Patrick Kelly, Chief

Born and raised on the west side of Cleveland, graduated from St Edward High School. Worked for Brookside Excavating in Olmsted Township during and after high school. Hired in the Cleveland Fire Department in March 1982; promoted to Lieutenant in 1993; Captain in 1997; Battalion Chief in 2001; Assistant Chief in 2007; and Chief in 2013. He served as the Chief of Support Services, Chief of Special Services, Chief of Operations, and Executive Officer; also actively involved in several committees, both departmental and regional. Retired from Cleveland in September 2015 after over 33 years of service. Hired as the Chief of the Olmsted Township Fire Department in September of 2015. Is actively pursuing a degree in Fire Science and Technology; is a State Certified Fire Service Instructor and Inspector; is a Hazardous Materials Technician. Is a graduate of the Ohio Fire Executive Program and the Ohio Fire Chiefs Maxwell Leadership Program. Pat has been married for over 25 years and is the proud father of five children. Enjoys physical activities, the outdoors, reading and spending time with his family.

Christopher Kovach, Assistant Chief

Born and raised in Strongsville. Graduate of Strongsville High School. Married and proud father of two daughters. Was a part time firefighter at Olmsted Falls Fire Department 1998-2000.
Hired on May 29 2000 for Olmsted Township Fire Department; Promoted to Lieutenant January 2, 2009. AC Kovach has an Associates of Applied Science in Fire Technology and is trained to the Fire Officer 3 Level. He has served as the departments training officer, procurement director, outstanding grant writer; successful at receiving a grant for our fire station and much other critical safety equipment. AC Kovach is also an Ohio Fire Chiefs Maxwell Leadership Class Graduate and a member of the Ohio Fire Executive Class 17. When he is off-duty, Chris enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid mountain biker and woodworker.

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