Scott Dorsten

Division Chief

Serving Since: 1986


Scott Dorsten began his career with the Beavercreek Township Fire Department in December of 1986 as a volunteer. In May of 1990 he was hired as a career firefighter, and in May of 2001 Scott was promoted to Lieutenant. Over the years he has achieved certifications as a Fire and Emergency Medical Services instructor, which has helped him train and develop the skills and strengths of our personnel. Scott has managed several programs and has been involved in almost every aspect of the organization throughout his career.

Interdepartmental Achievements

He has overseen the operations of the Fire Prevention Bureau, functioned as the training and safety officer, and been the liaison to the Beavercreek Police Department for dispatching, and communications. In 2007, Scott achieved the status of Certified Public Manager by completing an intensive course of executive leadership training through the State of Ohio. In 2011, Scott completed the Ohio Fire Executive program through the Ohio Fire Chief’s Association. This is a rigorous leadership program that focuses on the fire service.

Ongoing Accomplishments

In 2018 Chief Dorsten was assigned as the department’s accreditation manager overseeing the department’s accreditation process. Accreditation is an evaluative process, under the guidelines established by Center for Public Safety Excellence and the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, ensuring the mission of the fire departments aligns with the current and future needs of the community. The goal of the accreditation process is to reduce community risk reduction and management through risk identification, community education and effective mitigation.