Fire Chief

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Miffin Township Fire Chief Frederick Kauser oversees the Division of Fire’s staff of more than 100 employees operating from four fire stations and a regional 9-1-1 center, serving our more than 38,000 residents in Gahanna and Mifflin Township. Additionally, he heads up the division’s strategic planning, budget and finance, staff development, community fire risk management, community education, and marketing objectives.  

A longtime Gahanna resident, Kauser has served with Mifflin Township’s Division of Fire for more than 31 years, most recently as Deputy Fire Chief. He has a bachelor of science in Fire Science from the University of Cincinnati, and a master’s degree in Labor and Human Resource Management from The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business. He is a member of the Franklin County, Ohio and International Fire Chiefs Associations, and serves as an advisor for the fire and public safety programs at both Franklin University and Columbus State Community College. He also is a contributing author to Firehouse.com.

Over the years, Kauser has focused on executive-level management of emergency services. He has managed human resources, budget preparation and management, and policy and process development aimed at continuous improvement. Kauser also had the task of targeting incident types and interacting with staff and operations officers as well as elected officials, other governmental units and citizens.