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
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.