Sylvania Township trustees have named Deputy Chief Michael Ramm to the position of chief.
He will begin his new duties after the mid-March retirement of Chief Jeffrey Kowalski, who was named interim chief in October, 2010
and the fire chief in January, 2011.
Chief Ramm has been the deputy chief of operations since 2013, largely responsible for many of the department’s day-to-day
He became a member of the fire department in 1995, after having served as a volunteer firefighter for 14 years. He was
promoted to lieutenant in 2000.
The chief has a bachelor of science degree from Columbia Southern University. In 20O5 he obtained the Ohio Fire Chiefs Association
Executive Officers Certificate.
He has served as a master instructor with Lucas County EMS and with flight medic with St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.
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