Fire & EMS Team Members


Tom Brice, Fire Chief

Phone: 419.887.6926 Fax: 419.887.6937

Chief Brice has been a member of the department since 1993.  At that time, he joined the volunteer ranks of the Perrysburg Township Fire Department.  Subsequently, he was hired as a part-time employee and eventually hired full-time in 1996.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bowling Green State University in 1995.  He has been a paramedic for nineteen years and is active in EMS education.  In January 2004 he was promoted to Deputy Chief.  Upon Chief Dimick’s retirement in March 2011 he was promoted to Fire Chief.  He is also an active member of the Wood County Local Emergency Planning Commission, the Wood County Pandemic Influenza Planning Committee, the Wood County Fire Chief’s Hazardous Materials subcommittee, and he sits on various advisory boards for Owens Community College, Penta Career Center, and St. Luke’s Hospital.


Jim Rodriguez, Deputy Fire Chief

Phone: 419.887.6922  Fax: 419.887.6937

Deputy Chief Rodriguez is a graduate of St. John’s High School and continues to be a “man for others”.  He and his wife, Barb, moved to Perrysburg Township in 1995 and started their family.  At that time he joined the volunteer ranks of the Perrysburg Township Fire Department, and in 1997 he was hired as a full-time Firefighter/EMT. He received the Black Swamp Humanitarian, Beyond the Call of Duty Award in 2003 and was firefighter of the Year in 2004.  In 2006, Jim was promoted to the Captain position.  He has several certifications such as Firefighter II / Paramedic / Fire Safety Inspector / Hazmat Technician / BLS Instructor / CE Instructor and has taken several Officer Development courses.  In April of 2013 he was promoted to the Deputy Fire Chief position.   Since then, he was assigned to implement the new CAD (computer-aided dispatch) and RMS (records management system). As Deputy Chief, he assists Chief Brice in overseeing fire department operations. Deputy Chief Rodriguez has had many accomplishments thus far, but none greater than his three daughters Shelby, Taylor, and Mackenzie.



Current Staffing:

(1) Fire Chief

(1) Deputy Chief

(1) Fire Inspector/Marshall

(3) Captains (All FFII, Paramedic, Hazmat Technician)

(16) Full-Time Firefighter/EMTs

  • All trained State of Ohio Firefighter II
  • All trained hazardous materials technicians
  • 12 State of Ohio Paramedics
  • 2 State of Ohio EMT-Intermediates
  • 2 State of Ohio EMT-Basics

(12) Part-Time Firefighter/EMTs

  • 9 State of Ohio Firefighter II
  • 3 State of Ohio Firefighter I
  • 6 State of Ohio Paramedics
  • 2 State of Ohio EMT-Intermediates
  • 4 State of Ohio EMT-Basics