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educator , fire protection consultant

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.


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 Associations, Grove City, since 1987;director, Safety Town, Grove City, 1987-1996. Representative Police and Fire Retirement Board, Columbus, Ohio, since 1988. Adjunct instructor Ohio Fire Academy, Reynoldsburg, since 1990, National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, Maryland., since 1990.


  • Certified fire safety inspector, Ohio.


  • Other Work

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


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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: genealogy research, clowning, model trains, reading, landscaping.


Married Denise Ann LeMaster, June 11, 1983. 1 child, Nicole Kathryn.

Robert Lewis DuC.

Eileen Marie (Buchanan) DuC.

Denise Ann LeMaster

Nicole Kathryn DuCharme