Funding & Structure

Taxes, user fees and grants (PDF) pay for Fire Department vehicles, equipment, maintenance and volunteer salaries. Townships covered by the service area pay a set levied fee each year.

Chain of Command
Department chain of command is as follows:
  • Tom Obele: Chief
  • Tom Gerlich: 1st Assistant Chief
  • Mark Mediger: 2nd Assistant Chief
  • Kevin Brandt: Captain
  • Marty Milam: Captain
  • Chad Straub: Lieutenant
  • Jesse Wenisch: Lieutenant
  • Steve Breaker: Administrative Assistant
  • Earl Skelly: Administrative Assistant