Columbus Division of Fire firefighter Steve Saksa, a Pickerington resident, has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
The Ohio Fire Service Medal of Valor, Medal of Merit, two-time Battalion Chief Commendation winner and Toll Gate Elementary School PTO volunteer joined the department in 1994. Prior to his promotion, Saksa was assigned to Engine Company at Station 1, 300 N. Fourth St. His previous assignments include engine companies that service areas throughout the city.
In addition to his regular duties, Saksa is also an Ohio Technical Search Specialist and a FEMA National Urban Search and Rescue Task Force One member.
Saksa also serves as a Huntington Hills Pool trustee and works with the high school youth group at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Pickerington.
A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Saksa has been recognized for his outstanding accomplishments within the Division of Fire and his commitment to the empowerment of the people around him.