• Chief David Nagy has been with the Bedford Fire Department since 1995.
  • Asst. Chief Daniel Dopslaf has been with the Bedford Fire Department since 1995.
  • The Fire Department also has six Lieutenants and twenty one firefighters.
  • All fire fighters of the department are certified paramedics. 
  • Paramedics are required to renew their certification with the State of Ohio every three years. Within every three year certification cycle paramedics must receive a minimum of 92 CE (continuing education) hours.
  • Firefighters must continually train, because many of the emergencies we are expected to respond to do not occur very often and can be very serious in nature. Training topics include, but are not limited to; Building Construction, Fire Behavior, Strategy / Tactics, Incident Command, Pump Operations, Aerial Operations, SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus), Confined Space, Hazardous Materials, Vehicle Extrication and Rope Rescue.
  • Shift personnel conduct numerous building tours on an annual basis. The tours allow firefighters to familiarize themselves with layout, construction and other nuances of the structures in the community. This information gained in these tours can be applied to gain an understanding of how fire will affect the structure, strategy/tactics, and what obstacles crews may face in zero visibility conditions.
  • The training classes and time spent on building tours are vital to the delivery of safe, aggressive, and efficient services for those we serve.
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