Deputy 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, Deputy Chief Blair has been assigned to Communications Bureau as Dispatch Supervisor, House Captain of Station 5, and shift officer at Station 19.
Deputy Chief Blair holds certifications as a Divemaster and Fire Service Instructor. He has training in Rope Rescue, Confined Space/Trench Rescue, and Structural Collapse.
Deputy Chief Blair has attained a Bachelors degree form Miami University, a Master degree from University of Toledo, and recently completed his Doctorate from Bowling Green State University. Currently he is the Deputy Chief of the Operations, Building Maintenance Bureau, and Fleet Maintenance Bureau.