Command Staff

Riggsby, Kenneth

Kenneth Riggsby

Fire Chief

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Phone: 937-347-1702

Chief Riggsby is a 30+ year veteran of the fire service.

Fire Service Career

Chief Riggsby started his career at Xenia Township Fire Department. After two years of being a volunteer firefighter, he began his tenure with the Xenia Fire Division.

He has held the positions of Firefighter/Paramedic, Lieutenant, Captain, and Deputy Fire Chief prior to being appointed Fire Chief in September 2011.

In addition to his duties as Fire Chief, he is a systems administrator for the records management system and computer aided dispatch for Greene County. He has been trained in the management of the system that we currently utilize and conducts fire training for our dispatchers along with maintaining response areas and trucks in the CAD. Chief Riggsby has also completed numerous courses at the National Fire Academy.

Personal Life

Chief Riggsby resides in Xenia with his wife Cheryl. They have 2 children and 2 granddaughters.

Bogan, Michael

Deputy Chief Mike Bogan

Deputy Chief Bogan began his career as a Firefighter/Paramedic with the City of Xenia on August 22, 1999. He was later promoted to Fire Lieutenant in November 2009. Captain Bogan has leadership experience from Spring Valley Township where he served as the Fire Chief. Captain Bogan is also a Marine Corps veteran. Over the last several years Captain Bogan has served as the Fire Division’s technical expert and serves as a liaison to Tyler Technologies

Beegle, Gregory

Gregory Beegle

Captain, B Shift

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Phone: 937-376-7281

Fire Service Career

Personal Life

Bruggeman, Jeffrey

Jeff Bruggeman

Captain, A Shift

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Phone: 937-376-7281

Captain Bruggeman has been serving the Xenia community over 27 years.

Fire Service Career

Captain Bruggeman began his career as a Firefighter/Paramedic with the City of Xenia on October 11, 1992. He was promoted to Fire Lieutenant in June of 2003, and to Captain in January 2015. He previously served in the U.S. Air Force, from June 1986 to January 1992, as a Crash Fire Rescue Specialist.

Captain Bruggeman has an Associate Degree in Fire/EMS Technology. He has also been to the National Fire Academy over 13 times for career advancement courses. He is in charge of Emergency Medical Services. His area of responsibility includes all aspects of emergency medical care delivery, rescue task force, tactical paramedics and ems training. He sits on the Greater Miami Valley EMS Council, the Regional Protocol Committee, and the GMVEMSC Educational Committee.

He previously was on faculty at Sinclair Community College, has presented at several national and state-level conferences, and has taught Fire/EMS independently since 1994. He is certified as a Fire Instructor and EMS Instructor. He also teaches Incident Management courses for Ohio EMA. He is a member of the National Association of EMTs, National Association of EMS Educators, and Ohio Association of Emergency Medical Services.

Personal Life

Jeff currently resides in Oakwood with his wife. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

Norris, Thomas

Thomas R. Norris, Jr.

Captain, C Shift

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Phone: 937-376-7281

Fire Service Career

Captain Norris began his career in the fire service in June of 1991, when he started with the Xenia Township Volunteer Fire Department. Captain Norris has over 23 years of service with the City of Xenia; joining the Xenia Police division in June of 1997, and worked five years as a Police Officer. Captain Norris joined the Fire Division in August of 2002. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2012 and to Captain in 2020.

A lifelong resident in the Xenia area, Captain Norris graduated from Xenia High School in 1990. He holds two Associated Degrees; one in Criminal Justice from Clark State and one in Fire Science from Sinclair Community College. He is currently taking classes at Waldorf University in hopes of earning a Bachelor Degree in Organization Leadership. Captain Norris is a five-time graduate of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD, taking classes in Command and Control and Fire Investigation. He is active with the Fire Division as a Fire and EMS Instructor, Origin and Cause Fire Investigator, and a sUAS FAA Certified Pilot serving on the UAV Team.

Personal Life

Captain Norris was active in Boy Scouts, FFA, the Order of DeMolay, and Freemasonry. He is an avid music lover and enjoys playing the Tuba and Saxophone. He has a wife and two children.

Blakesly, Michael

Mike Blakesly

Fire Inspector

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Phone: 937-376-7266

Fire Service Career

Fire Inspector Blakesly is a 39-year veteran of the fire service (10 years as a volunteer).

Blakesly started his career at Butler Township Fire Department. He comes to Xenia as a part-time fire inspector after retiring from Butler Township as a Captain and former Fire Marshal. Inspector Blakesly has been certified as Fire Fighter / Paramedic / Fire Safety Inspector / CE instructor and was additionally trained as a Fire Safety Educator. He also has extensive experience in Fire Investigation. Mike has an Associate's degree in Fire Science Administration.

Personal Life

He is married and has 2 daughters.