Ribbon Cutting & Dedication of Allentown’s Fire Academy

 Please join Mayor Matt Tuerk and Fire Chief Efrain Agosto Jr. for the ribbon cutting ceremony of Allentown’s Fire Academy and Emergency Operations Center. We will also celebrate the dedication of the building to the late Assistant Fire Chief Christopher Kiskeravage who died June 9, 2023.


Kiskeravage lived a life of service dedicated to the community. He began his career as a volunteer with the Shenandoah Ambulance Corp in his teen years. Throughout his firefighting career, Kiskeravage was a member of the IAFF for Easton Fire Dept, an Assistant Chief for the Allentown Fire Dept, a member of the Lehigh County Special Operations team, PA USAR Co. #3, a beloved instructor at Pennsylvania State Fire Academy and Bucks County Community College, assisted in the development of the Allentown Fire Dept Technical Rescue team, and was South Whitehall Township’s first full-time Fire Commissioner. He passionately taught and trained firefighters around the world (traveling to Korea, Japan, Romania, and Italy as well as within the US) teaching EMT, fire suppression, Hazmat, and more. He donated his body to help find ways to make firefighting a safer job. As a leader, teacher, mentor, husband, father, and grandfather, he was loved by many. Kiskeravage’ s legacy will continue through his family and all whom he taught.



 WHEN:       Thursday August 24, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.

 WHERE:    1902 Lehigh Street (directly behind the Mack South Fire Station)



The community and media are invited to attend.