New fire chief to be sworn-in on Wednesday

City of Blue Ash Mayor Tom Adamec will swear-in Chris Theders as the City’s new fire chief on Wednesday, December 5 at 5 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the City of Blue Ash Municipal and Safety Center, located at 4343 Cooper Road.

Chris Theders joined the Blue Ash Fire Department in 2007 and was serving as the assistant fire chief prior to his promotion. He previously worked as a firefighter, station supervisor and fire lieutenant with the Fairfield Fire Department and has more than 28 years of fire experience.

Throughout his career, Theders has been highly proactive in making continuous firefighting/EMS training a high priority, as well as encouraging fire department staff to broaden their leadership education. As fire chief, he will lead more than 40 firefighter/paramedics, which respond out of two stations to all types of hazards such as fires, emergency medical calls, hazardous material releases and rescue situations. Last year, the BAFD responded to more than 2,600 emergency runs and completed more than 5,300 training hours.

Members of the media and the public are invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony.