Josh Whitehead Awarded Ohio Fire Prevention Educator of the Year
In July 2020, Firefighter Josh Whitehead was selected as the Ohio Fire Prevention Educator of the Year by the Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the statewide ceremony was canceled however, Mr. Whitehead was presented his award during the September 22 City Council meeting by Robert L. Wagoner, Interim Executive Director, Ohio Division of EMS and Timothy Thomas, Fire Chief, Fairfield Township Fire Department, and representative of the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association committee that selects the annual Ohio Division of EMS Fire Service Hall of Fame Awards.
Josh is a 12-year veteran of the West Carrollton Fire Department. In addition to his primary job as a full-time Firefighter/Paramedic for the City of West Carrollton, he also schedules, coordinates, and teaches most of the fire prevention activities for the department. Some of these include organizing the city-sponsored Junior Fire Academy and Citizen’s Fire Academy in addition to collaborating with the West Carrollton City Schools for fire prevention activities.
The city of West Carrollton congratulates Josh Whitehead for his achievements and award.