Acting chief picked to head fire division in Lebanon

Steve Johnson gets top job after 28 years as firefighter

Steven Johnson is Lebanon’s new fire chief.

Johnson had been serving as acting chief since the firing of former Fire Chief Perry Gerome on Sept. 19.

He will be sworn in at the Lebanon City Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

“Chief Johnson is a highly experienced leader in the fire service and he has earned the trust and respect of the Lebanon Fire Division staff and our community. I am confident that he is fully prepared to serve as our new Fire Chief,” said City Manager Pat Clements said in a press release.

Johnson has worked as a firefighter for 28 years and has been with the Lebanon Fire Division since in 2007.

He had been serving as a captain since May 2013. He is also a team leader on the Warren County Technical Rescue Team and a tactical Medic on the Warren County Tactical Response Unit.

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