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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:31 AM

PAULDING – On Wednesday, June 11, the Paulding County commissioners announced they have appointed Edward Bohn as the Paulding County EMA director, effective Monday, June 16.

Bohn is currently employed with the City of Defiance as a firefighter/EMT. He has held the rank of captain for the past 11 years. Bohn has also been active in the Defiance County LEPC, having worked on a number of natural disasters and hazardous material incidents occurring in Defiance County for the past 12 years. He also holds certifications in Firefighter I & II, EMT-I, Fire Safety Inspector, Fire Service Instructor, Haz-Mat Technician, and Haz-Mat Instructor.

Bohn’s appointment comes from a recommendation from the Paulding County EMA Director Search Committee, comprised of seven individuals representing county entities that work closely with the EMA director.

Applications were due by May 19.

The commissioners said they appreciate the committee’s efforts in their quest to fill the Paulding County EMA director position.

Bohn replaces Randy Shaffer, who was fired by the commissioners on April 14. Shaffer had served as head of the county EMA for more than 18 years.