Jackson Township Fire Department Administration

Fire Administration consists of Chief Tracy Hogue, Deputy Chief Tim Berczik, Deputy Chief Mike Crable and Administrative Assistant Sherry Funk.

The Fire Chief must possess a broad knowledge of Fire Division administration and modern firefighting and fire prevention methods and techniques.  Some of the duties performed are:
  • Plan departmental operation with respect to equipment, apparatus and personnel and supervises the placing of such plans into effect.
  • Issue orders for improvement of work methods and for enforcing rules and regulations.
  • Keep informed of personnel, property and operation of the department and analyze and take action on such information in order to improve operations.
  • Prepare budget estimates of anticipated expenditures and needs.
  • Assign personnel and equipment to such duties and uses as the service requires.
  • Evaluate the need for and requisition new apparatus and supplies.
  • Respond to major alarms and personally direct firefighting operations.

Deputy Chief Tim Berczik directs the efficient and orderly operations of Fire Prevention, Training, Paramedic Coordination and other personnel not assigned to shifts.  He also assists Chief Hogue in formulating policy, plans, records and training procedures and shares responsibility for management, achieving goals and objectives of the department.  Regarding personnel, he assists in screening applications based on qualifications, interviews and reference checks, then will make recommendations for selecting or rejecting applications.

Deputy Chief Mike Crable oversees apparatus repair, building maintenance, scheduling, work assignments and deadlines.  He also assists Chief Hogue in devising acceptable standards and procedures for recruitment and selection of department members.  Regarding personnel, he assists in screening applications based on qualifications, interviews and reference checks, then will make recommendations for selecting or rejecting applications.  He assists the Chief in developing budget goals, plans and objectives, projects, forecasts and estimates in reviewing expenditures and revenues.  Inventory management and communications/radio equipment are also his responsibility.

You may contact any of the Fire Department Administration personnel at (330) 834-3953 or by e-mail at the following:
Chief Tracy Hogue -  [email protected]
Deputy Chief Tim Berczik - [email protected]
Deputy Chief Mike Crable  - [email protected]
                                        Administrative Assistant Sherry Funk -  [email protected] 
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Jackson Township
5735 Wales Avenue NW
Massillon, Ohio 44646

Call 330-832-7416
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