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Beavercreek Township Fire Department Promote Three Firefighters

The Beavercreek Township Fire Department recently promoted three firefighters to Lieutenant. The Lieutenants will eventually be housed in the new fire station 65 in the future. As of now, the three of them are getting use to the new responsibilities and learning the “ropes” of their leadership positions. Below is a little about each Lieutenant.

Firefighter Andrew Brewer grew up in Lockport, IL, a suburb of Chicago. He moved to Ohio in 2003 to attend Cedarville University, where he got his start into the fire service.
Firefighter Brewer joined the Cedarville Township Volunteer Fire Department in 2004, and obtained his EMT and volunteer Fire Fighter certifications. While at Cedarville he serviced as a Fire Fighter, Sergeant, and EMS Lieutenant. While enrolled at Cedarville University Firefighter Brewer also joined the University EMS squad, where he served as an EMT and eventually EMS Captain of the squad.

In 2007, Firefighter Brewer graduated with a BA degree in Criminal Justice. Upon graduation he enrolled in Paramedics and obtained his Fire Fighter level two certification.
In 2009, Firefighter Brewer joined the Beavercreek Township Fire Department as a Shifted Part-Time Fire Fighter. The same year he was awarded Part-Time Fire Fighter of the year and in February 2010 was hired as a Full-Time Fire Fighter.

In Firefighter Brewer’s time at Beavercreek, he has been awarded Fire Fighter of the year twice, 2012 and 2016, and also received both Fire and EMS commendations. He has had the privilege to work in the EMS program for the past several years including overseeing the EMS inventory and currently overseeing the public CPR and the EMS training program. Firefighter Brewer also currently teaches at Cedarville University in the EMS program, and is a member of Premier Health’s EMS Advisory Board.
When not at work he enjoys spending his time relaxing with family, exercising, and hunting.

Firefighter Tyson Dean was born into a military family, and after living in California, Texas, Florida, and Okinawa; settled at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base where his father retired. He is a graduate of Fairborn High School. picture
Firefighter Dean has been a member of the Beavercreek Township Fire Department since 2004 when he was hired as a non-shifted part timer. Later that year he received a regular, shifted part time position.
Firefighter Dean completed his Paramedic certification at Sinclair Community College, and in June 2006 was hired into a fulltime career position with the fire department.

He holds two associates degrees, one in Applied Science with focus in Chemistry and Astronomy, and the second in Fire Science Administration. Firefighter Dean holds the following certifications: Firefighter Level 2, Paramedic, Fire Inspector, and Fire Instructor.
Firefighter Dean is an active and deployable member of Ohio Task Force One as a Rescue Specialist and of Region 3 Rescue Strike Team as a Rescue Team Manager where he oversees training. In order to get deployable status, Firefighter Dean has received technician/level 2 certifications in: Rope Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Trench Rescue, Structural Collapse Rescue, Vehicle Rescue, and Machinery Rescue; operations level certification in Water Rescue.

He also holds a technician level certification in Ice Rescue and Lost Person Search. As a member of Ohio Task Force One, Firefighter Dean has been deployed twice, most notable in response to Super Storm Sandy in New Jersey and New York. He has also been deployed with Region 3 Rescue Strike Team on lost person searches and most recently to recover a victim of a trench collapse in Washington Township.

In addition to his normal fire department duties, Firefighter Dean serves as an instructor for the technical rescue discipline and is a lead instructor for Ice Rescue and Lost Person Search. In the past, he served as program manager for the technical rescue budget. In this capacity he assisted in creating and executing life cycle management of the technical rescue equipment; formalizing and implementation of the ice rescue program; expanding and implementation of the department’s water rescue capabilities; and assisted in a hazards assessment of the township.

In his off time, Firefighter Dean enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, camping, and hiking. He likes spending time with his family, and long rides on his motorcycle.

Firefighter Courtney Harman is from Kettering where she graduated from Fairmont High School. She attended University of Dayton where she earned a bachelor degree in Pre Med. Firefighter Harman then attended Sinclair Community College where she received her fire level 2 and paramedic certifications.

Firefighter Harman has been a Firefighter for fourteen years, eleven with the Beavercreek Township Fire Department. She currently manages the Honor Guard program and assists with the SCBA program. Firefighter Harman has been a Hazmat tech with Dayton Region Hazmat team for the last 4 years, a Rescue Squad officer with the Region 3 strike team and is currently a Rescue Specialist with Ohio Task Force 1.

Outside of work, Firefighter Harman competes in triathlons, weightlifting and power lifting, and plays string bass in the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra.

The Beavercreek Township Fire Department wishes them the best of luck in their new positions and are confident they will do well.

You and your family are fast asleep when the smoke alarm sounds: Do you know what to do?

Consider this scenario: Its 2 o’clock in the morning. You and your family are fast asleep when you awaken to the smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke. What do you do? If you and your family don’t have a plan in place, it could jeopardize your safety, or even prove deadly.
In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. That’s why home escape planning is so critical in a fire situation. It ensures that everyone in the household knows how to use that small window of time wisely.
Developing and practicing a home escape plan is like building muscle memory. That pre-planning is what everyone will draw upon to snap into action and escape as quickly as possible in the event of a fire.
This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” works to better educate the public about the critical importance of developing a home escape plan and practicing it. The Beavercreek Township Fire Department (BTFD) is working in coordination with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of the Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, to reinforce those potentially life-saving messages. Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14, 2017.
Home escape planning is one of the most basic but fundamental elements of home fire safety and can truly make the difference between life and death in a fire situation according to the NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy.
In support of Fire Prevention Week, the BTFD encourages all Beavercreek households to develop a plan together and practice it. A home escape plan includes working smoke alarms on every level of the home, in every bedroom, and near all sleeping areas. It also includes two ways out of every room, usually a door and a window, with a clear path to an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole, or mailbox) that’s a safe distance from the home. picture
NFPA and the Beavercreek Township Fire Department offer these additional tips and recommendations for developing and practicing a home escape plan:

  • Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave — this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

For more information about Fire Prevention Week activities in Beavercreek visit www.beavercreekfire.org or www.facebook.com/BcreekFire. To learn more about this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out” and home escape planning, visit firepreventionweek.org.

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.

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.