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Fire Chief
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Chief Steve Johnson

Chief Johnson is responsible for the daily operations of Lebanon Fire Division operations, training, grant writing and development of run cards.  Chief Johnson served as a Corpsman in the Marine Corp for four years.  Chief Johnson is the Team Commander for the Warren County Technical Rescue Team as well as a member of Ohio Task Force One.


Unit 1 Shift Commander
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Battalion Chief Anthony Terrace

Chief Terrace is responsible for daily operations of Unit 1. Captain Terrace joined the division in 2017 as a captain. Captain Terrace previously served in the City of Englewood.  Captain Terrace is in charge of several projects and programs for the division including code enforcement and maintenance. Captain Terrace is also the Team Commander for the Warren County Fire Investigation Team. 



Unit 2 Shift Commander
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Battalion Chief Josh Pirk

Chief Pirk is responsible for daily operations of Unit 2.  Captain Pirk has been with the division for over 10 years and has promoted through the ranks to his current position. Captain Pirk is in charge of several projects and programs for the division including communications and technology. 



Unit 3 Shift Commander
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Battalion Chief Ryan Dipzinski

Chief Dipzinksi is responsible for daily operations of Unit 3. Capt. Dipzinski joined the division as a captain in 2017 after serving with the Miami Valley Fire District for several years and a previous stint with the City of Lebanon. Capt. Dipzinski is in charge of several projects and programs for the division including fire prevention and training. 


Unit 1 Shift Lieutenant
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Lieutenant Mike 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
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Lieutenant Derek Harper

Lt. Harper is responsible for fire / EMS operations for Station 41 for Unit 2. Lt. Harper is a husband and father of three children and he came to us from the City of Xenia Fire Division.  Lt. Harper currently works on several important projects including Emergency Medical Services.



Unit 3 Shift Lieutenant
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Lieutenant 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.



Unit 1 Firefighter/Paramedic
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Mike Kalp

Mike is a graduate of Springboro High School Class of 2006 and began college at Miami University that fall. He attended Sinclair Community College’s Fire Academy and completed fire Level 1 and 2 in 2007. After the Fire Academy, he completed his EMT and Paramedic certifications also from Sinclair in 2008.

Mike began his fire career at Lebanon in 2008 as part-time FF/EMT-P. He worked full time for the city of Springfield from 2011-2014, as well as working part-time at South Lebanon Fire/Rescue since 2010.



Unit 2 Firefighter/Paramedic
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Andrew Heet

Andrew has been employed with LFD since 2013 with the Full-Time promotion in 2017. Andrew attended ButlerTech for EMT-B as well as Paramedics and Warren County Career Center for Level 1 & 2 Fire. Prior to employment at the Fire Division, Andrew obtained his bachelor’s degree in health studies from Miami University in 2011.   





Unit 3 Firefighter/Paramedic
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Kyle Jones

Kyle is a 2005 graduate of Moeller High School.

He started part-time in the fire service at Loveland/Symmes in 2010 and has worked for Salem-Morrow, Lockland and Lebanon Fire Division. In 2015 he took a full-time Career position in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina until his return to Lebanon in 2017.