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Thomas M. Garra
  • 63, Male
  • Minerva, OH
  • United States
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Lives in:
15840 Freed St. SE Minerva, Ohio 44657
Canton Fire Department
Battalion Chief / Stark County HAZMAT Team Manager
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
General Funding
Funding for Specialized Teams i.e. HAZMAT, Confined Space, etc.
Expanding coverage into other townships for mutual and automatic aid
Professional Qualifications:
HAZMAT Technician
Instructor in HAZMAT, Confined Space, and at the Local Fire Science College
Topics you provide training for:
HAZMAT - Awareness, Operations, Technician
Various subjects at Stark State College Fire Science classes
Areas of expertise:
Canton Fire Department since 1991 (Captain 3 years, Battalion Chief 2 1/2 years)
Joined Stark County HAZMAT Team in 1993 - Appointed Team Manager in 2008.
Prior employment - Beaufort County EMS, Beaufort, SC
USMC 1982 -1985
BA Degree - Bob Jones University 1981
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