Tom Lambert is the new Township Fire Chief, replacing Ken Boring who stepped down from the post in August of 2019.
Lambert, who has been with the Weathersfield Fire Department since 1986, has served most recently as a fire captain and a safety officer. He will oversee the three fire stations in the township.
Trustee Chairman Steve Gerberry said Lambert was selected from three applicants. Additionally, the Trustees also named Jeff Tucker as new fire captain to fill Lambert’s former post at the Mineral Ridge fire station. He has been with fire department for 14 years and most recently was a fire lieutenant.
Gerberry said Lambert will make a recommendation to trustees who will fill Tucker’s former lieutenant position. Former Fire Chief Ken Boring will do fire inspections and work with the fire department and the township.
It appears that spring has sprung early this year and everyone is certainly enjoying the warm and dry weather. Please remember that open burning is not permitted within the Township. We have had several serious brush fires that placed our firefighters and our residents property at risk. Please do not open burn and enjoy the remainder of your spring.
2229 Gardenland Avenue Niles, Ohio 44446
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Mineral Ridge, Ohio 44440
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Niles, Ohio 44446
Ken has been a firefighter since 1964 and was hired as the Mineral Ridge Fire Chief in 1982. The Weathersfield Township Fire Department was formed in January 1999. Ken was appointed as the Assistant Fire Chief.
He is a current member of the following organizations: Trumbull County Fire Chief’s Association, American Red Cross, Ridge Business and Professional Association and the Mineral Ridge Booster Club. Ken is widowed and has two children: Shannon and Tom.