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The City of Worthington is pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Zambito as the new Chief of the Worthington Division of Fire and EMS. Chief Zambito has served as Assistant Fire Chief since April 2018, and was named Acting Chief in February 2020 upon the departure of former Chief John Bailot.
Chief Zambito has nearly 25 years of service in fire and emergency medical services. He was hired as a City of Worthington firefighter/paramedic in 2001 and was promoted to Lieutenant in 2014. After a brief period of service as Deputy Fire Chief for the City of Upper Arlington, he returned to Worthington as Assistant Fire Chief in 2018.
Chief Zambito is a highly qualified, experienced Fire and EMS leader. “Chief Zambito is stepping up as Chief during a difficult and uncertain time as citizens here in Worthington and across the world are facing a global pandemic,” said City Manager Matt Greeson. “We are comforted in knowing that he will ably lead our quality team of firefighter/paramedics and work diligently to protect the health and safety of his team, City colleagues and every resident, business, and visitor in the City of Worthington.”
“I’m honored to be selected to lead this fine group of men and women. The first responders here are phenomenal,” said Chief Zambito. “The Worthington community means a lot to me. I am looking forward to working with the City Manager Matt Greeson, Police Chief Robert Ware, the City administration, and the Worthington community.”
Chief Zambito’s promotion was effective Monday, March 16, 2020.