DEPARTMENT STAFF

Chief

Chief Steve Downey

 Chief Downey grew up in firehouses. Steve's father and grandfather both served local communities while he was growing up. Steve grew up in rural Adam's County Ohio along the Ohio River. Always in the Firehouse it was natural to see he never left. Steve started out volunteering in West Union Ohio. Attending College at Morehead University he has always been a gifted musician. It wasn't long he was back in Public Safety. Hired as one of the early Adam's County EMS employee's. 

Chief Downey later was hired Full time for Owensville Ohio Fire/EMS. Steve served as a Captain before being promoted to Assistant Chief for Stonelick Township FIRE-EMS. Steve has worked at New Richmond FIRE-EMS, Washington Township and Mt. Orab over the years. 

In June of 2017 Steve was hired full time at Monroe Township FIRE-EMS as the Assistant Chief of Operations. 

Chief Downey is the proud father to three daughters and drummer in HOT ROD AND THE FAST LANE.

Assistant Chief

Assistant Chief Greg Lang

Greg Lang has been in the fire service since 2001 and is currently a Administrative  Captain  For Monroe Township Fire and EMS and is in charge of the Fire Prevention Bureau. Captain Lang started with the Department in 2007 as a Firefighter EMT, Captain Lang graduated Paramedic School in 2008 and was Hired full time with the Department in January of 2009.Captain Lang’s Certifications include, Firefighter II, Paramedic, Haz Mat Tech, Fire Safety Inspector, Basic Fire Investigator, Fire Officer I, CE Instructor, CPR Instructor, Blue Card Command, CPR, ACLS and PALS. 

Unit 1 Lieutenant

Lt. Doug Jones

Unit 2 Lieutenant

Lt. Jeff Houchin

jhouchin@monroetwp-oh.gov

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Unit 3 Lieutenant

Lt. Kyle Scales

Lieutenant Kyle Scales currently serves as the shift officer on unit 3 and oversees fire inspections for the department.  He has been with Monroe Township since 2016 and has been full-time since April 2017 when he received his promotion to Lieutenant. Kyle has worked for multiple area fire departments since joining the fire service in 2015. In his off time he enjoys fishing, boating, and working in his garage. Lieutenant Scales is constantly furthering his education and is currently pursuing his Associate's Degree in Fire Service Technology at Cincinnati State.

 

Lieutenant Scales currently holds training/certifications of FF2, Paramedic, Haz mat ops, Fire Inspector, CEU instructor, Fire Investigator, NIMS 100,200,300,400,700,800, Fire Officer I and II    

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Christina Crews/ FF-Medic

Nate Ritchey/ FF-Medic

Chris Davenport/ FF-EMT-B

Vince Welch/ FF- Vol.

Corey Dishon/FF-EMT

Andrew Jackson/ FF-Medic

Scott Irvin/FF-EMT

Liz Houchin/FF-Medic

Joe Henry/ FF-Advanced

Joe Huhn/FF-Medic

John Quirk/ FF-EMTB

Chris Mitchell/ FF-EMT-I

Jake Vonder Meulen/ FF-EMT

Miranda Vearil/FF-Medic

Joe Welch/ FF-EMT

Tim Goodman/ FF-Medic

Chad Evans/FF-EMT

Zach Houchin/ FF-EMTB

Micheal Welch/ FF-EMTB