Lima Fire Department

Welcome From the Chief

Bruce BlackWelcome to the Lima Fire Department's web site and I hope you enjoy your time with us.

It is the mission of Lima Fire Department to provide the citizens of Lima with the best fire, rescue, and emergency medical protection possible with the resources that are currently available to the Department. The employees of Lima Fire Department would like to thank the City's Administration and the members of Lima City Council for their continued support in 2016. We would not be able to do what we do without you.

On July 1, 2016, long-time City employee, Fire Chief Mark Heffner, retired. Through the Civil Service process, I was promoted to Fire Chief. I want to thank Chief Heffner for all of the years of dedicated service he gave to the Department. In August, 2016, Battalion Chief Ed Hower was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief. Because of the dedication and hard work of all of the employees of the Department, 2016 was a very successful year for the Department. Employees were involved with many different committees throughout the year. Whether it was the Truck Committee, Rescue Committee, or Promotional Committee, employees were actively engaged in the long term planning of the Department. The success of the Department also could not be achieved without the good working relationship the Department Administration has with the Executive Board of the International Association of Firefighters Local Number 334.

I want to thank everyone who assisted me in my first six months as Fire Chief. Best wishes to everyone in 2017.

Bruce M. Black
Fire Chief