Ronald E. Wentzel, Jr.

Position(s): Deputy Fire Chief

Deputy Chief Ron "Moose" Wentzel. We lost Moose on January 12, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. As the Chief of the former Liberty Fire Company, Ronnie was a driving force behind the merger that would form the Western Berks Fire Department. His incredible leadership in and out of the firehouse inspired us all. He was a mentor that would take anyone under his wing and push them to their limits. Pushing many so far past their limits, they forgot they had them. His lessons can still be seen today as they continually get passed on, just as his legacy will continue to live on every time we respond. We got it from here, Chief.