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“It has been an honor to serve Ohio’s fire service, businesses, residents and visitors over the past three-and-a-half years,” Hussey said. “I am extremely proud of our team’s many accomplishments, and I know I am leaving a strong leadership team in place to continue great work being done every day to keep Ohioans safe.”
During his time as Ohio’s fire marshal, Hussey worked to maintain strong relationships with the state’s fire services, visiting departments across the state. He also worked with other agencies to bring fire safety education to children in Amish and Mennonite communities, and oversaw grants and loan opportunities for the fire service, including a $3 million grant program to improve communication systems.
Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal William Spurgeon will serve as interim State Fire Marshal, and applications for the position will be accepted by the State Fire Council after the process is discussed on March 25.