Bellbrook names Neidhard new fire chief

BELLBROOK, Ohio (WDTN) – The City of Bellbrook named a new fire chief Tuesday.

James Neidhard will now oversee a $1.2-million operating budget and manage a team of 37 paid and volunteer employees.

Chief Neidhard replaces Scott Hall who retires at the end of January.

Neidhard takes over as chief February 3.

“The City of Bellbrook is privileged to have Jim Neidhard as our next fire chief,” said City Manager  Mark Schlagheck. “Jim’s experience and education will help allow the Bellbrook Fire Department to continue to provide excellent service to our residents.”

Neidhard is a native of the Dayton area, having most recently spent seven years as the Deputy Fire Chief in Washington Township.

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