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Mayor announces fire captain promotions


PHOTO: Canton's newest Fire Captains.
By Adam Herman
Released/Published: Jun 19, 2008

Bagley, Ohman join leadership ranks of Canton Fire Dept.

CANTON, Ohio – This Thursday, Mayor William J. Healy II announced that two of the city's long-time firemen have been promoted to the rank of Captain within the Canton Fire Department.  Captain Lorenzo P. Bagley and Captain Eric K. Ohman were each promoted to their current rank in separate ceremonies attended by friends, family, and colleagues.

“These two men show incredible leadership during times of crisis,” Healy said.  “They know how to make their colleagues work quickly and efficiently, which is all too important when fighting a house fire or rescuing someone during an emergency.  Our community thanks them for their dedication, and I wish them continued success within our department.”

Captain Lorenzo Bagley, 41, joined the Canton Fire Department in 1990.  Bagley has worked at five stations within the city, including Stations 2, 4, 7, and 8.  Most recently, he worked out of the city's Central Station on both fire trucks and rescue vehicles.  As Captain, he will manage the Second Battalion at Station 10 in the northwest section of the city.   He is married and has four children – Justina, Mercedes, Brittney, and Lorenzo II.

Captain Eric Ohman, 41, joined the Canton Fire Department in 1995.  Ohman graduated from Louisville High School in 1985 and finished his degree at the Ohio State University in 1990.  In addition to serving as a firefighter within the Canton Fire Department, Ohman also works at the Nimishillen Township Fire Department, where he is a captain.  As Captain, he will manage the First Battalion at Station 10 in the northwest section of the city.  He is married and has one daughter, Hannah.

Contact Information: Adam Herman - (330) 438-4304 -

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