Fire Chief

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Miffin Township Fire Chief Dr. 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. The Fire Division serves more than 38,000 residents in Gahanna and Mifflin Township. The Fire Chief is responsible for the division’s strategic planning, budget and finance, staff development, community fire risk management, community education and marketing.  

A longtime Gahanna resident, Kauser has served with Mifflin Township’s Division of Fire for more than 32 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, and PHD from The Ohio State University in the area of workforce education. 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 degree 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.