PTFD Operations

Battalion Chief Kevin Sponaugle

 

Battalion Chief Kevin Sponaugle was the Valedictorian of the New Albany High School graduating class of 1989, and holds an Associates of Technical Studies in EMS & Fire Science from Columbus State Community College.  Kevin joined the department as a volunteer firefighter in the summer of 1990 while attending The Ohio State University.  He was hired fulltime in January 1992, and received his Ohio Paramedic certification that same year from Columbus State Community College.  Kevin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in December 1995, and promoted to the rank of Captain in August 2005.  He was honored with the Firefighter of the Year award in 1999.  Kevin is certified as a Fire Safety Inspector, Fire Investigator, and Fire Instructor, and EMS Continuing Education Instructor.  Kevin is also an OPOTA certified law enforcement officer, and has been proudly serving as an Auxilliary Deputy Sheriff with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office since June 1997.  In his spare time, Kevin volunteers with the Gahanna Special Olympics group, where he helps coach the Bowling and Track & Field teams.  Kevin resides in Reynoldsburg with his wife and 3 of his 4 children.

Battalion Chief Joe Brown

Battalion Chief Brown is a 1988 graduate of the New Albany High School. He began volunteering with Plain Township Fire Department in 1988. In 1991 he received his paramedic certification from Franklin County Firefighters/Grant Medical Center and in June was hired as one of the first full-time firefighter/paramedics for the Plain Township Fire Department. In 1995 Joe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. In 2005 he was promoted to the rank of Captain. He serves as the EMS Coordinator/Public Safety EMS Instructor, holds certification for Fire Safety Inspector, and has recently graduated from the Ohio Fire Executive Program, which is conducted by the Ohio Fire Chiefs Association and the Ohio State University College of Business.

Battalion Chief Greg Ecleberry

 

BC Gregory Ecleberry has 21 years of fire service experience. BC Ecleberry served as a firefighter/paramedic for Newark Township(Newark OH) and Franklin Township(Columbus OH) prior to being hired by Plain Township in 1995. BC Ecleberry was promoted to Lieutenant in 2001 and Captain in 2005, and has served as the Plain Township fire training officer since 2001.  

BC Ecleberry is a fire service instructor of 16 years and teaches officer development and firefighter training at CTEC and served on the Ohio Fire Chiefs training and education committee.  

BC Ecleberry has an associate degree in Fire Science and EMS, a bachelor’s degree in public safety management, and is a graduate of the Ohio Fire Executive class 7.

BC Ecleberry resides in New Albany with his wife Amy and two sons Andrew and Brandon.  

Captain Travis Dudley

Captain Dudley is a Westerville North Graduate. He obtained his 200 hour firefighter card from the North West Career Center. Travis is a Columbus State graduate with an Associates in Fire Science and paramedic certification. He began his fire service career at Genoa Township as a volunteer and has worked at Perry Township, Washington Township, Sharon Township and Plain Township. He joined the Plain Township Fire Department as a full-time firefighter in 1995 and holds certification as a Fire Safety Inspector.

Captain Jim Carney

Captain Carney was born in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from Fairfield Career Center with a certificate in Automotive Mechanics. Jim began his fire service career in 1992 with the Violet Township Fire Department. Jim completed the Franklin County Firefighters/Grant Medical Center Paramedic Education Program in 1994. He started with the Plain Township Fire Department in 1995. Jim is a hazardous materials technician, fire and bomb investigator, and Local Union President for the International Association of Firefighters Local 3850. Jim also works as the Legislative Director for the Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters. He graduated from Harvard Law School’s Trade Union Program in February of 2005.

Captain Greg Myers

Captain Myers has been a Plain Township resident since 1985 and graduated from Whitehall Yearling High School. Greg began his fire service as a volunteer with Plain Township in 1986. He received his paramedic certification from the Franklin County Firefighter/Grant Medical Center. Greg joined the department as a full-time firefighter in 1995. He has worked with West Licking and Basil Fire Department as a part-time firefighter and is currently a part-time firefighter with Jefferson Fire Department. He holds certification as a Fire Safety Inspector. Greg is a Plain Township resident.

Lieutenant Chris Pabst

Lt Pabst resides in Gahanna Ohio with his wife and two children ages 7 and 4. He is a 1996 graduate of Northland High School. He obtained his firefighter certification from the Northwest Career Center in 1996 and his Paramedic certification from the Franklin County Firefighters Paramedic program at Grant Medical Center in 1999.

Lt. Pabst began his fire service career here at Plain Township in July 1997 as a part-time firefighter and was hired full time in February 2001. In addition to Plain Township Lt Pabst has worked at Clinton Township as a firefighter/paramedic, St. Albans Township as a firefighter/paramedic, and Truro Township as a firefighter/paramedic. He is currently an adjunct fire instructor at Columbus State Community College.
Lt Pabst is a fire instructor, rescue technician, member of the Central Ohio Strike Team, and fire investigator.

In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, fishing, hunting, and watching sports.

Lieutenant Brian Reasoner

Lieutenant Brian Reasoner graduated from Grandview High School in 1998.  He went on to earn his Paramedic Certification and Firefighter Two Certification from Columbus State Community College as well as completing his certification as a Rescue Technician. Brian began his career as a part time firefighter with Plain Township Fire Department in 2002.  He also worked part time with Washington Township Fire until he became a full time Firefighter/Paramedic with Plain Township.  Brian is also a Paramedic Preceptor instructor with Columbus State as well as a CPR instructor. 

Lieutenant Todd Moore

Todd was born and raised in Johnstown, Ohio and graduated from Johnstown-Monroe High School in 1990.

Todd started his firefighting career in 1992 with the Johnstown Volunteer Fire Department. He obtained his 200 Hour Professional Firefighter card in May of 1992 and his Paramedic card from Columbus Division of Fire in 1995. Todd went on to work full-time at the Jerome Township Fire Department from 1997 until 2001. Todd began his career at Plain Township Fire Department as a part-time firefighter in 1997 and began his full-time employment with the Department in 2001.

Todd is a Certified Rescue Technician, Car Seat Technician, Fire Instructor, Fire Inspector and a member of the Central Ohio Strike Team, Region 4.  Todd is also a Lead Instructor for the Fire and Emergency Services Exploring Program of Central Ohio which is a program that helps young people in the community learn and pursue their interest in the Fire and Emergency Service field.

Todd has been married to his wife Liz for 14 years and they have two children, Makayla 10 and Dylan 1.  In his spare time Todd enjoys watching sports, spending time with his family and vacationing in Myrtle Beach.