Operational Officers

F.D.M.T.'s Chief Officers and Line Officers are responsible for day to day operations at our firehouses, and for operational tactics and strategies at fire and rescue calls.


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2017 Department Operational Officers

Fire Chief - Vince Zirpoli
Vince joined the fire service in 1987 and was a member of Warminster Fire Department for 10 years. Since joining F.D.M.T. in 2005, Vince has held the ranks of Lieutenant and Captain. He holds numerous certifications in the Fire Service including Fire Fighter 1, VRT, and Ship Board Fire Fighting. Vince served his county as a member of the US Navy for 11 years and in his spare time enjoys spending time with his family and playing ice hockey.
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Deputy Chief - Bill Wiegman
Bill began his fire service career in 1996 as a member of Lower Southampton Fire Department Station 6 in Bucks County achieving the rank of Captain & Training Officer. He joined F.D.M.T. in August of 2007, and has served as Fire Chief, Battalion Chief, and Training Officer. Bill has acquired numerous certifications including; Fire Fighter I & II, Fire Officer I, HAZMAT Technician, Vehicle and Special Vehicle Rescue Technician, Diver Rescue 1, and Swift Water Technician. He is a 2004 graduate of La Salle University with a Bachelor's Degree is Psychology, and graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2006 with a Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology. Bill is a Mental Health Expert on the PA Juvenile Fire Setter Advisory Board, and the Bucks County Fire PAC (Professionals Aiding Children). In his free time Bill enjoys spending time with his wife Amanda and their two children, and his hobbies include ice hockey, golf, reading, and traveling.


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Assistant Chief - Vacant

Battalion Chief - Vinay Setty
Vinay joined the fire service in 1998 and was a member of the Colmar Fire Company for 3 years. Prior to joining F.D.M.T. in 2005, Vinay was a member of the Wissahickon Fire Company. Vinay has completed various trainings which include Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, Vehicle Rescue Training, and many more. He has been in charge of the Membership Committee since 2007 and has held various positions on the Administration side like Trustee, Secretary, and Vice-President. Vinay is currently pursing his Master's of Business Administration at DeVry University and the Keller School of Management. 
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Captain 18-1 - Paul Mogensen
Paul joined the fire service in 2001 as a Junior Explorer Firefighter with the Colmar Volunteer Fire Company. Paul then became a Charter Member of F.D.M.T. when it started in 2002. Paul has completed both basic and advanced firefighting courses ranging from Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, BVR-Tech, RIT, Rope and Trench. Paul is a member of the membership committee. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Lieutenant 18 - Rachel Troutman
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Lieutenant 18-1 - Adam Webster
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Lieutenant 18-2 - Mary Newell

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Assistant Engineers:
Mike Bean
John Mogensen

Dave Bennett
Steve Splendido
A.J. DeAngelis

Montgomery Township Department of Fire Services

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Captain 18 - Frank Colelli
Frank started in the Fire Service in 1994 with the Fairmount Engine Co. #2 in Norristown, holding the positions of Lieutenant and Rescue Captain.  Frank came to Montgomery Township in 2002 and also serves as Assistant Fire Marshal.  He holds certifications in Firefighter I & II, Fire Inspector I ,II Fire Officer I, II Fire Instructor I, II.  EMT, Vehicle Rescue Technician and several others. Outside of Montgomery Township Frank serves with the Upper Providence Fire Marshals Office as an Assistant Fire Marshal, and as a member of the Fire and Emergency Services Board. Frank is also an Instructor with the Montgomery County Fire Academy and PA State Fire Academy.
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Captain 18 - John Scheiter
John started his fire service career at the age of 16 as a junior firefighter with the Upper Gwynedd Township Fire Department where he still remains active as a volunteer currently holding the position of Fire Chief. In past years he has held the positions of Asst. Chief, Captain, and Lieutenant in the Colmar Fire Department and spent time as a firefighter for the Red Hill Fire Department in the early 90’s. He also holds numerous fire certifications in FF 1 & 2 Fire Inspector 1 & 2 Fire Investigator, Fire Officer 1 & 2, VRT, Rescue Core, several advanced rescue certifications and several additional certifications pertaining to the fire service. John currently is one of our career Captain/Asst. Fire Marshal’s who is responsible for the coordination and supervision of the part-time firefighters as well as conducting fire inspections in the township. He is also responsible for after hour responses for fire investigations in the township. In his personal time John enjoys spending time with his wife Jill and daughter Allison.




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