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I would like to introduce myself as the new fire chief. While I am new to the department, I’ve lived in Highland county for approximately three years. My family and I have strong ties to the community and the schools. My sons are students at Lynchburg Clay Elementary and my wife, Kelly, graduated from Lynchburg Clay.

I started in the fire service as a cadet in 1991 at Batavia Fire and Rescue. I worked as a volunteer, part time firefighter/EMT, and was hired full time at Batavia in 1997. In 2002 Batavia Fire and Rescue merged with another fire department to become Central Joint Fire and EMS District, I continued on as a full time firefighter/paramedic until I was hired by Lynchburg Area Joint Fire and Ambulance District. Through the years I’ve worked part time at several fire departments in Hamilton and Clermont County.

My pledge to the residents and businesses is to continue the high-level of care and community involvement while maintaining fiscal responsibility at the Lynchburg Area Fire and Ambulance District.

I’m excited and proud to be working and protecting the townships and village in the district. My co-workers and I take the responsibility of your fire and emergency medical protection seriously. I look forward to meeting members of the community. Please feel free to contact my anytime at 937-364-2915 or chiefturner@lynchburgfire.org.


Chief Jeff Turner