Westfield Fire & Rescue
 
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Our Team

 

 

Richard Fletcher, Fire Chief | Member Since 2010

Firefigher 240 / EMT-Paramedic / Full Time
Joined the Fire Service in 1982

“I applied for the chief’s position to use my fire service and administrative experience to make a difference in the community.”

Rich is married with 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren.


Dan Grabowski, assistant chief | Member Since 2003

Firefighter 120 / EMT-Basic

“Growing up in the Cleveland area, I never realized I could be a volunteer firefighter. I was intrigued with the idea of helping others through community service.”

  Dan is married with 3 children.

He works in the radiology department of a local hospital specializing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Adam Anderson, Captain | Member Since 2006

Firefighter 120 / EMT-Basic

“I joined the Department to be involved and give back to my community.”

Adam is married with 1 child.

He is a Public Safety Worker.

Westfield Fire Department Volunteer Members:

 

Kevin Rych | Member Since 1993
Firefighter 120 / EMT-Basic

“Joining WFRD allowed me to give back to my community, to help my friends and neighbors in their time of need.  WFRD is a second family.”

Kevin has been married since 1981 and is the father of 2 adult children.  

He has been in the banking field since 1981 and is a Vice-President / Business Banker with Huntington National Bank.

Kim Craig | Member Since 2001
EMT Intermediate

We both felt the need to help our community after the tractor explosion at the Medina County Fair and September 11th.”

Kim is married to Terry and they have 4 adult children and 2 granddaughters.

She has worked for the Cleveland Clinic for 13 years and H & R Block for 26 years.

Terry Craig | Member Since 2001
Firefighter 120

We both felt the need to help our community after the tractor explosion at the Medina County Fair and September 11th.”

Terry is married to Kim and they have 4 adult children and 2 granddaughters.

He has worked for Shiloh Industries in Valley City for 29 years.

Patty Zupanic | Member Since 2003
Firefighter 120 / EMT-Basic

“Being on the Department allows me to serve my community and to be part of a great group of people.”

Patty is married to Russ and they have 2 adult children.

She works as a medical coder for USACS, which is a group of ED and acute care physicians across the country.


Richard Botson | Member Since 2003
Firefighter 240 / EMT-Paramedics

“I joined because I was interested in helping the community.”

Richard is single.

He is a daytime staff member with Westfield Fire and Rescue Department and Lodi Fire Department.

Eric Martin | Member Since 2004
Firefighter 120 / EMT-Basic

“I became a member to give back to the community.”

Eric and Karen are married with 2 adult children.

He works as a Corporate Estimator and is a Licensed Massage Therapist.

Russ Zupanic | Member Since 2005
Firefighter 120 / EMT-intermediate

“I joined the Department to help people in my community.”

Russ is married to Patty and they have 2 adult children.

He works for Superior Roll Forming in Valley City.

Karen Martin | Member Since 2009
FIrefighter 36 / EMT Basic

“My husband encouraged me to join. It is truly like a family and I am a part of something bigger and can make a difference in other’s lives.”

Karen and Eric have been married for 25+ years and have two adult children.

She enjoys a career as an Elementary Principal at Cloverleaf Local Schools. 


Sarah Sitko | Member Since 2011
Firefighter 36 / EMT-Basic

I joined WFRD to serve my community and to help people in their time of need.”

Sarah is married and the mom of 3 children and 2 dogs.   

She works as a daytime staff member at Westfield Fire and Rescue Department.

Lauren McDermott | Member Since 2012
Firefighter 120 / EMT-Basic

“Several friends with WFRD convinced me to join because I had been interested in it. I wanted a way to get involved and give back to the community.”

Lauren has a ‘significant other’ and they have adopted a puppy. 

She works as Referral Coordinator at a general surgery office.

Austin Rych | Member Since 2012
Firefighter 36 / EMT Basic

“My father has been a firefighter/EMT for 20+ years and I think that encouraged the drive I’ve had since I was young to help others in their time of need.”

Austin is single and the youngest son of 2 young men in his family. 

He is a Registered Nurse (BSN) in the Emergency Department at MetroHealth Medical Center main campus.

Kristian Davis | Member Since 2015  Firefighter 36 / EMT Basic   “I joined for a career that could affect people in a positive way.”   Kristian is single.  He currently works retail while attending school.

Kristian Davis | Member Since 2015
Firefighter 36 / EMT Basic

“I joined for a career that could affect people in a positive way.”

Kristian is single.

He currently works retail while attending school.


Rich Patton | Member Since 2015
FIrefighter 240 / EMT-Paramedic

“I joined our volunteer Department because I felt it was a Civic responsibility and honor to assist our community.”

Rich has been married for 20+ years and has 3 children.

He is a 27 year veteran Professional Firefighter / Paramedic for the City of Cleveland.

Catherine Wheeland | Member Since 2015
EMT-Basic

“It has always been my dream to be a firefighter and EMT, and I love it.”

Catherine is married and has 4 children.

She is a full time emergency dispatcher.

Brandy Crall | Member Since 2016
Firefighter 36 / EMT-Basic

“I wanted to help out my community doing something I love, and I love that my daughters look up to me with pride because of what I do.”

Brandy is married and has 3 young daughters.  

She is a daytime staff member at Westfield Fire and Rescue Department.

Ann Freeman | Member Since 2017
EMT-Basic

“My goal is to serve my community.”

Ann is married to Robert and has two young children. 

She works as an EMT at Lifecare Medical Services.


Robert Miller | Member Since 2017  Paramedic   “ I joined because I’ve always tried to help my community and help people in need.”   Robert is married to Ann and they have 2 young children.  He has a career as a Paramedic working for Southwest General Hospital in their Emergency Department.

Robert Miller | Member Since 2017
Paramedic

“ I joined because I’ve always tried to help my community and help people in need.”

Robert is married to Ann and they have 2 young children.

He has a career as a Paramedic working for Southwest General Hospital in their Emergency Department.

Bridgett Klein | Member Since 2018
EMT-Basic

“I decided to join the department to give back, help others and also to become involved in our community.”

Bridgett is married and has 3 children.

She works for American Family Insurance and is a nanny part time.

Nicholas Everett | Member Since 2018
Firefighter 120

“I want to give back to my community and help when people need it most.”

Nic is married and has a young daughter.

He has a career as an air traffic controller.