Deputy Chief James Price appointed to the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department on September 11, 1992 after completing his Associate Degree in Fire Science at Owens Community College. He received his paramedic certification in 1997 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1998. He served the department in the Communications Bureau until transferring to Field Operations where he served as a relief officer on “B” Platoon and later as the shift officer at fire station #11 on “A” Platoon.
Deputy Chief Price was promoted to Captain in 2005 and remained in Field Operations as a relief officer on “A” Platoon until 2009 when he accepted an assignment as station commander at fire station 18 on “B” Platoon. While at station 18, he completed the department’s Confined Space Training. In 2007, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Public Safety from Siena Heights University. Also in 2007 he obtained his State Fire Instructor’s certification.
In 2010, Deputy Chief Price was promoted to Battalion Chief and then to Deputy Chief on November 2, 2018. He is a 2015 graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at The National Fire Academy and he completed his MS in Executive Fire Leadership and Disaster Preparedness from Grand Canyon University in 2017. Chief Price is currently assigned as the Deputy Chief of the Fire Prevention Bureau and EMS Bureau.