Description of the Board

The Fire Code Board of Appeals is a five-member Board. It is comprised of volunteers with qualifications in the fire service and/or fire safety fields. The Board of Commissioners appoints them and they serve without remuneration. The Alternate position is currently vacant on this Board. If you are interested in serving on this board, click on FORMS, where the Volunteer Board Membership Application can be printed out.  Please complete and forward to South Whitehall Township, Attn: Township Manager’s Office.

The members of the Board are:

Fire Code Appeals Board Members

  • Manly H. Offutt, Jr. | Chairman
  • Franklin Knauss
  • Todd Fahringer
  • James R. Kutz, Jr.
  • Brian Wheeland
  • Vacant | Alternate

The Fire Code Board of Appeals is a quasi-judicial Board, and hears appeals related to the Fire Prevention Code of South Whitehall Township. An appeal may be initiated by contacting the Township Fire Inspector.

The Fire Code Appeals Board meets on an as-needed basis.

Meeting Schedule

All meetings are open to the public.