January 2015


Bernie Vahlkamp

Captain Bernie Vahlkamp

Captain Vahlkamp is a 17-year veteran of the department, starting his tenure on August 25, 1997.  He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on May 18, 2002 and Captain on May 18, 2009.  He is currently assigned as the Captain on Second Shift.

Following are just a few of the many certifications Captain Vahlkamp has achieved during his tenure with the Quincy Fire Department.  He is certified as a Firefighter III, Apparatus Engineer, Fire Investigator, Hazmat Technician, Paramedic and Fire Officer II.  He also has earned his Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from John Wood Community College.  He currently serves as the coordinator for the Water Response Team.