Jeff A. Hussey was appointed State Fire Marshal in July 2017. Prior to this appointment, Hussey served as Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal. As State Fire Marshal, he is responsible for overseeing all operations and bureaus of the Marshal’s office.

Prior to joining the State Fire Marshal’s office, Hussey served as Chief of the Granville Fire Department for ten years (2006-2016). Hussey began his career in the fire service in 1983 at the Mifflin Township Fire Department, where he rose through the ranks and eventually became an Assistant Chief. He also has served at the Westerville Fire Department, and taught EMS and firefighting courses at Columbus State Community College for more than a decade.

He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Franklin University, has completed the Ohio Fire Chiefs Executive Fire Officer Leadership Program and is a nationally accredited Chief Fire Officer. He is also a certified firefighter II, paramedic, fire instructor and fire inspector.

Hussey lives in Granville with his wife, Patty. They have four children; Ryan, Julie, Danny and Ellie.