Fire Lieutenant, Leonard Baurle, Retires
Xenia, Ohio (April 23, 2020) - Fire Lieutenant, Leonard Baurle, will retire from the City of Xenia after responding to his last call with the Xenia Fire Division on April 25, 2020.
Lieutenant Baurle is a 31-year veteran of the Xenia Division. Baurle began his career as a firefighter with the City on March 19, 1989 after serving five years as a member of the Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Over the past 31 years Baurle dedicated his career to providing fire and emergency medical services to the citizens, business owners and visitors of Xenia.
Over the course of his career he attended many training events preparing himself for the next phase of his career. Baurle’s excellent EMS skills, strong ability to evaluate fire scene evolutions, and sound decision-making served the Division well when he was promoted to Lieutenant in August 1999. Baurle always conducted his work with a high degree of professionalism. He was always polite, respectful and a positive representative of the Xenia Fire Division as he interacted with the members of the Xenia community.
“Lt. Baurle has always carried a positive attitude toward Xenia Fire Division and the job he does,” said Xenia Fire Division Chief Riggsby. “He has been a very dedicated employee and worked well with all the staff. His knowledge and skills will be missed.”
The City would like to commend Lieutenant Leonard Baurle and thank him for his years of dedication and service. We wish him an enjoyable retirement and best wishes in his future endeavors.