About Us


Chief Jay Riley leads the Fire Division. The administration manages the personnel, budget, and capital expenditures for the division.

Fire Chief Jay Riley

Chief Jay Riley was appointed as Marysville Assistant Fire Chief in 2007 and promoted to Fire Chief in 2012. Prior to joining the City, he served the Holmes Fire District 1 in Millersburg, OH, and the City of Green, OH Fire Division. He is a Chief Fire Officer Designee through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Chief Riley holds State of Ohio certifications as Firefighter II, Paramedic, Fire Safety Inspector, and Fire Instructor.

Chief Riley is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program through the National Fire Academy. He holds an Associate's Degree with Honors in Fire Science and a Bachelor's Degree with Honors in Fire and Safety Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from The Ohio State University with a Master's Degree in Public Policy and Administration.

Operations Bureau

The Operations Bureau is divided into three shifts working 24 hours on and 48 hours off. Each shift is led by a shift lieutenant.

The division responds to 3,000 calls for service annually. Division apparatus includes one aerial tower, two engines, one grass fighter, a technical rescue vehicle, two rescue boats, and three Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances.

Fire Chief &


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Jay Riley
Fire Chief

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Nathan Burns
Battalion Chief
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Jim Strayton
Battalion Chief
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Mark Ropp
Battalion Chief
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Joe Daniels
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Todd Disbennett
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Luke Streng

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Keith Watson