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Meet the staff

Fire and Rescue
Fire Chief Jim Baird

Fire Chief Jim Baird


Chief Jim Baird joined the City of Brunswick in 2007. His experience includes Fire/EMS Training Coordinator for the City of Hudson, Ohio, and Fire Instructor at Cuyahoga Community College’s Fire Training Academy.

Chief Baird was also previously with the Fire Department of the City of Mesa, Arizona. He has twenty-eight years of experience as a firefighter, paramedic, engineer and company officer. He is also certified as a Fire Instructor, EMS Instructor, RIT Instructor (RIT Associates) and Driver Training Instructor (VFIS).

Assistant Chief

Assistant Chief Joshua Erskine joined the City of Brunswick in 2001. He oversees daily fire department operations and also serves as the fire marshal. Josh is certified as a Paramedic, 240-Hour Firefighter, Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator, and Fire Instructor.

Shift members

A Shift

Lt. Kevin Levstek
Lt. Mike Dorocak
Ryan Golan
Wally Sobczyk
Kyle Higginbotham
Kurtis Ziebold
Brad Weitz
Micah Potts

B Shift

Lt. Russ Merhaut
Lt. Guy Storch

Troy Hrdlicka
Paul Morselli
Tim Hubeny
Keith Decumbe
Kris Klang
Dan Crawford

C Shift

Lt. Matthew Payne
Lt. Mathew Agar

Ken Mayer
John Hovan
Don Schrubb
Joe Ondo
Glenn Cunningham
Alex Pekar