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Thomas Andrew DuCharme

Thomas Andrew DuCharme, American fire protection consultant, educator. Certified fire safety inspector, Ohio. Recipient Cross of Honor, International Supreme Council Order of DeMolay, 1981, Community Service award Columbus Dispatch, 1989.


  • DuCharme, Thomas Andrew was born on August 24, 1955 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of Robert Lewis and Eileen Marie (Buchanan) DuC.

  • Education

    • Graduate, National Fire Academy, Emmetsburg, Maryland, 1988. Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science cum laude, Columbus State Community College. Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection/Safety summa cum, University Cincinnati, 1998.


    • Fire chief Jackson Township Fire Department, Grove City, Ohio, since 1975. Consultant, president Fire Safety Educators and Associates, since 1987. Director Safety Town, 1987-1996.

      Republican Police and Fire Retirement Board, Columbus, Ohio, since 1988. Adjunct instructor Ohio Fire Academy, Reynoldsburg, since 1990, National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, Maryland, since 1990.

    Major achievements

    • Certified fire safety inspector, Ohio.


    • Author: (instructional manuals) Counseling Juvenile Firesetters, 1990, Safety Town, 1990.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Instructor American Red Cross, Columbus, 1980-1985. Member Press Club Ohio, Columbus, since 1989. Auxiliary deputy sheriff, Franklin City, Ohio, 1990-1992.

    President Southwest Arson & Fire Safety Educators, 1992-1993. Member International Association Fire Fighters (charter, president local chapter 1988-1992), Masons, Phi Theta Kappa.



    Genealogy research, clowning, model trains, reading, landscaping.


    • Married Denise Ann LeMaster, June 11, 1983. 1 child, Nicole Kathryn.
    • father: Robert Lewis DuC.
    • mother: Eileen Marie (Buchanan) DuC.
    • spouse: Denise Ann LeMaster
    • child: Nicole Kathryn DuCharme
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    Born August 24, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1988
      National Fire Academy
    • 1998
      University Cincinnati
    • 1975
      Fire chief Jackson Township Fire Department
      Grove City, Ohio, United States
    • 1987
      consultant, Fire Safety Educators and Associates
    • 1987
      president, Fire Safety Educators and Associates
    • 1987 - 1996
      director, Safety Town