Treasurer for Hinsdale Fire District for Many years, Past President of Onondaga County Fire Districts, member; FASNY, Central NY Firemen's Association, Onondaga County Fire Chief's Board of Directors, NYS Chief's Association, Board of director Fire Prevention Education Center State Fair, Northern Central NY Volunteer Firemen's Association trustee director.


Treasurer Dave Blair
(315) 487-1244

Life member of Fairmount Fire Department and Past Board of Directors for Fairmount.  Recently elected Vice President of the Firemen's Home Board of Trustees.


Secretary Dee Spraker
(315) 488-0762

Life member and Past President of Fairmount Firemen's Auxiliary, held other offices of Treasurer and Vice President.  Active member of LAOCVFA, Co-chairman of Ladies' Pushball, member of LAFASNY, currently Secretary of both OCVFA & OCFCA.



Marty Pine, Assistant Secretary

Member of Bridgeport Fire Department




Jeb Bealer, Director

Member and Past Chief of the Howlett Hill Fire Dept.



Earl  D. DeLore, Director
(Member, Bridgeport Fire Department)


Bill Harris-Director 

member of the Fayetteville Fire Department and  President- County Fire Police Assn.


Tom Czajak

Member of the Minoa Fire Dept.l Fire Department



Jeff Martin, Director

Member of Taunton Fiire Department,  President of Central NY Firemen's Association



Rick Nemier-Director

Assistant Chief and Member of Nedrow Fire Department.


David Van Slyke-Director

Active member and EMT with the Southwood Fire Department, currently holds the position of 2nd deputy Chief. Past Offices held 1st Lieutenant, Treasurer and Past Board of Directors of Department. Currently sits on Board of Directors at EAVES, member EAVES rehab team, current member of Onondaga County Fire Police Assoc. Past member of the Jamesville Fire Department and West Monroe Fire Dept in Oswego County. Presently on the following committees with OCVFA Bowling Tournament, County Awards, Legislative Breakfast, NYS Fair Fire Education Booth, and Scholarship.


Tina Cali-Director

President & member of the Nedrow Fire Dept.


 David Steinberg-Director

Member of Dewitt Fire Dept.


Sergeant-at-arms Marty Thomas

Member of Memphis Fire Dept.

Past President Of Onondaga County Volunteer Firemen's Association


Assistant Sergeant-at-arms -



Chaplin Reverend Jack Kissel
(315) 468-1427

Solvay Fire Department