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City of Fairfield, Ohio

Randy McCreadie | Jamison Ruhl | Tom Wagner | Chad A. Cooper | Richard Hall | Jamie L. Viers

Captain - Randy McCreadie

513-858-8312
rmccreadie@fairfield-city.org

Randy is assigned to the position of District 33 / Unit 3.  As District 33 he is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Department which includes the scheduling of all career and part time personnel assigned to his unit day, assigning personnel to district stations as well as scheduling the day's activities such as training, public education, and maintenance of apparatus and facilities. 

As District 33 Randy responds to all fire and emergency medical calls where additional management personnel may be required and, in the absence of the Fire Chief, serves as the Incident Commander at the scene. He also manages the Department’s Respiratory Protection Program, which ensures that all of the personnel have the appropriate breathing protection on fires and Hazardous Materials Incidents.

Randy's career with the City of Fairfield began in 1999 when he was hired as a full-time firefighter/paramedic.  He has performed many jobs within the Department since, including stocking EMS supplies and servicing the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).  He was promoted to the rank of Fire Lieutenant in 2007 and to his current rank of Captain in 2016. 

Randy graduated from Ross High School in 1994 and the University of Cincinnati Paramedic Program in 2001, where he finished in the top five in his class. He has attended multiple classes through the Ohio Fire Academy as well as the National Fire Academy.  Randy graduated from the Ohio Fire Executive Program in 2011.

Prior to his full-time position with the Department, Randy was a volunteer firefighter for Morgan Township, where he started in 1994. He also was a part-time firefighter/paramedic with Green Township in western Hamilton County from 1996-2001.

Randy is a charter member of the department's Honor Guard and Paramedic Bike Team, which were established in 2002 and 2003 respectively.  Randy serves as a Paramedic Bicycle Patrol Instructor. He earned this instructor certification through IPMBA (International Police Mountain Bike Association) in 2009.  Randy currently is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Hazardous Materials unit and the Butler County Technical Rescue Team.

He earned the Star of Life Award from the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians in 2008 for his role in saving the life of a motorcycle crash victim.  In 2009, Randy was named Firefighter of the Year by the Kiwanis Club. He also received the Fairfield Star Award in 2010 for his service above and beyond his normal duties.

Personal interests/family:

Randy and his wife, Tanya (Satterley) McCreadie, have three daughters.  Brittany is currently working in the medical field. Reagan was born in 2006 and Savanna was born in 2007. Both are into gymnastics and other after-school activities  They all reside in Okeana, Ohio.

Randy and his family enjoy camping throughout the year. He also enjoys working on projects around the house and spending time in the pool with his wife and children.  Randy also spends time teaching fire and EMT classes at Butler Technology and at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Fire Lieutenant – Jamison Ruhl

Fire Department 
513-858-8313
jruhl@fairfield-city.org

Jamison is assigned as a Training Lieutenant / Unit 3.  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 3 personnel.

Background:

Jamison's fire career with the City of Fairfield began in July, 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 Fire Lieutenant in January, 2007.

Jamison graduated from Fairfield High School in 1992 and the University of Cincinnati Paramedic Program in 2001.  He has attended multiple classes through the Ohio Fire Academy as well as the National Fire Academy.  Jamison is a 2012 graduate  of  the two and half year Ohio Fire Executive (OFE) Program put on by the Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association.

In 2006, Jamison was named Firefighter of the Year by the Fairfield Exchange club.  He was awarded the City of Fairfield Star Award in 2005 and 2008 and was named Fairfield Employee of the Year in 2005.

Jamison currently holds the following certifications: Professional Firefighter Level II, EMT-Paramedic, Fire Safety Inspector Certification, Fire Instructor Certification, Basic Fire Investigator, Ice Rescue Technician Instructor, Fire Officer I Certification, Hazardous Materials Technician, Weapons of Mass Destruction Hazmat Tech, and Incident Command System (ICS) 300/400 Instructor.  Jamison is also a member of the Greater Cincinnati Hazardous Materials Unit.  

Personal Interests:

Jamison enjoys working out, running, and travel. He has competed in the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge annually since 2006 and has run the Flying Pig Marathon (relay and half) several times.

Fire Lieutenant – Tom Wagner

Fire Department
513-858-8311
twagner@fairfield-city.org

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 two and half 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 award a City of Fairfield Star award and 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.

Fire Lieutenant - Chad A. Cooper

Fire Department
513-858-8302
ccooper@fairfield-city.org

Chad is assigned as an EMS Lieutenant / Unit 1.  His responsibilities are to oversee daily operations of the crew at Station 32, respond to fire and EMS incidents on front-line apparatus and fills in for one of the three career captains as District 33. Chad is assigned specific duties related to EMS, these include: overseeing all drug inventories, helping to maintain the mobile computer reporting database and implementing EMS related trainings.

Background:

Chad's fire career began as a volunteer for Owensville Fire/Rescue as cadet in 1996.  He became a certified firefighter in 1998.  After high school graduation in 1998 from Clermont Northeastern, Chad attended Hocking College and received an Associates degree in Fire and Emergency Services in 2000.  Included in the degree program was certification as a paramedic.  While attending college Chad worked for Sycamore Township F.D. as a firefighter/EMT beginning in 1999.  In 2001, Chad was hired at the City of Fairfield as a firefighter/paramedic and in 2007 was promoted to the rank of Fire Lieutenant.

Chad serves as a member of the Butler County Technical Rescue team, Fairfield Bike Paramedic team and Fire Department Honor Guard.  On top of the minimum qualifications needed Chad has also been certified as: Fire Inspector, HAZMAT Technician, Rope Rescue Technician, Trench Collapse Technician, Structure Collapse Operations, Confined Space Technician, WMD Chemical/Biological/Nuclear/Radiological Technician and Fire & EMS Instructor.  Various leadership classes such as Fire Officer 1&2 also have been completed.

Personal interests/Family:

Chad has a 3 year son and enjoys various outdoor activities during his off days.

 

Fire Lieutenant - Jamie L. Viers

Fire Department
513-858-8306
jviersr@fairfield-city.org

Jamie is assigned as an EMS Lieutenant / Unit 3.  His responsibilities are to oversee daily operations of the crew at Station 32, respond to fire and EMS incidents on front-line apparatus and fills in for one of the three career captains as District 33.  Jamie is assigned specific duties related to EMS, that include: continuing education seminars coordinator, CPR/AED program manager, EMS committee chair, quality assurance program and yearly drug license renewals.

Background:

Jamie's career started after he graduated from Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio in 1994. He worked in the private ambulance service while attending Sinclair Community College. He earned his basic EMT and Firefighter 1 certifications in 1996. Jamie returned to Sinclair and completed the paramedic program 1998. He worked with Miami Valley Hospital's CareFlight and part time/volunteer with the Clayton Fire Department. He was hired by the City of Fairfield Fire Department in October of 2000 and received his Firefighter 2 certification soon after. Jamie was promoted to Fire Lieutenant in April of 2008.

Beyond the minimum requirements he currently holds the following certifications: Fire Inspector, Fire Instructor, Bike Medic, Rope Rescue Technician, Confined Space Technician, Trench Collapse Technician, Structure Collapse Operations, Weapons of Mass Destruction Chemical / Biological / Nuclear / Radiological Technician, Ice Rescue Technician, and Hazmat Technician. Jamie serves as a member of the Butler County Technical Rescue Team and Fairfield Bike Paramedic team.

Personal interests/Family:

Jamie is married with 2 wonderful kids and enjoys baseball, boating and 4-wheeling.

 

 

Fire Lieutenant - Mike Susanek

513- 867-5379

msusanek@fairfield-city.org

Mike is a Training Lieutenant with Unit 2.  He oversees daily operations of the crew at Station 31, responds to fire and EMS incidents on front-line apparatus, and fills in for one of the three career captains at 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.  Mike is also responsible for the department’s hydrant inspection and pre-incident planning programs.

Mike’s fire career with the City of Fairfield began in October 2000 when he was hired as a full-time Firefighter/Paramedic.  He was promoted to Fire Lieutenant in February 2015. 

A 1992 graduate of Maple Heights High School in Cleveland, Mike obtained his Associate’s Degree in Fire Protection Technology from the University of Akron and graduated with distinction in 1994.  He also graduated from the Akron General Medical Center’s Paramedic Education Program in 1997, finishing third in his class. He attended the Fire Academy at Cuyahoga Community College in 1998, also finishing third in his class. He has taken multiple classes through the Ohio Fire Academy and Bowling Green State University.  Mike is currently enrolled in the 2 ½ year Ohio Fire Executive (OFE) Program put on by the Ohio Fire Chief’s Association.

Prior to his full-time position with Fairfield, Mike was a part-time firefighter/paramedic with the City of Fairlawn in Akron, Ohio, from 1995 until 2000.  He was hired as a full-time firefighter/paramedic with neighboring Bath Township Fire Department in 1999. 

Mike serves as a member of the Butler County Technical Rescue team and Fire Department Honor Guard.  Mike has also been certified as Fire Inspector, Basic Fire Investigation, HAZMAT Technician, Rope Rescue Technician, Trench Collapse Technician, Structure Collapse Operations, Confined Space Technician, Swift Water Rescue Operations, Ice Rescue Technician, and WMD Chemical/Biological/Nuclear/Radiological Technician.  He has completed various company officer leadership classes including Fire Officer 1. 

A resident of Hamilton, Mike has five children - identical triplet daughters Emily, Allie and Hannah, daughter Natalie and son Benjamin.  Mike enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking.    

  

Fire
City of Fairfield
375 Nilles Road
Fairfield, OH 45014
(513) 867-5379 (phone)
(513) 867-6060 (fax)
fire@fairfield-city.org