Gregory A. Paxton
Fire Chief Gregory A. Paxton is responsible for ensuring that the Division's resources are utilized efficiently and effectively, thus providing the best possible fire safety and related services to the citizens of Columbus.
As the Division Head, he provides leadership and direction for five Division Bureaus. Chief Paxton, with the assistance of his Administration Officer; is ultimately responsible for all Division operations. Together they assure that personnel and equipment are available to accomplish the Division's mission.
Many key personnel are assigned to the Office of the Chief. Offices that report directly to the Fire Chief include; The Business Office, Research and Development, as well as the Public Information Officer, Health and Safety Officer, and Information Technology Coordinator. Rounding out the Office of the Chief is his Liaison Officer, and Special Events Unit. These Offices all provide essential support to the Chief.