Ohio Fire Officer Credentialing

 OFO Logo-Ohio Fire Officer CredentialingThe Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association (OFCA) and the Ohio Fire & Emergency Services Foundation (OF&ESF) have identified the need to further enhance the professionalism of chief fire officers throughout the State of Ohio by the establishment of a uniform Fire Officer credentialing program. The goal of the program is to ensure a strong degree of accountability. The Credentialing Program sets forth the goals needed for fire officers to establish a higher degree of professionalism so that fire officers may be better prepared to serve their department, their community, and other organizations. The goal is to promote the professional development of the fire officer in Ohio and to assist these officers in their daily operations, management, and leadership.

Credentialed participants will be required to renew their credentials every three years.
The OFCA, through this program, has attempted to establish occupational education, fire service related training, and experience criteria relevant to the position of fire officer. This process provides an equal opportunity for the volunteer, paid-on-call, or full-time applicant to meet the minimum criteria for achieving the Ohio Fire Officer credential. An individual seeking OFO credentialing must be an active member of a Fire and/or EMS organization and member of the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association at the time of application.

By participation in this program, an applicant agrees to abide by a Mission Statement and Code of Professional Conduct. The Credentialing Review Committee will review all applications and make a recommendation to the OFCA Board of Directors. The OFCA Board of Directors will retain the final approval of all credentialing applications.

Ohio Fire Officer Credentialing Application

 Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association Credentialed Officers
      Captain Bryon Baumann, OFO   Fairfield Twp. Fire Department
      Training Officer Troy Bonfield, OFO   West Chester Fire Department
      Captain Terry Bumgardner, OFO   Central Fire District
      Lieutenant Robert Cabral, OFE, OFO   Union Twp. Fire Department
      Captain John Catani, OFE, OFO   Chagrin Falls Fire Department
      Captain Matthew Cooper, OFO   Findlay, Fire Department
      Lieutenant Brian Cyphert, OFO   Lakemore Fire Department
      Captain Gregory Davis, OFE, OFO   Sheffield Village Fire Department
      Shift Commander Daniel Dopslaf, OFO   Bedford Fire Department
      Battalion Chief Matthew Dillon, OFO   American Township Fire Department
      Lieutenant Gregory Duy, OFO   South Euclid Fire Department
      FF Paramedic Marc Edwards, OFO   Wooster Twp. Fire Department
      Lieutenant/Paramedic Thomas Etter, OFO   Wooster Division of Fire
      LT. FF/EMT-P Chris Green, OFO   Wooster Division of Fire
      Captain Todd Ham, OFO   Defiance Fire & Rescue
      Lieutenant Matthew Hannigan, OFO   Deerfield Township Fire Department
      Captain Matthew Hartman, OFO   Munson Fire Department
      Captain Michael Hasenstaub, OFO   Shawnee Twp. Fire Department
      Captain Christine Hawker, OFE, OFO   Beavercreek Township Fire Department
      Lieutenant Chris Hawkins, OFO   Wooster Division of Fire
      Captain Dennis J. Helcher Sr. OFE, OFO   Harrison Fire Department
      Captain Alex Hoce, OFO   Jackson Twp. Fire Department
      Lieutenant Aaron Hopkins, OFO   Harrison Fire Department
      Lieutenant Aaron Hopson, OFO   Defiance Fire & Rescue
      Lieutenant David Jetter, OFE, OFO   Miami Twp. Fire/EMS
      Sr. Captain Steve Johnson, OFO   Defiance Fire & Rescue
      Lieutenant Donald Keller, OFO   Wooster Division of Fire
      Fire Marshal Michael Kocab, OFO   Willoughby Fire Department
      Captain Troy Kolar, OFO   Cardinal Joint Fire District
      Lieutenant M. Brock Lemmon, OFO   Seville Guildford Fire & EMS
      Shift Lieutenant Tod Liffick, OFO   Defiance Fire & Rescue
      Lieutenant Joe Linz, OFO   Wooster Division of Fire
      Captain Michael Maag, OFO   Wooster Division of Fire
      Lieutenant Kevin McFarland, OFE, OFO   Violet Township Fire Department
      Captain Kenton McQuillin, OFO   Defiance Fire & Rescue
      Lt. Paramedic Scott Meshew, OFO   Wooster Division of Fire
      Lieutenant Nathan Messerly, OFO   Wooster Twp. Fire Department
      Sr. Captain John Paul Michalak, OFO    Wickliffe Fire Department 
      Lieutenant Benjamin Nau, OFO   Valley City Fire Department
      Lieutenant Matthew Niemer, OFO   Green Twp. Fire/EMS
      Lieutenant Kelly Norris, OFO   Whitehouse Fire Department
      Lieutenant Justin Null, OFO   Clearcreek Fire District
      Captain Conner O'Halloran, OFO   Cardinal Joint Fire District
      Lieutenant Andrew Pea, OFO   Wooster Twp. Fire Department
      Captain David Peterson, OFO   Hambden Twp. Fire Department
      Platoon Chief Crystal Plumpe, OFO   Bath Twp. Fire Department
      Lieutenant Andrew Register, OFO   Deerfield Township (Warren County)
      Captain Scott Rice, OFO   Orange Twp. Fire Department
      Lieutenant Charles Rielage, OFO   Evendale Fire Department
      Captain Ted Shoop, OFE, OFO   South Euclid Fire Department
      Lieutenant Randy Stelk, OFO   Warren Fire Department
      Lt. Paramedic John Sullivan, OFO   Greentown Volunteer Fire Department
      Lieutenant Dallas Terrell, OFO   Wooster Twp. Fire Department
      Lieutenant Greg Thompson, OFO   Wooster Division of Fire
      Captain Robert Tieche, OFO   Cardinal Joint Fire District
      Captain Rhodes Walter, OFO   Wooster Division of Fire
      Lieutenant Lonnie Warren, OFO   Western Reserve Joint Fire District
      Captain Shawn Yerian, MPA, OFO   Canal Fulton FIre District
      Captain Tony Yeropoli, OFO   Middlefield Fire Department