Chief Patrick Connor was appointed as Fire Chief in 2015. He has been with the division for 23 years. He holds a degree in Fire and Emergency Medical Services Technology and is currently pursuing further education in public safety management from Franklin University. He served in the United States ARMY Reserves 2362nd Signal Battalion as well as the 914th Combat Support Hospital from 1991-1999. He is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Ohio Fire Chief’s Association (Licking County Representative) and is the President of the Licking County Fire Chiefs Association. He has received the Ohio Fire Officer designation by the Ohio Fire Chief’s Association. He currently resides on the advisory boards for the Central Ohio Technical College and the Career and Technology Education Center of Licking County. Chief Connor is certified as a paramedic, fire instructor, Certified Fire Safety Inspector (CFSI) and fire investigator. He will be completing the OFCA’s Ohio Fire Executive Officer Program in June of 2017. He is a former Assistant Fire Chief for the Newton Township Fire Department (Licking County) and was a Board Certified (FP-C) Flight Paramedic with Air Evac Lifeteam of Licking County from 2012-2016. Pat lives in St Louisville with his wife Kelly and their 3 children.