Tyler Wooding has served with the Lock Haven Fire Department since 2003. He provides leadership to 2 part-time, 20 volunteer personnel. He has served as Captain since May of 2014 before becoming Chief July 1st 2020. Chief Wooding supervises fire prevention, emergency medical delivery system, fire operations, and public education/fire investigation for the company.
Prior to serving here, Captain Wooding spent nearly ten years moving up the ranks within the Lock Haven Fire Department serving as a Firefighter/EMT as well as a Driver/Operator. He is a very proud second generation firefighter – His father has spent over thirty years with the Citizens Hose Company of Lock Haven as a Career Driver/Operator. He is also a Veteran of the United States Air Force.
His educational background includes: Studies of Terrorism and Fire Science Management at American Military University/ American Public University. He is certified through the ProBoard and IFSAC as a certified Fire Officer 2, Fire Service Instructor II, Rope Rescue Technician II, and Driver/Operator Aerial and Pumper. He has been an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) since 2005 and is also a Local Level Suppression Instructor through the State Fire Academy.
In addition to being the Station Chief, he currently holds the rank of Assistant Chief and is currently the full time Driver/Operator assigned to the station by the City of Lock Haven Fire Department.