Past President John P. Sroka
Chief John P. Sroka has been a member of the Defreestville Fire Department since 1967 and served as chief from 1970-1981. He has served as a deputy director of the Rensselaer County Bureau of Emergency Services and also as a deputy fire coordinator. Sroka has been a member of various New York state fire service related projects, including the Secretary of State’s Fire and Life Safety Task Force, the Task Force on Recruitment and Retention in the Volunteer Emergency Services, and the NFPA Risk Watch® New York State Management Team. He has been a member of NYSAFC since 1970 and worked on a wide range of committees before joining the board of directors. Sroka was selected NYSAFC’s “Committee Member of the Year” in 2005.