William Harber has served with the Lock Haven Fire Department since 2003. He provides leadership to 1 career, 2 part-time, 20 volunteer personnel. He has served as Chief since July 1st 2014. Chief Harber supervises fire prevention, emergency medical delivery system, fire operations, and public education/fire investigation for the company.
Prior to serving here, Chief Harber 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 spent fifteen years with the Citizens Hose Company #1 of South Renovo.
His educational background includes a Certificate in Business Management from the Keystone Central School District as well as a Certificate in Paramedic Studies from Lackawanna College. He is certified through the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency at the EMA County Basic Level as well as a ProBoard/IFSAC certified Fire Officer 2, Fire Inspector 1, Hazardous Materials Technician, Vehicle Machinery Technician, Hazardous Materials Incident Commander, Incident Safety Officer, and Driver/Operator Aerial and Pumper. He has been an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) since 2005.
In addition to being the Station Chief, he currently holds the rank of Department Chief and Driver/Operator within the Lock Haven Fire Department. He is also employed as a 911 Dispatch Supervisor with the Clinton County Department of Emergency Services.