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Firefighters Dependents Board

Pursuant to ORC 146.02, each political subdivision having a fire department employing volunteer firefighters is a member of the volunteer firefighters' dependents fund and shall establish a volunteer firefighters' dependents fund board. The purpose of the fund is to pay claims to dependents due to a firefighter's death or to a firefighter for total and permanent injuries sustained in line of duty.

The board shall consist of five (5) members: two elected by council, two elected by fire department, and one elected by the board.

The board meets within five days after receipt of a benefit claim to consider the claim, make a determination of the amount due, submit its recommendation to the state fire marshal for payment.

Meeting Times
As necessary for claim reviews.

Please refer to City of Oberlin Calendar of Events for official dates

Current Members

Name Title End of Term
Charles Bailey Member December 31, 2014
Scott Broadwell Member December 31, 2014
Shawn Clawson Member December 31, 2014
Elizabeth Meadows  Member December 31, 2014
 Susan Hiesser Assistant Fire Cheif, Secretary December 31, 2014


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Important Documents

See Ohio Revised Code chapter 146


2013 Agenda and Minutes
2012 Agenda and Minutes
2011 Agenda and Minutes

Contact Information

Scott Broadwell
Council President
Phone: (440) 935-8547
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Sharon Fairchild-Soucy
Vice President
Phone: (440) 775-4031
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Bryan Burgess
Phone: (440) 707-6026
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Elizabeth J. Meadows
Phone: (440) 775-7025
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Sharon Pearson
Phone: (440) 452-6607
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Kristin Peterson
Phone: (440) 775-4652
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Ron Rimbert
Phone: (440) 775-2343
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