Genoa Twp. swears in three new firefighters
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
Last Thursday’s Genoa Township 2013 Organizational Meeting opened with the swearing in of three new Genoa Township firefighter/paramedics — two full-time and one part-time — to fill vacancies in the Genoa Township Fire Department.
John Daugherty and Chris Durst both were sworn-in as full-time firefighter/paramedics and Andrew DiGiannantoni joined the department ranks as a part-time firefighter/paramedic.
Daugherty graduated as a Fire Inspector from the SFM Ohio Fire Academy in 2010 and has previously served as a paramedic in Falls Township, Port Columbus Airport and Grant Medical Center.
Durst graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education degree from Muskingum College in 2006 and previously served as a paramedic in Jefferson Township, Holmes Fire District 1 and Plain Township.
DiGiannantoni previously served as a paramedic with LifeCare Medical Services and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
“How proud we are of the members of our fire department,” said trustee chair Barb Lewis following the swearing in ceremony. “It’s got to be one of the best in the nation. We thank chief Honeycutt for bringing these exceptional firefighters to us.”
In other Genoa Fire Department business, board members approved the promotion of Lt. Craig Skeel to Fire Marshal. In addition to his many responsibilities within the fire department, Lt. Skeel is the township’s in-house IT expert.
Board members commended Lt. Skeel for his service to the township.