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Terry Guthrie, Fire Marshal
Fire Marshal Terry Guthrie began his career in the fire service as a volunteer in rural Holmes County in September of 1990. His fire and EMS training has progressed from the volunteer levels to a career firefighter and paramedic.
He has continued his education to include the state certified fire safety inspector, fire safety educator, advanced level fire investigator, fire/EMS instructor, and he holds an Associates Degree in Fire Science. He is constantly pursuing a higher level of education and is currently working towards completing the Ohio Fire Executive program through the Ohio Fire Chiefs organization. He was hired as a part-time employee at the Plain Township Fire Department in 2001 and was sworn in as a full-time firefighter/paramedic in December of 2003.
July 16th, 2007 he started a new position as the Fire Marshal of Plain Township in New Albany, Ohio. His duties are primarily administrative and focus on the prevention of fires. Conducting fire/life safety inspections of new and existing businesses, determining fire origin and cause at fire scenes, participating in fire safety education for adults and children, and acting as an incident safety officer at emergency scenes adding an extra measure of security for the firefighters are essential job functions.
Bicycling and riding ATVs’ are his favorite off duty activities as he takes advantage of many outdoor activities.