Art Martynuska retired in 2010 as a fire fighter/paramedic for the City of Johnstown and President of the Johnstown Fire Fighters Union. Art was elected to the position of President of the Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association at the 41th annual convention of that association held in Philadelphia. The association represents over 10,000 active and retired fire fighters, EMT's and paramedics throughout the Commonwealth. Mr. Martynuska has been active for many years in the local labor movement. He held the position of President for the Johnstown local fire fighters union for the 14 years. Currently, Mr Martynuska is a Vice President of the Pennsylvania American Federation of Labor/Council of Industrial Organizations. Mr. Martynuska has a Bachelors Degree in Fire Science and Safety Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and Masters Degree in Public Safety from St. Josephs’ University in Philadelphia. In 2003 he was selected by the International Association of Fire Fighters as one of two fire fighters from across the country to attend the prestigious Trade Union Program at Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts. He has also completed the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Brother Martynuska holds a Fire Officer IV certification as well as certifications in 15 other disciplines in the fire and emergency service field, Currently, he sits on the NFPA 1201 and 1250 committees. Art also is a graduate of the IAFF Political Training Academy. Mr. Martynuska is also an adjunct instructor for the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy in Lewistown, PA and for Bucks County Community College In addition, Mr. Martynuska sits on the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Fire Service Accreditation Advisory Committee, the Pennsylvania Municipal Employees Retirement Committee, Pennsylvania Fire Commissioners' Fire Safety Advisory Board, Pennsylvania 911 Advisory Board. Prior to his election as President Mr. Martynuska served as a Recording Secretary for the State Fire Fighters Association, having first been elected to the that office in 2004. Contact: 717-221-8800, ext 203, Office, 814-525-0536 Mobile, email@example.com email.
David Gervasi retired in 2015 as the Administrative Captain for the City of Scranton, Bureau of Fire after 29 years of service.
Mr. Gervasi served in various positions in IAFF Local 60 representing Scranton Fire Fighters for over 16 years including the elected positions of Seniority Chairman, Grievance Chairman, Union Spokesperson, Vice President and President. He also served in Local 60’s Honor Guard.
Mr. Gervasi was elected to the position of District Service Representative of the Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association at their 43rd annual convention held in Bethlehem.
Mr. Gervasi has been active for many years in the local labor movement. The grandson of a United Miner Workers Organizer and son of a former President of IBEW Local 2244, he began is union involvement as a Steward with SEIU Local 668 representing the Lackawanna County Sheriff’s Office.
He currently holds the position of Vice President for the Northeast Pennsylvania Area Labor Federation, Vice President of the Greater Scranton Central Labor Council, President of the Northeast Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association and is a member of the Scranton Fire Fighters Retiree Association.
Mr. Gervasi also is a graduate of the IAFF Political Training Academy, Pennsylvania Deputy Sheriff’s Training Academy and attended Penn Foster College. Prior to his election as District Service Representative, Mr. Gervasi served as an Act 47 Strike Team member and Convention Committee member for the State Fire Fighters Association.
Mr. Gervasi resides in Scranton with his wife Karen and sons David and Michael. His oldest child, Alyssa lives with her husband Sgt. Christopher Bell (US Army) currently stationed at West Point NY.
Clark was born into a Pennsylvania union family, his mother a school teacher and father an aircraft and industrial machinery mechanic. Many in his extended family work as auto workers, nurses, school teachers and steelworkers. He began his working life wanting to serve his community and country. As a teenager he was a lifeguard and canoeing instructor. At 18 he enlisted in the United States Army-Pennsylvania National Guard. Clark is a graduate of the U.S. Army Infantry School, Maneuver Center of Excellence-Fort Benning, Georgia. He served honorably in the oldest regiment in Pennsylvania-the 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division-Benjamin Franklin’s “Associators” as a 4.2” Heavy Mortar Gunner, Fire Direction Specialist, Forward Observer and Infantry Scout. He was awarded the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
Prior to being appointed to the City of Johnstown Fire Department, Clark worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for West End Ambulance Inc. Upon joining the Johnstown Fire Fighters Association, I.A.F.F. Local Union No. 463 he immersed himself in union activities. He was elected to the executive board as a Grievanceman in his second year on the job and went on to serve as Head Grievanceman, delegate to the Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association, member of the political action committee, representative to the Thunder in the Valley Motorcycle Rally committee and delegate to the Johnstown Regional Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
Clark is certified as a Firefighter II, EMT, Vehicle Rescue Technician, Driver/Operator Aerial & Pumper and Hazardous Materials Technician & Incident Commander. He obtained his labor education at the PPFFA George C. Meany Center for Labor Studies Training and has lobbied in both Harrisburg and Washington D.C. Although he has “hung up his coat” for the last time, Clark is proud to continue serving Pennsylvania’s Professional Firefighters, Paramedics and EMT’s as their advocate at the State Capitol!
Clark enjoys salt-water fishing and hunting deer, turkey and pheasant. He competes in Texas Hold’em poker tournaments and is an avid motorcyclist, who along with his lovely wife Amanda Joe are active members of the Harrisburg Chapter, Harley Owners Group and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the IAFF-Motorcycle Group. They reside in Palmyra with their boxador Shadow.
Sally joined the Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association staff part-time as the Office Administrator in May, 2015. Sally retired from the Senate of PA after a 36 year career at the Capitol. During her long legislative career, she worked as a legislative staffer in the House of Representatives and served as a Chief of Staff during her Senate years. Sally resides in the Harrisburg area and has two grown daughters.