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Fire Division Officers
Fire Chief Steven Johnson
Chief Johnson is responsible for the daily operations of Lebanon Fire Division operations, training, grant writing and run cards. Chief Johnson served his country as a Corpsman in the Marine Corp for four years. Chief Johnson is the Team Commander for the Warren County Technical Rescue Team.
Unit 3 Shift Commander
Captain Stephen C. Oughterson
Capt. Oughterson is responsible for the daily operations of Unit 2, Special Operations, EMS and Training. Captain Oughterson is a policy board member for the Warren County Technical Rescue Team.
Unit 2 Shift Commander
Captain Josh Pirk
Captain Pirk is responsible for daily operations of Unit 2. Josh has been with the division for over 10 years and has promoted through the ranks to his current position. Josh is in charge of several important projects and programs for the division including communications, technology, fire prevention and public education.
Unit 1 Shift Lieutenant
Lt. Michael Thumann
Lt. Thumann is responsible for fire / EMS operations for Station 41 for Unit 1 in addition to small engines, ladder testing, hose testing, driver's training and employee evaluations. Lt. Thumann served his country for four years as a Marine.
Unit 2 Shift Lieutenant
Lt. Derek Harper
The fire division has selected Derek Harper as its newest career officer for the fire division. Derek is a husband and father of three children and he comes to us from the City of Xenia Fire Division. Derek currently works on several important projects including Emergency Medical Services.
Unit 3 Shift Lieutenant
Lt. Don Trapp
Lt. Trapp is responsible for fire / EMS operations for Station 41 for Unit 3 in addition to Station 41 supplies and the physical fitness program. Lt. Trapp was selected from a competitive field of applicants in 2015. Lt. Trapp has several years of experience in the fire service including his experience as a career captain at Deerfield Township Fire and Rescue.
Lieutenants Darrel and Jeffrey Vaughn
The father and son Vaughn are both Lieutenants with the fire division. Both has served their countries in the Air Force, even served together on the same combat missions. Darrel retired from the Air Force and now is responsible for the administrative functions of CISCO / NFIRS, staff coverage, fleet maintenance records, monthly reports, annual pump and ladder testing. Darrel served in several combat campaigns and has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Jeff is responsible for EMS supplies, medical director liaison and EMS protocol. Jeff has served his country since 1990 in the Air National Guard; he is currently a Master Sargent for the 445th Air Wing / 89th AS.
Lt. Harry Lyons
Lt. Lyons is responsible for our public education coordinator including CPR, First Aid and fire extinguishers. Lt. Lyons works full time for the Juvenile Detention Center in Warren County.
Hired in 2014 to assist with fire prevention activities is Inspector Robert Hathorn. Hathorn retired from the fire service in early 2014 after 33 years of service. Robert Hathorn now works for the Lebanon Fire Division part time and is responsible for life safety inspections and plan review.
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