Fire Chief Nathan Burns
Chief Nathan Burns has served the City of Marysville and the Marysville Fire Division for 18 Years. He began his career with the City of Marysville in June 2005 as a part time firefighter. He was later sworn in as a full-time firefighter in February 2006. He was promoted to Battalion Chief in 2012, serving as the Training Bureau Chief, and has served in that capacity until being named Fire Chief on October 23, 2023.
Chief Burns was born and raised in Milford Center, Ohio. A 2001 graduate of Fairbanks High School, he continued his education by obtaining his Fire Certification from Tolls Technical Center and Paramedic Certification from Grant Medical Center. He received an Associates Degree in Fire Science from Columbus State. He later attended Columbia Southern University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
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 4,000 calls for service annually. Division apparatus includes one aerial tower, two engines, one grass fighter, a rescue vehicle, three rescue boats, and four Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances.