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Below are recent news items and events happening at Beavercreek Township Fire Department.

Beavercreek Township Fire Department receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Performance Award

The American Heart Association recognized the Beavercreek Township Fire Department at the June 12, 2017 Township Trustees Meeting achieving the 2017 Mission Lifeline EMS Gold Performance Achievement Award. Beavercreek Township Fire Department is part of an elite group of prehospital agencies in the US focused on not just "high functioning" but also "high quality" STEMI systems of care. They join 627 other EMS agencies in the US and 1 of 60 other EMS agencies in Ohio that are receiving the 2017 American Heart Association Mission:Lifeline EMS Gold Performance Achievement Award. picture

To receive the Gold Performance Achievement Award, Beavercreek Township Fire Department achieved a 75% or higher compliance score for each specific EMS quality measure for 24 months. These measures include:

* Percentage of patients with non-traumatic chest pain equal or greater to 35 years of age, treated and transported by EMS who receives a pre-hospital 12 Lead electrocardiograms.
* Percentage of STEMI patients transported to a STEMI Receiving Center, with pre-hospital First Medical Contact (FMC) to Device (PCI) equal or less than 90 minutes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported nearly a 21% decrease in the age-adjusted mortality rate from heart attacks in Greene County. The communities served by Beavercreek Township Fire Department should be very proud of their prehospital care professionals. Congratulations to the Beavercreek Township Fire Department on your accomplishment.

Beavercreek Township Fire Department Hires Nine Firefighters

The Beavercreek Township Fire Department is expanding their fire department to include a new fire station and nine firefighters. The new fire station is planned to be built in the vicinity of Fairgrounds Road and Trebein Road and completed in 2018. The Beavercreek Township Fire Department hired nine career firefighters in March and went through a four week orientation class. With the additional nine firefighters, the Beavercreek Township Fire Department will have enough firefighters to man the new fire station #65.
Below are the nine firefighters and little about each one and where they are from.

Chris Heaton was born a raised in Springfield, Ohio where he still resides. He started his fire service career while still in high school by taking his Paramedic classes during his senior year at Springfield Shawnee. He is a graduate of the Ohio Fire Executive Program (OFE)-Class 11, holds an Associates degree in EMS, a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, and has been working to obtain his Master’s degree with a focus in Public Administration.

John Readler is from Springfield, Ohio and graduated from Kenton Ridge High School. He attended Clark State Community College and graduated with an Associate degree in Applied Science. John is a fourteen year veteran with Springfield Fire Rescue Division.
Mike Michener graduated from Cardinal High School in Middlefield, Ohio. He served the Army in Special Operations from 1988-1998. In 2001 he received his Firefighter Level 1 and EMT-Basic certifications. In 2002, Mike earned his Paramedic certification. He received his Firefighter Level 2 certification in 2003. He currently resides is Beavercreek and has been a career firefighter/ paramedic for thirteen years with the City of Springfield Fire Department. He has also been with Dayton Children’s Hospital as a Mobile Intensive Care/ PICU Staff Nurse since 2010.

Nicholas Fathergill grew up in the City of Kettering and graduated from Fairmont High School. After graduation, he attended Ohio University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering. Ten years ago, Nicholas became interested in the fire service as a way to become involved with Ohio Task Force 1 as a canine handler. He received all of his firefighter and paramedic training from Sinclair Community College. In 2010, Nicholas was accepted into Ohio Task Force 1 as a canine handler with his black lab named Storm. He has certified as a Disaster Live Find K9 and is pursuing a certification for a Disaster Human Remains Detection K9.

Josh Houser is from Huber Heights and graduated from Wayne High School in 2002. He became a Paramedic in 2010 and then decided to try the fire academy from Sinclair Community College. Josh was certified as a Level 2 Firefighter in December 2011 and received a part time job with Sugarcreek Township Fire Department in 2012. In 2013, Josh received a full time position with Sugarcreek Township Fire Department.

Jeff Bender was born into a military family at K. I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan. After growing up in the Midwest, Jeff settled in the Dayton area and chose to become a firefighter. Jeff earned his Level 1 and 2 Firefighter and EMS certifications from Sinclair Community College. He rejoins the Beavercreek Township Fire Department after earning his Paramedic certification last summer.

Joe Mahaffey was born and raised in Xenia, Ohio. He grew up hunting, fishing, and playing sports. He became a firefighter and paramedic because he was looking for career that had a team sport feel. As a firefighter, Joe gets to be part of a team working towards a goal.
Joe attended the Sinclair Community College Fire Academy and their Paramedic program. He is currently pursuing an Associates degree at Sinclair Community College and plans to work toward a Bachelor’s degree. Joe also is a Fire Safety Inspector and attends classes at the Ohio Fire Academy regularly.

Mike Bowman was born and raised on a farm in Darke County, Ohio. He graduated from Versailles High School in 2010. Mike has worked part-time for Tipp City EMS, Englewood Fire Department and Greenville Township Fire Department the past several years. He is now a level 2 Firefighter, a Paramedic and holds a HAZMAT Operations and Swift Water Rescue certifications.

Sean Noffsinger was born and raised in Beavercreek. After high school, Sean wanted to live in a bigger city so he moved to Columbus. He attended Columbus State Community College where he completed his Firefighter and Paramedic certifications.

Website Updates
Posted on 3.28.2011
Beavercreek Township Fire Department's website has been updated to included easier navigation, faster uploads, and more publicly available information.