Battalion Chief Mark Ziegler has been promoted to Deputy Chief of Fire Department Operations for the Columbus Fire Department. Ziegler, a 22-year veteran of the department, has been promoted through the ranks serving as Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Battalion Chief. Ziegler is a Columbus East High School graduate and holds a Masters Degree in Communications from Easter Michigan University. Ziegler was promoted to the Deputy Chief position previously held by Andy Lay, who was appointed as Chief of Fire by Mayor Jim Lienhoop.
Ziegler is a state certified Hazardous Materials Technician, Rope Rescue Technician, Emergency Medical Technician and Aircraft Rescue Firefighter certified. Chief Lay says, Deputy Chief Ziegler is an excellent addition to our departments administration. Marks experience as a company officer and incident commander has given him a deep understanding of department operations and leadership. We are pleased to have Mark join our Executive Board of Chiefs.