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.