Chief

Chief Justus

Chief Justus is a 34 year veteran of the Fire Service. Justus started with the Hiram Fire Department in 1988 as a Cadet Firefighter. In 1996, Justus was hired by the Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department in Portage County, Ohio.

Justus became a full time firefighter in 2000, a Lieutenant in 2004, and a Captain in 2017. In March 2021, Justus left the Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department to become Chief of the
Madison Township Fire Department.

Justus has education and training as a Full Time Firefighter, Paramedic, Fire Investigator, Certified Fire Safety Inspector, Hazardous Materials Technician, and is pursuing an Associates Degree in Fire Science. In addition to his Firefighting background, Justus worked for 27 years as a Police Officer and was a K-9 handler for 7 years.

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Captain Wesley A. Green

Captain Wesley A. Green

Bureau of Training and Emergency Medical Operations

Captain Green is a 29 year veteran of the Fire Service. Green initially began his time as a volunteer firefighter with the Monroe-Lucas Fire Department in 1993. Green attended Hocking College where he received his Paramedic certification. Green was first hired full time in Mifflin Twp. Fire Department but came to Madison in 1998. Green was promoted to Lieutenant in 2000 and Captain in 2004.


Captain Shears

Captain Mike Shears

Maintenance Supervisor
Fire Inspector & Investigator

Captain Shears started as a volunteer firefighter with the Madison Township Fire Department in 1991. Hired full time in 2001. Captain Shears has progressed through the ranks of Lieutenant and Captain. He currently commands the Maintenance and Fire Prevention Bureaus. Captain Shears obtained his Paramedic certification in 2001. He is also a Fire Inspector and Investigator.


Lieutenant Rodney Lambert
Fire Prevention / Public Education

Lieutenant Lambert began his time at the Madision Fire Department in 2003. In 2007, he was promoted to full-time status. In 2022, Lambert became a Lieutenant in charge of “B” Crew. Lambert is a Paramedic, Fire Safety Inspector, Fire Investigator, and Fire Instructor. Lambert oversees the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Madison Fire Department which includes performing Fire Inspections for the Code Compliance, Public Education, and other Safety Programs.

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