Serving Bartholomew County Since 1956
German Township Volunteer Fire Department
Emergency: 911
The operations of the German Township Volunteer Fire Department are overseen by a group of Township residents that serve as the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors is similar to that of any other business.  The Board of Directors serves as the governing body that oversees all operations of the organization, which include the Fire Department itself, and the Auxiliary. The Board of Directors establishes the operational budget, reviews the performance of the Fire Chief, and manages the fiscal aspects of the department. 

There are 15 Board positions, and members serve for 3 years.  Members can choose to continue for another 3 years once their term is completed.

If you would be interested in being on the Board, please leave a message for Russ Sermersheim at 812-526-5858, or email him at

​The current members of the Board of Directors are listed below:

2016, 2017, 2018

Board President: Russell Sermersheim
Board Treasurer: C. William (Bill) Read II
​Board Member: Robert Pennington
Board Member: Gary Roupp
​Board Member: Open

2017, 2018, 2019

Board Secretary: Lanette Hobbs
Board Member: J. Kirby Rupp (Chaplain)
Board Member: William L Riley
Board Member: Rachel Brodfuehrer 
Board Member: Open

2018, 2019, 2020

Board Member: Bonnie LaRue​​​
Board Member: Beverly J. Bryant-Ulrey
​Board Member: Gordon Barker
Board Member: Paula Wright
​Board Member: Jean Everroad