Chief Ryan Buskohl

Chief Ryan Buskohl 

Chief Buskohl joined the Dixon Fire Department on April 10, 2005. He was promoted to Lieutenant on August 23, 2011, to Captain on September 30, 2013, and then to Chief on July 15, 2019. His certifications include EMT-Paramedic, Advanced Firefighter Technician, Instructor II, and Chief Fire Officer. Chief Buskohl holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science.

Deputy Chief Dave Lohse

Deputy Fire Chief Lohse joined Dixon Fire Department on May 2, 1998. He was promoted to Lieutenant on May 5, 2008, and to Captain on November 16, 2009, and Deputy Fire Chief June 3, 2019. His certifications include EMT-Paramedic, Instructor II, Advanced Firefighter, Fire Officer II, Inspector II, Basic Fire Prevention Officer, Certified Public School Inspector, Public Fire & Life Safety Educator, Technical Rescue Awareness, Hazardous Materials Technician, Incident Safety Officer, and Vehicle & Machinery Operations. Chief Lohse holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Service.

Captain Jacob Henry

Captain Henry joined the Dixon Fire Department on September 8, 2003. He was promoted to Captain on February 21, 2017. His certifications include EMT-Paramedic, Hazardous Materials Operations, Firefighter III, Fire Officer II, Instructor II, Fire Apparatus Engineer, and Technical Rescure Awareness. Firefighter Henry has a BS degree in Operation Management and Information Systems, and an Associates Degree in Fire Science.

Captain Jesse Arjes

Captain Arjes joined the Dixon Fire Department on May 3, 2008. He was promoted to Lieutenant on July 2, 2016, and to Captain on June 3, 2019. His certifications include EMT- Paramedic, Advanced Technician Firefighter, FireOfficer II, Instructor II, Incident Safety Officer, Inspector I, Certified Public-School Inspector, Hazardous Material Operations, Fire Apparatus Engineer, Vehicle Machinery and Operations and Technical Rescue Awareness. Captain Arjes holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science and BS degree in Human Resource Management.

Captain Aaron Brown

Firefighter Brown joined the Dixon Fire Department on March 15, 2011. His certifications include EMT-Paramedic, Hazardous Materials Operations, Advanced Technician Firefighter, Firefighter II, Fire Officer I, and Technical Rescue Awareness.

Lieutenant Adam Arnould

Lieutenant Arnould joined the Dixon Fire Department on August 23, 2011. He was promoted to Lieutenant on December 17, 2018. His certifications include EMT-Paramedic, Hazardous Materials Technician, Advanced Firefighter, Advanced Fire Officer, Rope Technician, and Swift Water Technician. Associates Degree in Fire Science.

Lieutenant Sean Wagner

Firefighter Wagner first joined the Dixon Fire Department as a Volunteer May 2007. He was hired as a full time Firefighter on October 13, 2012. His certifications include EMT-Paramedic, Advanced Technician Firefighter, Firefighter II, Fire Officer I and Technical Rescue Awareness.

Lieutenant Eric Bergemann

Lieutenant Bergemann joined the Dixon Fire Department on June 16, 2014. His certifications include EMT-Paramedic, Hazardous Materials Technician, Advanced Technician Firefighter, Fire Officer I, Fire Apparatus Engineer, Technical Rescue Awareness, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, FSVO. Rope Rescue Operations, and Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist. Lieutenant Bergemann holds a BS degree in Finance along with an Associates degree in Fire Science.

Firefighter Dave Boucher

Firefighter Boucher joined Dixon Fire Department on July 20, 2004. His certifications include EMT-Paramedic, Hazardous Materials Operations, Advanced Technician Firefighter, Firefighter II, Fire Officer I, Fire Apparatus Engineer, Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist, Rope Rescue Operations, and Technical Rescue Awareness.

Firefighter Mark Palacz

Firefighter Palacz joined the Dixon Fire Department on June 9,2014. His certifications include EMT-Paramedic, Advanced Technician Firefighter, Technical Rescue Awareness, FSVO, Associates Degree in Fire Science, Fire Ground Company Officer, Company Fire Officer, Incident Safety Officer, Advanced Technician Firefighter, Vehicle Machinery Technician, Tactical Emergency Medical Support, Fire Apparatus Engineer, Fire Service Vehicle Operator, Rope Operations, Swift Water Technician, Flood/Swift Water Boat Operations, Water Rescue Operations, R.I.T Under Fire, F.A.S.T, Instructor I, Technical Rescue Awareness, and Hazmat Operations.

Firefighter Nate McCoy

Firefighter McCoy joined the Dixon Fire Department on September 8, 2014. His certifications include EMT-Paramedic, Hazardous Materials Operations, Advanced Firefighter, Fire Officer I, Fire Apparatus Engineer, Rope Rescue Technician, Trench Rescue Technician, Structural Collapse Technician, Confined Space Technician, Vehicle Machinery Technician, and Swift Water Technician. Firefighter McCoy also holds his associates degree in fire science.

Firefighter George Markel

Firefighter Markel joined the Dixon Fire Department on June 29, 2016. His certifications include EMT-Paramedic, Advanced Technician Firefighter, Fire Officer II, Hazardous Materials Operations, Fire Apparatus Engineer, and Vehicle Machinery Operations.

Firefighter Tyler Hansler

Firefighter Hansler joined the Dixon Fire Department on December 13, 2018. His certifications include Basic Operations Firefighter and EMT-Paramedic, Swift Water Technician, Flood Water Boat Operations, Vehicle Machinery Operations, Fire Apparatus Engineer, Fire Instructor I. Associates degree in Fire Science.

Firefighter Josh Shipman

Firefighter Shipman joined the Dixon Fire Department on January 8, 2019. His certifications include EMT-Paramedic, Advanced Technician Firefighter, Fire Apparatus Engineer, Hazardous Materials Operations, Vehicle Machinery Operations, Rope Rescue Technician, Confined Space Rescue Operations, Structural Collapse Operations, Instructor I, Technical Rescue Awareness, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Flood water boat operations. Firefighter Shipman holds a BS degree in Business Management and an Associates Degree in Fire Science.

Firefighter Brandon Boettcher

Firefighter Boettcher joined the Dixon Fire Department on June 3, 2019. His certifications include Basic Operations Firefighter, Paramedic, and Swiftwater Technician.

Firefighter Dylan Fisher

Firefighter Fisher joined the Dixon Fire Department on August 3, 2020. His certifications include EMT-Paramedic, Advanced Technician Firefighter, Hazardous Materials Operations, Vehicle Machinery Operations, Rope Rescue Operations, Instructor I, Technical Rescue Awareness, Tactical Emergency Medical Support, Swiftwater Rescue Technician and Basic Fire Officer.