The Plain Township Fire Department welcomes Fire Chief Patrick Connor as the new Assistant Fire Chie ...
The Plain Township Fire Department welcomes Fire Chief Patrick Connor as the new Assistant Fire Chief for the Plain Township Fire Department.
Chief Connor is a 28-year veteran of the Newark, Ohio Fire Department. Throughout his career, he has been assigned to nearly every position the department offered.
Notably, he served on the Hazardous Materials Response and Dive and Rescue Teams. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2004, Captain in 2007, Assistant Chief in 2012, and Fire Chief in 2015. He is a certified paramedic and spent 4 years as a flight paramedic locally as well.
Chief Connor has an Associate’s degree in Fire/EMS technology from Hocking College and Bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Management and Leadership from Franklin University. He is also a graduate of the Ohio Fire Chiefs Association’s Ohio Fire Executive Program OFE Class 15.
Chief Connor is a fire instructor, fire inspector (CFSI), Credentialed Ohio Fire Chief OFC, Arson investigator, Haz-Mat Technician, swift water and rope technician, and open water diver. He is most proud of his time in the United States ARMY Reserves from 1991-1999.
He is a past President of the Licking County Fire Chiefs Association and serves on three local public safety educational advisory committees. He is a member of the Ohio Fire Chiefs Association and the International Association of Fire Chiefs. In 2009, he received the Mayor’s Commendation Life Saving Award and is a recipient of the American Legion Post #804 Firefighter of the Year 2008-2009.
When not working, he enjoys the outdoors, playing golf, and softball. He has been married to his wife Kelly for 24 years and they have 3 wonderful children; Bryson, Chase, Regan and granddaughter, Avery.
Chief Connor plans on continuing his career for several more years.