Valley Fire & Rescue Department

Valley, Nebraska

                  Current Members

John Batcher

John has been a member since 2015.

Austin Burke

Austin has been a member since August, 2013.

 

 

 

Travis Christiansen

Travis has been a member since August, 2013.  Travis was also a member of the Waterloo Fire Department. 

Ryan Drews

Ryan has been a member since December 2012.

  

 

 

Tyler Hardman

Tyler has been a member since 2015.

Eric Hermanson

Eric joined the department in January, 2014.

Chris Hodgman

Chris has been a member since May 2008.  Chris has served as the Sergeant-at-Arms, Safety Officer and is currently the Fire Lieutenant.

 

 

 

Cory Kumpula

Cory has been a member since Febuary 2008.

 

 

 

Steve Lampman

Steve has been a member since 2013.

Terry Luthy

Terry has been a member since December 2009.  Terry has been an EMT since October 2002 and has completed the Nebraska Firefighter 1 Certification.  Terry is also certified in ice rescue, swift water rescue, rope rescue, HazMat, trench rescue, rural water supply and is also an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Instructor.  Terry was a member of the Mead Fire Department for 2 years, Yutan Fire Department for 7 years and the Neligh Fire Department for 3 years.  Terry is currently employed by the Fremont Fire Department.  Terry is currently the Fire Captain. 

Marcus Martin

Marcus has been a member since August, 2013.

Michelle McCleery

Michelle was accepted as a member in 2012.

 

 

 

Kurt Muhle

Kurt has been a member since November 2001.  Kurt is an EMT and an American Heart Association CPR Instructor.  Kurt is a member of the Nebraska Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team and a Volunteer Victim Advocate with MADD.  Kurt has held the positions of Rescue Captain and Rescue Lieutenant.  He was a member of the Tekamah Fire Department for 8 years.  Kurt is a Police Officer with the Valley Police Department and has been in law enforcement for more than 25 years. 

John Niemoth

John has been a member since March 2003.  John has been an EMT since December 1996.  He was also a member of the Niobrara Rescue Department for 19 years. 

 

 

Dan Quismondo

Dan has been a member since July, 2013.

 

 

 

Aaron Rippe

Aaron has been a member since January 2006.  He has been an EMT since March 2006.  Aaron is the 3M EMS Team Captain and the Emergency Services Coordinator.  Aaron is certified in rope rescue, confined space rescue and has completed HazMat Incident Command Training.  He has been the Training Officer and is currently the Rescue Lieutenant.

 

 

Travis Schafer

Travis has been a member since 2012.

William Socha

Bill has been a member since April 1986.  Bill has been an EMT since December 1996.  He has completed the Nebraska Firefighter 1 Certification.  Bill has served as Assistant Chief for Rescue, Rescue Captain and Lieutenant, Fire Lieutenant and Safety Officer.

 

Mike Stanzel

Mike has been a member since October 1998.  Mike has been an EMT since July 1999.  He has been Assistant Chief for Rescue, Rescue Lieutenant and Fire Lieutenant.  He currently serves as the Department Vice President. 

 

 

Greg Sunde

Greg has been a member since April 2000 and has been an EMT since February 2001.  Greg has been Department Secretary/Treasurer since 2005.  Greg is a certified technician for hazardous materials. 

 

 

Vinny Sunde

Vinny has been a member since 2014.

Nate Taylor

Nate has been a member since 2012.

Brent Thiessen

Brent has been a member since 2012.

Jim Thiessen, Jr.

Jim has been a member since March 1983.

 

 

 

Ryan Ueberrhein

Ryan has been a member since March 2003.  Ryan has been an EMT since September 2008.  He has an Associates Degree in Fire Protection Technology from Southeast Community College, graduating in 2010.  Ryan has served as Fire Lieutenant, Safety Officer and Sergeant-At-Arms.

 

 

 

Aaron Ueckert

Aaron has been a member since January 2000.  Aaron has been an EMT since February 2001.  Aaron is certified in ice rescue and is a HazMat Technician.  Aaron has been Assistant Fire Chief, Fire Captain, Rescue Lieutenant and Sergeant-At-Arms.  Aaron is currently the Fire Chief.  Aaron was also a member of the Waterloo Fire Department for 5 years. 

 

Bryon Ueckert

Bryon has been a member since January 1991.  Bryon in an EMT and has completed the Nebraska Firefighter 1 Class and is a Nationally Registered Firefighter.  Bryon has served as Fire Chief (9 years), Fire Captain and Fire Lieutenant.  He is currently the Assistant Fire Chief.  Bryon was a member of the Waterloo Fire Department for 26 years.

 

 

Mark Widhalm

Mark has been a member since March 2004.

 

 

 

Mike Wiekhorst

Mike has been a member since 2012.