Career Staff

FIRE SERVICE ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER

Marty Rogalewicz

CAPTAIN OF CAREER SERVICES

9-8C

Brandon Stombaugh

LIEUTENANT

Matt Cobb

Lieutenant Cobb has been employed by the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company Since May 2011. He is a Veteran of the United States Air Force, serving 9 years active duty as a firefighter, including 4 tours overseas during Operation Iraq Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He has completed a wide variety of training including Firefighter I & II, Fire Instructor I, Fire Officer I & II, Fire Inspector I, Hazmat Technician & Incident Commander, ARFF Firefighter, Rescue Technician, Blue Card Incident Command, Safety Officer, Telecommunicator I & II, Space Shuttle Rescue Tech, Field Training Officer and has been certified NR-EMT since 1998. He previously volunteered with the Camden-Wyoming Fire Co. holding Fire Line Officer positions up to Deputy Chief. Lt. Cobb enjoys spending time with his daughters and coaching softball. He is originally from Clarksburg, WV and has lived in DE since 2002.

LIEUTENANT

Ryan Contino

Lieutenant Contino has been with the Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder Company since December of 2014. Lieutenant Contino is the shift officer of B shift. He has a wide variety of command training including Blue Card, fire officer, and EMS certifications. He oversees the QA/QI program and assists in other various programs. Lieutenant Contino resides in southwestern Kent County, is married and has one daughter. He spends all of his off time with his family on his compound and enjoys hunting during the appropriate seasons.

LIEUTENANT

Chris Ginn

Lieutenant Ginn is the shift officer for C shift and has been employed by the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company since May 2014. He is tasked with the department's pre-planning and mapping initiatives as well as managing all deployable information systems. Lt. Ginn serves on the Department's mapping committee and information technology committee. Additionally, he sits on the City of Newark's addressing committee. Lt. Ginn is also a Public Safety Diver with the New Castle County Special Operations Dive Team. Lt. Ginn is married with two children and is often found traveling with his family.

LIEUTENANT

Ralph Tucker

FIREFIGHTER / EMT

William Brode

FIREFIGHTER / EMT

David Carey

Firefighter Carey has been employed with the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company since April 17, 2007. He started his fire service career with the Dover Fire Department in 1989. Firefighter Carey worked eight years for the Department of Defense at Dover Air Force Base. Firefighter Carey has a degree in Fire Protection Engineering and has completed a wide variety of training to include Pro-board and IFSAC certifications; Fire Officer IV, Fire Instructor III, Fire Inspector II, Firefighter II, Hazmat Technician & Incident Commander, ARFF Firefighter, Rescue Technician, Blue Card Incident Command, Telecommunicator I, Space Shuttle Rescue Tech and Field Training Officer. Firefighter Carey is also an Instructor for the Delaware State Fire School and started the Kent County Special Operations team in 2003. While volunteering with the Dover Fire Department, he has held multiple Fire Line Officer positions including Fire Chief. Firefighter Carey is married with 3 children. He enjoys spending time with his family and at the beach.

FIREFIGHTER / EMT

Paul Garcia

Firefighter/EMT Paul Garcia has been employed by the Aetna Hose,Hook and Ladder since March 2017. He has completed a wide variety of training including Firefighter I & II , Hazmat Operations, Advanced Vehicle Rescue, Field Training Officer and has been a certified NREMT since 1997. He has previously volunteered with Christiana Fire Company and has served as a Fire-line Officer. Paul spends his free time with his family and loves to fish and hunt waterfowl.

FIREFIGHTER / EMT

Dean Helsel

Firefighter/EMT Helsel has been employed by Aetna since Fall of 2017. Dean assists with the pre-plans for the department and Rescue Billing. Dean is assigned to A Shift. Dean's certifications include Firefighter I & II, Fire Officer I & II, Fire Instructor I & II, Hazmat Operations, Blue Card Incident Command, and various other training from the National Fire Academy. Dean has been an EMT since 2013. Dean also volunteers for the Harrington Fire Company and previously served as the Assistant Chief of Training. Dean was previously employed with the Lewes Fire Department and worked as a FF/EMT and Rescue Swimmer. Firefighter/EMT Helsel also works as an instructor at the Delaware State Fire School where he teaches Self-Survival Skills, Reading Smoke, Basement Fires, and the Statewide Mayday Procedure. Dean has published 2 online articles with Fire Engineering. On his days off, Dean enjoys being outdoors and spending free time with his family.


FIREFIGHTER / EMT

Jon Huntley

Firefighter Huntley has been employed by Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company since 2014. Firefighter Huntley has an extensive EMS background and has been an EMT since 2001 and is a Field Training Officer. Firefighter Huntley previously worked as a Lieutenant for St. Francis EMS in Wilmington since 2006 where he had oversight of the B platoon, assisted with emergency preparedness, and other various committees. and received numerous commendations. Firefighter Huntley has received the Teri Schall Memorial Lifesaving Award, a unit citation, and numerous pre-hospital save awards.

FIREFIGHTER / EMT

Martin Krasavage

Firefighter/EMT Krasavage has been employed with Aetna since May of 2016. He is a Veteran of the United States Air Force (Air National Guard) serving 25 years in Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting. He retired in 2015 as an Assistant Fire Chief. He served overseas in support of Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. He has been a Nationally Registered EMT for over 27 years and has been recognized by the National Registry for his many years of certification. He has NFPA/ProBoard/IFSAC certification from Firefighter I up through Fire Officer III. He has been an NREMT Instructor as well as CPR Instructor. FF/EMT Krasavage is a Field Training Officer and is in charge of EMS supplies for the department. He is married with 2 children in High School and was born and raised in Delaware. He and his family live in Middletown Delaware.

FIREFIGHTER / EMT

James Read

James Read started his employment with the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company in April of 2018. Since then, James has risen from the rank of EMT to Firefighter/EMT/Driver. James is also an FTO (Field Training Officer) with the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company. Prior to beginning his career with the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company, James was a Shift Leader with the American Legion Ambulance Service in Smyrna, De. where he was employed for several years. James is also a 10+ year active member with the Hartly Volunteer Fire Company in Kent County. James holds many Fire/EMS certifications at both the state and national level.

FIREFIGHTER / EMT

Ryan Rembold

Career staffer Ryan Rembold has been with the Aetna H.H.L. for just over three years. Ryan began as a part time employee and then advanced to full time employment in February of 2019. Ryan began his fire service career in 2012 as a volunteer for the Camden-Wyoming Fire Company. In 2016, he acquired his NREMT-B and Delaware EMT-B and began his career as a paid EMT. Ryan is currently the Field Training Coordinator for Aetna and is constantly assisting the new EMTs. Ryan holds numerous certifications through the Delaware State Fire school and is constantly making strides to further his education and training.

FIREFIGHTER / EMT

Chris Riale

Firefighter/EMT Riale has been employed by Aetna since July 2019. Chris also serves in the U.S. Army National Guard as a Combat Medic Specialist. Chris has a variety of training, including Firefighter I & II, Fire Instructor I, Fire Officer I & II, Hazmat Operations, Water Rescue I & II, RIT Training-Leader, Wildland Firefighting, Advanced Vehicle Rescue, and Swift Water Rescue Technician. He has been an EMT since 2016. Chris also volunteers with Good-Will Fire Company in New Castle and has served as a Fire-Line Officer since 2017, currently as the Assistant Fire Chief. Chris was previously employed with the Lewes Fire Department, and worked as a FF/EMT and Rescue Swimmer. He has been awarded with Unit Citations and Pre-Hospital Cardiac Saves.

FLEET MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Scott Uhey