Kevin O’Connor Named Columbus Fire Chief

Kevin O’Connor Named Columbus Fire Chief (Image 1)

Mayor Michael Coleman announced Thursday Kevin O’Connor has been appointed the 24th Chief of the Columbus Division of Fire, replacing the recently retired Chief Gregory Paxton.

O’Connor has spent the last 26 years with the Columbus Fire Department, when he joined in 1989.

He was promoted to Lieutenant of the Columbus Division of Fire in 1994, Captain in 1997, Battalion Chief in 2001, and Deputy Chief in 2011. Most recently, Chief O’Connor has served as Assistant Chief of the Training Bureau since 2011.

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