Fire Civil Service Board


The Board shall consist of three (3) citizens who shall be appointed by the Mayor, for a term of four (4) years or until their successors are elected and qualified.  Any person who is a registered elector of the City may be appointed to one (1) or more Civil Service Board.  No City officer, official or employee shall be eligible for appointment to said Civil Service Board, per 53 P.S. Section 39861.1, as amended.

Enabling Legislation

Third Class City Code, Section 4402, and 53 P.S. 39402


  • Timothy Hileman, Fire Chief  
  • Anne Rito, Human Resources Department


This Board meets as needed for firefighter entrance and promotional eligibility list development and certification of lists of same.  Tests to develop both lists are normally given every two years.


 Fire Civil Service Board Members

  • Ted Beam
    1207 Adams Avenue
    Altoona PA 16602
    Residence Phone: 814-944-3129
    Resolution: 1/11/17
    Term End: January 2021
  • John Garritano
    114 N. 10th Avenue
    Altoona PA 16601
    Residence Phone: 814-944-5706
    Resolution: 0043-16
    Term End: January 2018
  • Richard Wagner
    1909 Crawford Avenue
    Altoona PA 16602
    Residence Phone: 814-944-8018
    Resolution: #0031-14
    Term End: January 2018