Tom Wagner  
Fire Department
Title: Training Lieutenant / Unit 1
Phone: 513-858-8311
Tom Wagner


Tom is assigned as a Training Lieutenant / Unit 1. His responsibilities are to oversee daily operations of the crew at Station 31, respond to fire and EMS incidents on front-line apparatus and fills in for one of the three career captains as District 33. His administrative duties include being assigned to the department's Training Division, where he is responsible for fire training for all Unit 1 personnel. Tom is also responsible for fire grant applications and since 2004 has applied for $3.7 million in funding and successfully received $989,247 that has been used to purchase turnout gear, radios, SCBA and cardiac monitor/defibrillators.

Background
Tom's fire career with the City of Fairfield began in December, 1993 when he was hired as a part-time Firefighter/EMT. He became a full-time Firefighter/Paramedic in April, 1999 and was promoted to Lieutenant in January, 2007.

Education is one of the key's to Tom's success at Fairfield. He graduated from Colerain High School in 1987 and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications Management from the University of Dayton in 1991. Tom is a 2010 graduate of the 2.5-year Ohio Fire Executive (OFE) Program put on by the Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association. In December, 2015, Tom graduated from Lewis University with a Master's Degree in Public Safety Administration.

Prior to his full-time position with the City of Fairfield Fire Department, Tom worked at the Fernald Environmental Management Project for Westinghouse initially and then for Fluor Daniel in their Multimedia Visual Services Division from 1989 to 1999. While there, he was responsible for all aspects of video production including script writing, videography and editing. During his tenure at Fernald he obtained his Professional Firefighter Level II, EMT and Hazardous Materials Technician certifications. Tom was a member of the plant's Emergency Response Team and later in his career moved over to the Fire & Safety Division as a Fire Inspector.

Tom was named Firefighter of the year in 2006 by the Fairfield Exchange club. In 2008, he was awarded a City of Fairfield Star award. In 2009 was awarded the State of Ohio Star of Life.

Tom currently holds the following certifications: Professional Firefighter Level II, EMT-Paramedic Fire Inspector, Fire Instructor, Basic Fire Investigator, Ice Rescue Technician/Instructor, Incident Safety Officer, Firefighter to Company Officer Training, Fire Officer I, II, and III, Haz Mat Officer, Haz Mat Safety Officer, Bike Medic, Rescue Technician (Trench/Rope/Collapse), and Incident command System 300/400 Instructor.

Tom is a member of International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), president of Fairfield Professional Fire Fighters, Local 4010, the Butler County Technical Rescue Team, and Greater Cincinnati Hazardous Materials Unit and is a medic assigned to the Hamilton-Fairfield SWAT Team.

Personal Interests/Family
Tom is married to Lisa and together they have three kids - Robbie, 13, attending Mason Intermediate School; Rachel, 19, attending UC; and Ryan, 22.

During his off-time, Tom enjoys spending time with his family, watching college and NFL football, jet skiing and reading history/military books. 

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