Fire Chief Robert Patterson
Chief Patterson was appointed to the role of Fire Chief in February 2018. He previously served as Deputy Chief since December 2004. Prior to his appointment to the Schererville Fire Department, he served on the Dyer Volunteer Fire Department from 1991 – 1996.
Deputy Chief David Meyer
Deputy Chief Meyer was appointed in March 2018. He was previously the assistant chief since June 2013. Deputy Chief Meyer oversees the Training Division and assists with running the day to day operation of the department.
Battalion Chief Bill Howe
Battalion Chief Howe was promoted to his position in January of 2013. He is a second generation Schererville Firefighter following in his father’s footsteps. B/C Howe is the most senior member of the department. Bill is also a Fire Inspector and Fire Investigator. He is in charge of the Red Shift (second turn).
Battalion Chief Adam Niemiec
Captain Niemiec was promoted to his position in January of 2010. He works on the Gold Shift (third turn). Prior to working for Schererville, he was with the Lake Hills (IN) Volunteer Fire Department.
Battalion Chief Aaron Anderson
Aaron was hired in 1997. Aaron has served in numerous capacities. He is one of the department Fire Inspectors and Fire Investigator. He is in charge of the Black Shift (first turn).
Captain Joseph Konicek
Captain Konicek was promoted to his position in June of 2013. He works on the Red Shift (second turn). Prior to working for Schererville, he was with the South Holland (IL) Fire Department.
Captain Steven Waterstraat
Captain Waterstraat was promoted to his position in February of 2015. He works on the Black (first turn) Shift. Prior to working for Schererville, he was with the United States Army.
Captain Jon Gettemans
Jon was hired in July 2012. Before joining the Fire Department, Jon served in the Army. He is on the Gold Shift (third turn).
Lieutenant Natalie Ferrantella
Lieutenant Ferrantella was promoted to her position in February of 2013. She works Red (second turn) Shift. Both her husband and son are firefighters.
Lieutenant Jason Oxford
Jason started with the department in October 2013. He is assigned the Black Shift (first turn).
Lieutenant Dan Vasilak
Dan was promoted to Lieutenant in January of 2019. Prior to working for Schererville, he worked as a firefighter at US Steel in Gary. Dan is assigned to Red Shift (second turn).