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XFD lieutenant retiring after 28 years


XENIA — After 28 years, Lt. Mike Staub will retire from the City of Xenia after responding to his last call with the Xenia Fire Division Thursday, Feb. 6.

Staub received his associate’s degree in drafting and design with the intent to pursue a career in mechanical engineering before he began his service with the city in August 1985. Shortly after he decided to pursue a career in the fire service, Staub felt a responsibility to help his father with the family business.

Staub returned to the Xenia Fire Division in November 1991 and over the next 27 years he dedicated his career to providing fire and emergency medical services to the citizens, business owners and visitors of Xenia.

Over the course of his career Staub attended many training events in order to prepare himself for the next phase of his career. Staub often demonstrated his ability to be an excellent role model and mentor skills that would serve the fire division well when he was promoted to lieutenant in January 2015.

Staub was an integral part of the fire division. He was in charge of the first engine arriving to the Hooven and Allison fire, and assisted in the rescue of students during the Central State University fire. Staub said he is proud of the service he provided including his promotion to lieutenant and said he “loved the brotherhood aspect of the fire service.”

“Lt. Staub has been an asset to Xenia Fire Division,” said Xenia Fire Division Chief Kenneth Riggsby. “He was well respected as a firefighter/paramedic and as a lieutenant. I could always count on Lt. Staub to get the job or task done. I wish him well in the next phase of his life.”