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.
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.