Honorary Dean

2020 Honorary Dean:

Dallas Terrell

Lieutenant, Wooster Township Fire Department


At the age of 18, Dallas was encouraged to join the fire service by Assistant Chief Jamie Kimble, because he “might as well do something with (his) life”.  After this motivational speech and sound advice, Dallas started his career in the fire service as a volunteer in December of 2000, when he joined the Antrim Community Volunteer Fire Department in Guernsey County, Ohio.  In September of 2001, he moved to Wooster to attend college at the ATI and pursue a degree in Construction Management.  Shortly after, he joined the Wooster Township Fire Department as a volunteer.  In 2005, Dallas was hired as a full-time Firefighter/Paramedic for Wooster Township.  Through hard work, dedication, and the pursuit of many certifications, he was promoted to Lieutenant in September of 2015. He is currently certified as a Firefighter 2, National Registered Paramedic, Certified Fire Safety Inspector, Fire Instructor, EMS Instructor, Inspector Instructor, BLS Instructor, Haz-Mat Technician, and Dive Rescue Specialist.  Lt. Terrell has completed the Fire Officer Series, as well as the Ohio Fire Executive program through the Ohio Fire Chiefs Association.  He is credentialed as an Ohio Fire Officer through Ohio Fire Chiefs Association and will graduate in May of 2021 with a Bachelors of Science in Fire Administration from Bowling Green State University. 

Lt. Terrell has maintained a very active role in the fire service throughout his career in Wayne County.  In addition to Wooster Township Fire Department, he currently serves as the Vice-President of the Wayne County Fire and Rescue Association, Assistant Commander of the Wooster Township Dive Team, and Executive Director of the Wayne County Regional Training Facility.  He has also served on the Wayne County Regional Fire School Committee for 10 years and was Chairman for 8 of those years.

When he is not working or volunteering in the fire service, Lt. Terrell stays at his home in Wooster with his wife of 16 years, Melisa, and their 3 children; 15 year old Olivia, 13 year old Jesica and 10 year old Zackery.  In his free time, he enjoys hunting and going on vacation, whenever he gets the chance. 


Previous Honorary Deans

2019 Honorary Dean - Mike Vlahos

2018 Honorary Dean - Bob Ballentine

2017 Honorary Dean -  Mike "Pineapple" Raymond

2016 Honorary Dean - Gary Klaus

2015 Honorary Dean - Steve Waltman

2014 Honorary Dean - Ted Elder

2013 Honorary Dean -

2012 Honorary Dean - Lois Welch
2011 Honorary Dean - Gary Romanchik
2010 Honorary Dean - John Sabo
2009 Honorary Dean - Richard Nester
2008 Honorary Dean - Phil McLean
2007 Honorary Dean - W. Parker Browne
2006 Honorary Dean - Dick Glessner
2005 Honorary Dean - Ron Taylor
2004 Honorary Dean - Dwayne Taylor