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Mason picks new fire chief

Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 9:54 AM
By: Lawrence Budd - Staff Writer

Mason has a new fire chief, Bryan Brumagen.

Brumagen began his fire service career as an intern with the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department in 1999.

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He served as a firefighter/paramedic for Loveland-Symmes before coming to the City of Mason as a firefighter/paramedic in 2009.

In 2012, Mason promoted Brumagen to the position of fire lieutenant and in 2014 he was promoted to a deputy fire chief.

He completed studies in emergency medical technology at the University of Cincinnati and has a bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in public administration from Ohio State University.

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Brumagen is to be paid $103,000 a year. He replaces John Moore, who was paid $125,684 for his work as chief and safety director.

“I look forward to facilitating and building upon the work that Chief Moore and the work the department has already done. I am committed to working to remain one of the best fire departments in the State. We have a great team of people in the Fire Department and throughout the City. My role is to support the organization and community. I am excited to be given the opportunity to lead the department into the future. Mason is an outstanding community that deserves the absolute best” Brumagen said in a press release.

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Moore served as Mason’s fire chief since 2007 and safety director since 2009. Moore will remain with the city as safety director assisting with special projects.

“The success and reputation of Mason’s Fire Department began under the leadership of Chief Moore. Training, leadership development and supervision within the department along with moving towards a full time staffing plan are now the foundation for the future of Mason’s Fire Department. Chief Moore’s legacy for the development of leaders goes beyond the Fire Department and initiatives led by Chief Moore will continue growing leaders throughout the city organization ensuring the continuation of Mason’s premier reputation” City Manager Eric Hansen said.

Hansen said the hiring was based partly on the local government’s emphasis on continuity.

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“Chief Brumagen is the long-term future for Mason. His leadership skills along with the cooperative attitude among the deputy chiefs and firefighters/medics is an integral component to furthering departmental initiatives and organizational objectives,” Hansen said. “I am confident Chief Brumagen will continue to further the departments reputation as a leader in the state.”