Chief Steve Downey

Assistant 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. 

A/C 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. Orb 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 Matt Carey

Matthew A. Carey is a Sixteen year veteran of the fire service. Chief Carey was promoted to Chief of the Department in June of 2017. Previously he served as the Assistant Chief in charge of Operations. Prior to Assistant Chief he was the Captain assigned to Unit 3 for many years and Shift supervisor before that.

Carey was the founding IAFF union president of Monroe Township Professional Firefighters local 4887 and a founding member of the Southeast Clermont County EMS collaborative.

Chief Carey was raised in a small agricultural community Mount Gilead Ohio located in central Ohio. Growing up the oldest of four children, the Fire service is the family business. His father was a firefighter/EMT growing up and currently both of his brothers also work full time in FIRE/EMS.


Matt’s early career was spent working for Morrow County EMS as a full time EMS lieutenant. During his career he has also worked for Mount Gilead Fire Department, The City of Worthington, Berlin Township Fire and as a Lieutenant for the City of Franklin Ohio.


Chief Carey holds certifications as a

FF Level II


Fire Inspector 

EMS Instructor

Fire Instructor

Live Fire Instructor 

Wildland Fire card,

Fire Officer I,II, III and IV 

Fire leadership I & II

STICO initial fire company tactics

Blue card Fire command and numerous NIMS certifications.

Matt also teaches Fire and EMS classes for Southern Hills Career Center and Grant Career Center.      

Administrative Captain

Captain Greg Lang

Greg Lang has been in the fire service since 2001 and is currently a Full Time Captain on Unit 2 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. Griffin Bandy

Lt. Bandy was raised in Centerburg ohio located in Central Ohio. Working full time for Morrow County EMS and also Fredricktown Community Fire dept and Centerburg Joint Fire District. Lt. Bandy was hired as a Part time Firefighter/Medic for Monore before being hired as a Full time Lt in June of 2016. 

Unit 2 Lieutenant

Lt. Jeff Houchin

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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 and is near completion of Fire Officer I.    

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Justin Allen/ FF-Medic

Scott Coyler/ FF-EMTB

Chris Davenport/ FF-EMT-B

Tim Feldkamp/ FF-EMT-B

Tom Goodman/ FF-EMT-B

Ron Henderson/ FF/Volunteer

Andrew Jackson/FF-Medic

Joe Henry/ FF-Advanced

Joe Huhn/FF-Medic

     Matt Gilliam/ FF-Medic

Luke Cox/ FF-EMTB

Tim Goodman/ FF-Medic

Brian Hart/ FF-EMTB

Zach Houchin/ FF-EMTB

Doug Jones/ FF-Medic

John Purvis/ FF-Medic

John Quirk/ FF-EMTB

Micheal Welch/ FF-EMTB