The Blue Ash Fire Department promotes two firefighters

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(pictured: Lt. Pat Pyles, Fire Chief Chris Theders, and Captain Brian Mayer)

(March 10, 2021 - Blue Ash)

Two Blue Ash Firefighters were sworn into their new roles by Mayor Marc Sirkin on Friday, March 5. Brian Mayer has been promoted to Captain and Pat Pyles has been promoted to Lieutenant.

Mayer started in the fire service in March of 2007 part-time with the Loveland Symmes Fire Department. In July of the same year, he began working part-time with the City of Blue Ash Fire Department. In 2009, he earned a full-time position with the Loveland Symmes Fire Department and remained in that role until 2011 when he became a full-time member at the Blue Ash Fire Department. In 2013, Brian was promoted to Fire Lieutenant and has worked on Unit 3, in that role, since that time. As a Lieutenant, his primary responsibility is as the department’s training officer. Brian is currently working to complete his master’s degree in public administration from Arkansas State University.  He will graduate in April of this year.  

Pyles graduated from the Scarlet Oaks Fire Academy in 2009 and the University of Cincinnati in 2010, where he achieved his Fire and EMT certification. He then started his fire service career in 2010 at the Miami Township Fire Department in Hamilton County.  While at the Miami Township Fire Department, Patrick achieved many additional certifications including fire inspector, car seat technician, swift water rescue technician, Scuba diver, confined space rescue technician, CE instructor, and Leadership I, II, III series from the Ohio Fire Academy. In 2013, Patrick started working for the City of Cheviot Fire Department and Whitewater Township Fire Department.  In 2017, Patrick began at the City of Blue Ash Fire Department part-time in Fire Prevention assigned to inspections.  In 2018, Patrick was promoted to full-time at the City of Blue Ash as a firefighter. In 2019, Patrick graduated from the Cincinnati Fire Department /University of Cincinnati Paramedic Program where he achieved his paramedic certification and in 2020 Patrick achieved his EMS instructor certification through Scarlet Oaks.