Divisions

pictureFor more information about the Fire Division of Beavercreek Township Fire Department, please select from the links below.

For more information about Beavercreek Township Fire Department or to schedule a tour, please contact:

Beavercreek Township Fire Administration
851 Orchard Lane
Beavercreek, Ohio 45434
(937) 426-1213

Beavercreek Township Fire Department Auxiliary

Service to the Community Since 1995

The Beavercreek Township Fire Department Auxiliary is an organization of volunteers formally established in 1995 to provide service to the Department and the Beavercreek community. Auxiliary members: provide emergency picture support to on-scene firefighters and emergency responders, principally food, water and shelter; provide crisis intervention to fire victims to help them understand what is happening, and to help them begin the recovery process; and plan and execute activities for the firefighters and their families - an annual picnic and holiday party, and baby/wedding showers - to promote a sense of “family.”

Early operations depended on personal vehicles, equipment donated by areas businesses - items such as coffee pots, a fan, a kerosene torpedo heater, towels and coolers - and, on the generosity of neighbors and area businesses for water, ice and coffee, depending on the weather.

The Auxiliary has since evolved into a better equipped and more highly integrated part of the Department. In 2002, the Township Trustees purchased a van for the Auxiliary and had it modified by the Township Maintenance Department. It is a self contained rehabilitation unit, stocked with supplies to support emergency responders and fire victims. It’s equipped with a generator for air conditioning, heat, and electricity to power hot pots, the fan and torpedo heater. The van, formally named Auxiliary 64, is stabled at Station 64 on Indian Ripple Road. Auxiliary members drive it to emergency scenes and training fires, and operate out of it at the scene.

Since 1995, Auxiliary members have volunteered nearly 12,000 hours of service to the Department and the community. That service has included:

  • support to more than 173 house, apartment and business fires, training fires including the Greene County Fire School, and other emergency scenes
  • helping more than 100 families cope after a house/apartment complex fire
  • planning and executing family activities
  • supporting fire station open houses
  • supporting annual National EMS and Fire Prevention Week activities, and the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival
  • supporting fire levy campaigns
  • attending crisis intervention training
  • selling reflective address signs as a community service
  • stocking and operating the Auxiliary 64 van
  • training Auxiliary members who will use Auxiliary 64 to support emergency scenes
  • training as a FEMA CERT emergency support team
  • working with youth through our Explorer Post 343

Fire Administration

pictureBeavercreek Township Fire Department's Fire Administration office is located at 851 Orchard Lane, Beavercreek Ohio. Administrative staff and the Prevention Bureau share a facility for their daily operations. Normal business hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, except holidays. Fire Administration is made up of the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief of Operations, Deputy Chief of Administration and Administrative Assistants.

David VandenBos, Fire Chief
Serving since 1991
During David’s 20+ years of service to the Beavercreek Township Fire Department, he has served in positions of increasing responsibility and authority. He has vast knowledge and is experienced in all areas of the fire service including operations and administration. With that, he obtained a broad range of experience within the fire department. Those experiences to mention a few have been coordinating two successful tax levy campaigns, improving fund management and develop cost centers, the selection, planning, and implementing of Firehouse Software records management system, served as a representative to the Miami Valley Fire and EMS Alliance, the Southwest Ohio Fire Safety Council and was the assistant director to the Greene County Joint Fire Investigation Task Force.

John Mercs, Deputy Chief
Serving since 1990
John Mercs began his career with the Beavercreek Township Fire Department in June of 1990. Over the years he has achieved: certification as a fire instructor, helping to train and develop the skills and strengths of our personnel. Promoted to the rank of lieutenant in 1995, began managing several programs, including the management of EMS operations for the department. In 2003, he was assigned to oversee the operation and activities of the fire prevention bureau until being promoted to battalion chief in January of 2005; in 2007 achieved the status of Certified Public Manager, an intensive course of executive leadership training, through the State Of Ohio. John has been crucial to the success of the organization through the supervision of EMS operations, guiding the organization to become one of regions leaders in EMS care and education. John demonstrates the vision and dedication necessary to ensure that the Beavercreek Township Fire Department is prepared to meet the current and future needs of the community.

Scott Dorsten, Deputy Chief
Serving since 1986
Scott Dorsten began his career with the Beavercreek Township Fire Department in December of 1986 as a volunteer; in May of 1990 he was hired as a career firefighter; in May of 2001 Scott was promoted to Lieutenant. Over the years he has achieved certifications as a Fire and Emergency Medical Services instructor, which has helped him train and develop the skills and strengths of our personnel. Scott has managed several programs and has been involved in almost every aspect of the organization throughout his career. He has overseen the operations of the Fire Prevention Bureau, functioned as the training and safety officer, and has been the liaison to the Beavercreek Police Department for dispatching, and communications. In 2007, Scott achieved the status of Certified Public Manager, an intensive course of executive leadership training, through the State Of Ohio. Currently Scott is attending the Ohio Fire Executive program through the Ohio Fire Chief’s Association. This is a rigorous leadership program that focuses on the fire service. He demonstrates the abilities, vision and dedication necessary to ensure that the Beavercreek Township Fire Department is prepared to meet the current and future needs of the community.

Michele Grogean, Office Manager (Fire Admin)
Serving since 2006
Michele Grogean is a 1997 graduate of Wright State University with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education. She has been the Office Manager in the Fire Department Administrative Office for the Beavercreek Township Fire Department since July 2006. Michele helps assist the Fire Chief and his staff along with the fire stations with any administrative needs. Her responsibilities include answering the phone, scheduling the training rooms for seminars, meetings, and department trainings, making the reflective address signs, writing articles for the newspapers and newsletters, organizing the mail, filing, ordering office supplies, updating the fire department intranet site and website and a lot of other administrative duties.

Rochelle Fuller, Administrative Assistant (Prevention Bureau) and Records and EMS Billing Clerk
Serving since 2002
Rochelle Fuller is and Administrative Assistant for the Fire Prevention Bureau. She has been employed with the Beavercreek Township Fire Department since October 2002. Rochelle performs secretarial duties for the Fire Prevention Bureau. She is also the medical records clerk and is responsible for monitoring our EMS billing company.

For further information concerning Fire Administration, please contact:

Beavercreek Township
Fire Administration

851 Orchard Lane
Beavercreek, Ohio 45434
(937) 426-1213

Operations

pictureFire Operations for Beavercreek Fire Department incorporates all fire operations, suppression, EMS, and training required for the daily operations of the Fire Department. Suppression includes all fire extinguishments activities, including:

  • Fire suppression tactics
  • Incident management
  • Apparatus design and layout
  • Response management

EMS, or Emergency Medical Services, makes up more than 70% of the calls that Beavercreek Fire Department responds to. Because of this, a great deal of time is spent preparing, training, and reviewing EMS procedures and protocols. Training incorporates all facets of Fire Operations, including EMS, fire, hazmat, and specialty incidents. Training occurs daily for all in-service personnel.

The Deputy Chief of Operations oversees the Operations Division of the Fire Department. For more information, please contact:

Beavercreek Township Fire Department
Operations Division

851 Orchard Lane
Beavercreek, Ohio 45434
(937) 426-1213

Logistics

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For more information about Beavercreek Township Fire Department or to schedule a tour, please contact:

Beavercreek Township Fire Administration
851 Orchard Lane
Beavercreek, Ohio 45434
(937) 426-1213

Planning

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For more information about Beavercreek Township Fire Department or to schedule a tour, please contact:

Beavercreek Township Fire Administration
851 Orchard Lane
Beavercreek, Ohio 45434
(937) 426-1213