John Courter, Chief
John Courter has held the position of Chief at Stanford Heights Fire Department for 4 years with 22 years of experience and training in emergency services. As Chief of the fire department, it is John’s duty to oversee day to day operations of the department and to keep an eye on the health and safety of any firefighter on scene. John works as a Senior Public Safety Dispatcher in Schenectady County. He has a passion for golf and loves to play during his spare time.
Dave Kingsland, First Assistant Chief
Dave Kingsland has been First Assistant Chief of Stanford Heights Fire Department for 10 years with over 21 years of experience in emergency services. Dave is coming up on his 22nd year in September of 2021. Dave works as a yardmaster at the CSX Railroad in Selkirk. When he isn’t dedicating his time to the firehouse, he can be seen riding his motorcycle, golfing, and camping with his friends and family.
Pat Boccio, Second Assistant Chief
Pat Boccio has been Second Assistant Chief at Stanford Heights Fire Department for 3 years and has served in emergency services for 21. Pat works as an EMS supervisor at Ravena Rescue Squad and takes care of apparatus and equipment maintenance at Verdoy Fire Department. Pat spends his free time cooking and cheering on his favorite baseball team, the Mets.