City of Lebanon Names New Fire Chief

The City of Lebanon is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Dipzinski as the City’s new fire chief. DipzinskiR4

 Dipzinski has over 20 years of firefighter/paramedic experience. He has served as battalion chief for the City since 2017 and was appointed as interim fire chief in April 2023. During his time as battalion chief, Dipzinski was instrumental in establishing Division policies and the Standard Operating Guidelines, as well as implementing and overseeing the Division’s training program.

Dipzinski has a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a focus in business management and social sciences. He has earned several professional certifications including Ohio Fire Officer I, II and III, and is a graduate of the Xavier University Leadership Program. In 2019, Dipzinski completed the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy.

“Ryan has done an outstanding job as the interim Fire Chief, and I am excited to continue the progress that is being made in the Division under Ryan’s leadership,” states City Manager Scott Brunka. “Ryan has displayed good leadership, communication and dedication to the Community, all of which are essential for the position.”