XENIA — The Xenia Fire Division has a new deputy chief.
The city announced Friday that Capt. Mike Bogan was promoted to the No. 2 spot in XFD, replacing Joe Mullikin, who retired last August. Three other promotions were also announced: Tom Norris from lieutenant to captain; and Josh VanDyne and Anson Smith from firefighters to lieutenants.
Bogan began his career as a Xenia firefighter/paramedic in August 1999. He was promoted to lieutenant in November 2009. Bogan has leadership experience from Spring Valley Township, where he served as the fire chief. Over the last several years Bogan has served as XFD’s technical expert and is a liaison to Tyler Technologies. Bogan is also a Marine Corps veteran.
Norris began his career as a Xenia firefighter/paramedic in August 2002 after serving as a Xenia police officer for five years. Norris was promoted to lieutenant in June 2012 and has assumed incident command on several large incidents including a three-alarm fire in the 200 block of Mount Vernon. In addition, he has served as lead officer of the fire investigation unit.
Smith began his career with XFD in May 2003. Smith served on the specialty rescue team, the Ohio Region 3 Rescue Strike Team, and has been an acting lieutenant during the course of his career.
VanDyne began his career with XFD in August 2004. VanDyne brings a vast foundation of experience from serving as a deputy with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, a member of Task Force One, and a member of the Region 3 Rescue Task Force. He currently serves on the fire training committee, technical rescue team, fire investigation team, and the Regional SWAT Tactical Medic Team for the XFD.