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Tom O'Brien

DIRECTOR OF THE LICKING COUNTY COURTHOUSE LIGHTING COMMITTEE, INC.

During his 31 year career with the Newark Fire Department, Tom has served as compliance chief, HAZ-MAT coordinator, paramedic, member of the equipment specification committee, member of the IAFF executive board, and currently serves as 2 units shift supervisor and operations chief. He has been the fire training coordinator at the local vocational school, and has taught at FDIC and is an Adjunct Instructor for The National Fire Academy. He has an associate’s degree in Fire Science from Hocking College and a bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Management from Franklin University. He has a Master of Public Administration as well as his Executive Fire Officer designation from the National Fire Academy

 Tom is designated as a Chief Fire Officer and is a MIFireE. Tom has also been doing accreditation visits for CPSE/CFAI for the last 9 years and has served as a team leader for numerous departments. He is a member of IAFF, IAFC, Ohio Fire Chief’s Association, and is on the Board of Directors for the Newark-Heath Rotary Club.

He currently resides in Newark with his wife Michelle.

ToM CAN BE CONTACTED AT Phildrummer@netscape.net

Photography By: Nathan Arnold, Juliet Connolly, and John Rossignol