Green, OH – Fire Chief Jeff Funai is pleased to announce the promotion of Virgil Schlabach to Assistant Fire Chief. Schlabach will be sworn in on Tuesday, December 8 at 7 p.m. during the regular City Council meeting, 1755 Town Park Blvd.
Schlabach fills the position left vacant following the retirement of Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Groen last fall. He will serve as acting chief when the fire chief is unavailable and will be primarily responsible for fire department operations and special teams.
“Promoting Virgil to Assistant Chief gives us the consistent daily link between the shifts,” said Funai. “He will become the focal point of ensuring we are hitting our service delivery benchmarks and operating in a safe, efficient and effective manner.”
Schlabach joined the Green Fire Division in 1989 and has served in a variety of positions including most recently as a Lieutenant. Schlabach holds an Associate’s Degree in electrical engineering from ETI – the Electronic Technical Institute of Cleveland.
A native of Plain Township, he currently lives in Carroll County with his wife Laurie and their two children.
In addition to this promotion, the Fire Division is also pleased to announce the promotion of Firemedic Joshua Chrapowicki, an employee with the Fire Division for the last 13 years, to the rank of Lieutenant, and announce the hiring of two new Firemedics, Aaron Baker and Adam Resanovich, to the division. These individuals will also be sworn in to their positions on Tuesday evening.
The Green Fire Division has served the community of Green for the past 76 years. The division provides dispatch services to the communities of Springfield Twp., Coventry Twp., the Village of Lakemore and the City of Green. With 42 firemedics, the division, led by Fire Chief Jeff Funai, responds to more than 3,200 calls per year, of which approximately 80% are medical emergencies.
The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit www.cityofgreen.org.
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