About The Professional Standards Bureau

As a professional public safety agency, the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department and its employees are held to a higher standard of integrity than the community it serves. The department has established the Professional Standards Bureau to help maintain this level of integrity and professionalism. All employees are subject to the department’s policies and procedures and to the Code of Conduct.

The Professional Standards Bureau will respond to any credible information concerning misconduct by department employees, and is charged with the responsibility of investigating any serious allegations of misconduct involving an employee. Through the use of various investigative techniques, the Professional Standards Bureau gathers the necessary information needed to determine the truth surrounding an allegation. The employee’s rights are important and are protected through any investigation, along with the integrity and confidentiality of the investigation itself.

Bureau Staff

Deputy Chief Damon Williams was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on July 7, 1993. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2001, Captain in 2010, and Battalion Chief in 2013, and then to Deputy Chief on November 2, 2018.

Deputy Chief Williams is a National Incident Management System, All-Hazards Type III Communications Unit Leader (COML), certified by the State of Ohio, Dept. of Public Safety and the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. He is trained as an Incident Safety Officer from the Ohio Fire Academy and as an All Risks Incident Dispatcher. He was assigned to Station 4 until his move to the Communications Bureau as a Lieutenant, where he served as the Acting Captain of Communications until his promotion to the position. As a Battalion Chief he has managed the Communications and Professional Standards Bureaus, and served as Battalion 2 and Relief Battalion on A-Shift, in the Operations Bureau.

Deputy Chief Williams received the Presidential Certificate of Appreciation from the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association in 2016 and is currently finishing his Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration from Bowling Green State University. Chief Williams is currently assigned as the Deputy Chief of Communications Bureau, Professional Standard Bureau, Fire Investigative Unit and the Employee Assistance Program.

Battalion Chief Kirk Keane was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on July 7, 1997. He was promoted to Lieutenant March 15, 2013, Captain on June 1, 2018, and to Battalion Chief on December 10, 2021

Battalion Chief Keane is currently assigned Bureau of Professional Standards.


Professional Standards Bureau

One Government Center, Suite 1710
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Phone: 419-936-3530
Fax: 419-245-1497