Jeffrey Payne named Dayton fire chief

Jeffrey Payne named fire chief of Dayton Fire Department. (Photo/City of Dayton)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The City of Dayton has hired a new fire chief.

Jeffrey Payne will replace Chief Herbert Redden who retired last year.

Chief Payne’s new position is effective immediately as he’s been serving in an interim capacity since July 2013.

Chief Payne has worked solely for the Dayton Fire Department over the last 25 years, consistently climbing in the ranks.

“Jeff Payne has already served the Dayton community with dedication and distinction,” said City Manager Tim Riordan. “Residents and businesses will continue to experience first quality emergency services through his leadership at the Dayton Fire Department.”

Payne will manage 353 personnel and a $36 million budget.

A public swearing in ceremony is set for Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the City Commission Chambers at 101 West Third Street. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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