The Findlay Fire Department is led by Chief Joshua Eberle. He has been employed with the Findlay Fire Department since 1999. Chief Eberle has had an extensive career in fire service and has worked in many disciplines of the profession. As Fire Training Co-Coordinator and Fire Instructor, he implemented individual training courses and developed classes and training programs for the Fire Department. Chief Eberle was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2010.
Chief Eberle is an assistant instructor for the All Hazards Training Center at the University of Findlay and a Credentials Coordinator for the Country Music Association Awards television program. He is a board member for the Findlay-based charitable organization Fire Relief Foundation; has assisted in development and implementation of Local 381 Smoke Detector Program and Campaign; has assisted in grant applications for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus replacement and Turnout Gear Extractor; and developed a Confined-Space Entry and Safety checklist for the Findlay Fire Department. Chief Eberle holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bowling Green State University.
The Chief of the Findlay Fire Department is responsible for all department operations including financial management, union concerns, employee discipline, and supervision of fire prevention and emergency response activities. He also serves as the Department’s representative for various boards and committees, and communicates directly with the City Administration, City Council, and other political agencies.
Beth Baker functions as an Administrative Assistant to the Chief and oversees such office activities as maintaining personnel files, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and the tracking of the departmental budget.