Valley Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

Valley, Nebraska

                  Current Members

John Batcher

John has been a member since 2015. John is an EMT.

Austin Burke

Austin has been a member since August, 2013. Austin is an EMT.

Travis Christiansen

Travis has been a member since August, 2013.  Travis is an EMT/Paramedic.

Ryan Drews

Ryan has been a member since December 2012. Ryan is an EMT.

  

 

 

Connor Hamsa

Conner has been a member since 2018.

Tyler Hardman

Tyler has been a member since 2015.

Brad Harm

Brad joined the department in 2018. Brad is a paramedic.

Eric Hermanson

Eric joined the department in January, 2014. Eric is an EMT.

Chris Hodgman

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

Cory Kumpula

Cory has been a member since Febuary 2008. Cory is an EMT.

 

 

 

Steve Lampman

Steve has been a member since 2013. Steve is an EMT.

Terry Luthy

Terry has been a member since December 2009.  Terry 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 received his Paramedic certification in 2018.

Marcus Martin

Marcus has been a member since August, 2013. Marcus is an EMT.

Michelle McCleery

Michelle was accepted as a member in 2012. Michelle is an EMT.

Josh Menard

Josh has been a member since 2018.

Natalia Menard

Natalia has been a member since 2018. She is also an EMT.

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. 

Melanie Perez

Melanie has been a member since 2018.

Dan Quismondo

Dan has been a member since July, 2013. Dan is an EMT. Dan is currently Fire Lieutenant. 

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 served as the Training Officer and 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 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. 

 

 

Vince Sunde

Vince has been a member since 2014. Vince has completed Haz-Mat, Extrication,  and Ice Rescue courses. He is currently an EMT. He is currently the Rescue Captain.

Nate Taylor

Nate has been a member since 2012.

Brent Thiessen

Brent has been a member since 2012.

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. He is currently serving as Vice President. 

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), and Fire Lieutenant.  He is currently the Fire Captain.  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. Mike is an EMT.