Chief Daniel Rice

Position: Chief

Hired: 2001

Certifications: Firefighter 2, Paramedic, Certified Fire Safety Inspector, Fire Instructor, Fire Officer 1 and 2

Chief Rice attended Hocking College where he obtained his initial certifications. Throughout his career chief attended the National Fire Academy, Ohio Fire Academy, Knox County Career Center, and several additional courses throughout the State and Country. Chief Rice's goal is to assure each member of the fire district operates as a team striving for greatness with a mission-driven mentality that only benefits our great communities.

Assistant Chief Steve Benedict

Position: Assistant Chief


Assistant Chief Nick Kidd

Position: Assistant Chief

Hired: 2010

Certifications: FF II, Paramedic, Fire Instructor

Assistant Chief Kidd started his career with the district in 2010 and has been an officer since 2013. Currently, he serves as a volunteer out of station 1 and works part-time with the district. He has gained his certifications from the Ohio Fire Academy, Knox County Career Center, and COTC. Assistant Chief Kidd grew up in the Bladensburg, OH area and enjoys giving back to his community.

Lieutenant Megan Rice

Position: Lieutenant, EMS Coordinator 

Hired: 2009 

Certifications: Advanced EMT, Registered Nurse, Certified Flight Registered Nurse,  Bachelor's Degree in the Science of Nursing

Lieutenant Rice attended Ashland University and Central Ohio EMS Training, obtaining her EMT, RN, and BSN. During this time she also attended the Knox County Career Center and obtained her Advanced EMT. She joined the department while completing this education and has been serving as the EMS Coordinator since shortly after joining the department. While volunteering for the community, Lt. Rice worked as an emergency room nurse and a trauma nurse leader until she began serving as a flight nurse in the local community as well. Lt. Rice oversees all aspects of the emergency medical services provided and EMS training of the department members.

Lieutenant Kyle Campbell

Position: Lieutenant

Hired: 2014

Certifications: Firefighter-240, Paramedic, Fire & EMS Instructor, Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor

Lieutenant Campbell has been a part of the district since 2014 and in the current position since 2018. Lt. Campbell has attended and completed many training opportunities including training from the Ohio Fire Academy, Career & Technology Education Centers of Licking County, Central Ohio Technical College, and training through the United States Army with whom he serves in the National Guard. Lt. Campbell enjoys learning from and teaching his fellow members of the district as well as serving the members of the community.

Lieutenant Jared Mullett

Position: Lieutenant

Hired: 2014