MFD Training Ofc. Eddie Overmyer Share

Jun 11, 2021  |  Layla Price-Bodkin

Train­ing Offi­cer Eddie Overmy­er has been with the Mar­i­on Fire Depart­ment since July, 10th, 1995. He was pro­mot­ed to Train­ing Offi­cer in 2014 by Fire Chief Paul David after serv­ing 9 years as a Fire Pre­ven­tion Offi­cer (Inves­ti­ga­tor). Dur­ing his tenure, he has achieved many var­i­ous certifications.

Overmy­er believes that cer­ti­fi­ca­tions as a fire­fight­er are not only vital, but good to start pur­su­ing before being hired on with a fire depart­ment. It catch­es my eye when appli­cants already have cer­ti­fi­ca­tions such as Aware­ness, Oper­a­tions, Fire­fight­er 1, Fire­fight­er 2, and EMT train­ing. I like to see that they have already got­ten these things on their own.”

City of Mar­i­on Fire Chief Paul David said Train­ing Offi­cer Overmy­er is a great asset to the depart­ment, express­ing he takes his posi­tion seri­ous­ly and does a great job assur­ing every­one is prop­er­ly trained. Eddie and I con­stant­ly bounce ideas off of each oth­er to find ways to bet­ter the depart­ment. He is a lot like Deputy Chief Justin Planck and I and thinks out­side the box, and I like that. I tru­ly enjoy work­ing with him.”

Overmyer’s phi­los­o­phy and mis­sion is to pre­pare the next gen­er­a­tion of fire­fight­ers. Overmy­er has set up train­ing to guide fire­fight­ers to fol­low his laid-out plan in order for them to get more than the required hours for their state cer­ti­fi­ca­tions as well as Insur­ance Ser­vice Office (ISO) scor­ing to set good stan­dards for the city.

MFD is accept­ing appli­ca­tions through August 15th, 2021 for their cur­rent hir­ing win­dow. To learn more, vis­it city​of​mar​i​on​.in​.gov, or call the Mar­i­on Fire Depart­ment at 765.668.4474.

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