Coordinator: Mark Bishop
North Royalton Fire Department
Director: Harry Drennan
City of Strongsville Fire Department
Director: Ken Papesh
Responsible for investigating all fires within SERT member communities to determine
the Origin and Cause.
Village of Valley View Fire Department
Director: Lt. Nick Zamiska
Responsible for responding in order to identify and mitigate potential hazardous
materials encountered by primary fire department response resources.
City of Brecksville Fire Department
Coordinator: Ben Dockstader
Brook Park Fire Department
Coordinator: Lt Greg Hradisky
Parma Hts Fire Department
Coordinator: Eric Funfgeld
Coordinator: Mark Bender
Responsible for assisting with planning in large scale events typically spanning
more than one operational period.
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The Southwest Emergency Response Team is comprised of fire rescue professionals from
21 Cuyahoga & Medina County,Ohio communities and organizations that combine their
resources for specialized rescue, HazMat, and fire investigations.