Battalion Chief’s

Dustin Armentrout

Battalion Chief

dustin.armentrout@toledo.oh.gov

Battalion Chief Dustin Armentrout was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on July 21, 2000. Promotions followed to Lieutenant on March 2, 2011 and then to Captain on February 26, 2014. He was promoted to Battalion Chief on May 18, 2017

Battalion Chief Armentrout earned his Fire Science degree from Owens Community College and is presently attending Bowling Green State University majoring in Fire Administration.

Battalion Chief Armentrout is currently assigned to "B" Platoon.

Allison Armstrong

Battalion Chief

allison.armstrong@toledo.oh.gov

Battalion Chief Allison Armstrong was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on July 21, 2000. Promotion to Lieutenant was in 2010, to Captain in 2011, and to Battalion Chief on September 27, 2019. Battalion Chief Armstrong earned her E.M.T.-Paramedic Certification in May of 2008.

Battalion Chief Armstrong holds a Bachelor of Nursing from Mercy College and is currently pursuing a Master of Health Informatics from University of Cincinnati. She is a State of Ohio Certified Fire Safety Inspector, and a Fire Service Instructor. Battalion Chief Armstrong is also a member of the federally deployable Ohio-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team based out of Toledo, Ohio, which provides medical treatment to those affected by disasters.

Dexter Baker

Battalion Chief

dexter.baker@toledo.oh.gov

Battalion Chief Dexter Baker was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on March 22, 1996. He was promoted to Captain on March 15, 2013 and served as the Captain of station 25 until his promotion to Battalion Chief on May 18, 2017.

Battalion Chief Baker currently serves as Battalion Chief of Field Operations.

Michael Benadum

Battalion Chief

michael.benadum@toledo.oh.gov

Battalion Chief Michael Benadum was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on September 11, 1992. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2007, and promotion to Captain came in 2012. Battalion Chief Benadum served as the Assistant Battalion Chief of the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District, Genoa, Ohio, retiring in January of 2015. Battalion Chief Benadum holds numerous certifications in both Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

Battalion Chief Benadum is currently assigned as to the Training Bureau.

Todd Besteda

Battalion Chief

todd.besteda@toledo.oh.gov

Battalion Chief Todd Besteda joined the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on June 28, 1996. Battalion Chief Besteda was promoted to Lieutenant on March 25, 2009, and was then promoted to Captain on August 4, 2011. He was promoted to Battalion Chief on December 27, 2013.

Battalion Chief Besteda is an United State Army veteran, serving four years, eight months in the Army. He served in the first Gulf War, Desert Shied/Desert Storm, and earned the Combat Infantry Badge during his deployment. Battalion Chief Besteda is a Hazardous Material Technician and holds a Fire Service Instructor certificate.

Battalion Chief Besteda is currently assigned to "B" Platoon.

Bryce Blair

Battalion Chief

bryce.blair@toledo.oh.gov

Battalion Chief Bryce Blair was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department in 1993. He achieved his E.M.T. – Paramedic certification in the same year that he was promoted to Lieutenant, 2000. In 2006, he was promoted to Captain. His promotion to Battalion Chief came in 2012.During his career, Battalion Chief Blair has been assigned to Communications Bureau as Dispatch Supervisor, House Captain of Station 5, and shift officer at Station 19.

Battalion Chief Blair holds certifications as a Divemaster and Fire Service Instructor. He has training in Rope Rescue, Confined Space/Trench Rescue, and Structural Collapse. Battalion Chief Blair has attained a Bachelors degree form Miami University, a Master degree from University of Toledo, and is working towards his Doctorate degree from Bowling Green State University.

Battalion Chief Blair is currently assigned as Senior Battalion Chief, "C" Platoon.

Matthew Brixey

Battalion Chief

matthew.brixey@toledo.oh.gov

Battalion Chief Matthew Brixey was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on March 31, 2000. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2009, to Captain on March 15, 2013, and to Battalion Chief on June 1, 2018.

Battalion Chief Brixey is a Dive Master and a HAZMAT Officer/Safety Officer for the Hazardous Materials Team. He is trained as a Confined Space Rescue Technician along with Trench Rescue Operations, Rope Rescue Operations and Structural Collapse Technician for the Confined Space/U.S.A.R. Team.

Battalion Chief Brixey holds an Associates Degree in Fire Science from Owens Community College and a Bachelors Degree of Science in Fire Administration from Bowling Green State University.

Battalion Chief Brixey is currently assigned to the Special Operations Bureau.

Daniel Brown-Martinez

Battalion Chief

daniel.brown-martinez@toledo.oh.gov

Battalion Chief Daniel Brown-Martinez was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on July 20, 2001. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2011, Captain in 2014, and Battalion Chief on September 27, 2019. Battalion Chief Brown-Martinez holds an Associates Degree in Fire Science from Owens Community College, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Studies with a Focus in Management graduating Summa Cum Laude from Siena Heights University and is currently pursuing a Master of Organizational Leadership from Siena Heights University. He is a hazmat technician and has been certified as a paramedic since April 2003.

Battalion Chief Brown-Martinez is currently assigned to the Community Engagement Bureau and is the affairs head of recruitment.

Timothy Clapp

Battalion Chief

timothy.clapp@toledo.oh.gov

Following his father’s footsteps, Battalion Chief Clapp was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on July 16, 1993. Battalion Chief Clapp was promoted to Lieutenant on March 28, 1999, then to Captain on August 8, 2007. His promotion to Battalion Chief was on March 15, 2013.

Battalion Chief Clapp is a Hazardous Materials Technician and is also trained in Confined Space/Trench Rescue and High Angle Rescue.

During his career, Battalion Chief Clapp has worked at stations 9, 19, 21, and Captain of Station 17.

Battalion Chief Clapp is currently assigned to "C" Platoon.

Sally Glombowski

Battalion Chief

sally.glombowski@toledo.oh.gov

Battalion Chief Sally Glombowski was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department in 1989. On November 11, 1994 she was promoted to Lieutenant, then to Captain in August of 2007. On July 15, 2011 Chief Glombowski was promoted to Battalion Chief. She is a Certified Fire Instructor and has served as an adjunct instructor for O.C.C., B.G.S.U. State Fire School, and the State Fire School in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

Battalion Chief Glombowski currently serves as the Battalion Chief of the Bureau of Professional Standards.

Orlando Gonzalez

Battalion Chief

orlando.gonzalez@toledo.oh.gov

Battalion Chief Orlando Gonzalez began his career with the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department with his appointment on September 11, 1992. His promotion to Lieutenant came in 2003, Captain in 2010, and then to Battalion Chief in 2014.

Battalion Chief Gonzalez is a Hazardous Materials Technician, a member of the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team, and Fire Service Instructor. During his career, Battalion Chief Gonzalez was assigned to stations 7, 9, House Captain of Station 14 as well as relief Battalion Chief and Alarm Office Supervisor.

Battalion Chief Gonzalez is currently assigned to "B" Platoon.

Douglas Haack

Battalion Chief

douglas.haack@toledo.oh.gov

Battalion Chief Haack was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on September 22, 1989. He earned his Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic certification on June 17, 1997.
Battalion Chief Haack was promoted to Battalion Chief on December 27, 2013.

Battalion Chief Haack is currently assigned to "C" Platoon.

Luke Harman

Battalion Chief

lucas.harman@toledo.oh.gov

Battalion Chief Luke Harman was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on July 21, 2000. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2011, to Captain on March 21, 2014 and to Battalion Chief on September 27, 2019.

Battalion Chief Harman holds an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Fire Science from Kaplan University and is currently attending Purdue University Global majoring in Fire Science. He is a State of Ohio certified fire instructor, incident safety officer, hazmat technician, and holds a NFPA Fire Officer 4 certification. He is currently on the Board of Governors for the Old Newsboy Goodfellow Association (volunteer).

Battalion Chief Harman currently assigned to “A” Platoon.

Robert Krause

Battalion Chief

robert.krause@toledo.oh.gov

Battalion Chief Robert Krause was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on July 16, 1993. On June 19, 1998 he was promoted to Lieutenant, and on February 14, 2003 to Captain. He was promoted to Battalion Chief in June of 2009. He has been a certified paramedic since 1981.

Battalion Chief Krause has served as Captain of Communications, the Training Academy, and Fire Station 6. He also served as Battalion Chief of the E.M.S. Bureau.

Battalion Chief Krause holds certifications as a Hazardous Materials Technician, Fire Service Instructor, and E.M.S. Services Instructor. Battalion Chief Krause attained his Bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati, Master Degree from Bellevue University, and a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) from Bowling Green State University.

Battalion Chief Krause is currently assigned as Senior Battalion Chief, "A" platoon.

Karen Marquardt

Battalion Chief

karen.marquardt@toledo.oh.gov

Battalion Chief Marquardt was appointed to Toledo Fire & Rescue Department in 1996, and, spent most of her career at Station 16. Battalion Chief Marquardt was promoted to Lieutenant in 2007, then to Captain in 2009. April 1, 2011, she was promoted to Battalion Chief.

Battalion Chief Marquardt helped negotiate 3 collective bargaining agreements, two with Toledo Firefighters Local 92, and one with Toledo Fire Chiefs Association. She has also served for nine years on the Toledo Firefighters Health & Welfare Board of Trustees, serving as chairperson for six of those years. During her career Battalion Chief Marquardt has also worked in the Bureau of Professional Standards, and the Training Academy.

She is a certified Fire Instructor for the State of Ohio, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Ohio State University.

Battalion Chief Marquardt is currently assigned as Senior Battalion Chief, "B" Platoon.

Michael Nicely

Battalion Chief

michael.nicely@toledo.oh.gov

Battalion Chief Michael Nicely was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on September 11, 1992. Promoted to Lieutenant in 2008, he served 15 years as both a Lieutenant and Private ay Station 17. Promoted to Captain in 2011, he served as a relief Captain until receiving the bid to Station 6 in January of 2014. On May 23, 2014, he was promoted to Battalion Chief.

Battalion Chief Nicely became a paramedic in 2009. He earned a Bachelor's Degree with a major in History and a minor in Film from the University of Toledo in 1999. He finished his associate degree in Fire Science at Owens Community College in 2001.

Battalion Chief Nicely is a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard where he served as a Military Police soldier and participated in two REFORGER operations in western Germany along with service during Desert Storm.

In his off time Battalion Chief Nicely is currently working towards a degree in Fire Administration through Bowling Green State University. He also works with Veterans Matter, an organization working toward ending veteran homelessness in America, one veteran at a time.

Battalion Chief Nicely is currently assigned to "A" Platoon.

Thomas Phillips

Battalion Chief

thomas.phillips@toledo.oh.gov

Battalion Chief Thomas Phillips was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on March 22, 1996. He was promoted to Lieutenant February 29, 2008, to Captain on May 1, 2011, and to Battalion Chief on September 27, 2019.

Battalion Chief Phillips holds a Bachelors Degree in Education from University of Toledo and a Master of Science in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership from Grand Canyon University. He is a State of Ohio certified fire and E.M.S. Instructor, confined space technician, and has been certified as a paramedic since March 2000.

Battalion Chief Phillips is currently assigned to “C” Platoon.

David Rodriguez

Battalion Chief

david.rodriguez@toledo.oh.gov

Battalion Chief David Rodriguez was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on September 22, 1989. His promotion to Lieutenant came on March 21, 1997, and Captain on May 18, 2009. Promotion to Battalion Chief was on March 15, 2013. Battalion Chief Rodriguez received his Paramedic certification in April of 2007.

Battalion Chief Rodriguez is a Hazardous Material Technician, as well as trained in Confined Space/Trench Rescue.

During his career Battalion Chief Rodriguez has served in Fire Communications, Training Academy, and was the Captain of Station 6.

Battalion Chief Rodriguez is currently assigned to "B" Platoon.