Director of Fire Services & Emergency Management
In 2017, Kevin Krause was promoted from his position as Deputy Fire Chief to Director of Fire Services & Emergency Management. Prior to his administrative promotion in January 2014, Krause was a full-time Firefighter/Paramedic with the department.
Since becoming a paid on call member in July 2002, Krause has advanced his knowledge of principles, techniques and equipment used in modern firefighting and fire prevention. He earned his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Technology from Schoolcraft Community College in September 2012 and holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Technology from Oakland Community College. In 2015, Chief Krause graduated for Eastern Michigan’s Staff & Command Executive Leadership Program.
Prior to his experience in the fire service, Krause spent eight years as a Combat Medic with the U.S. Army reserves where his duties included; administering emergency treatment in the field; outpatient and inpatient care; and processing and triage of mass casualties.
Fire Prevention Chief
The Romulus Fire Department Fire Prevention Division is led by Chief David Allison, a 40-year veteran of the Romulus Fire Department. A life-long Romulus resident, Chief Allison began his career in 1979 as a volunteer fire fighter.
Chief Allison was assigned to Fire Station #1 at the beginning of his career. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in early 1988 and later that year, he was promoted to Station Captain. He has served on the Downriver Arson Task Force, the Western Wayne County Haz Mat Team and the Wayne County Training Committee. He is a former Rotarian and has been the Romulus Goodfellows President for over 10 years.
In May of 1991, Allison accepted a full-time position as Fire Marshal, where he served until being named Fire Chief in January of 1996. Chief Allison is one of the longest serving fire chiefs in the Downriver and Western Wayne County areas.
The Chief is an NFPA and Michigan certified fire inspector and plan reviewer and a trained fire cause and origin investigator. Chief Allison is a 2008 graduate of Eastern Michigan University’s Staff & Command Executive Leadership Program.
The goals of the Fire Administration are to develop and administer policies in accordance with the fire protection and emergency medical service needs of the City.
The Fire Administration Division is responsible for
- Fire protection policy and administration
- Fire Investigations
- Equipment and apparatus acquisition and maintenance
- Inspection and training supervision
- Contract administration
- Records management
- Relations with public safety agencies and citizens
Also included is the supervision of the coordination of emergency preparedness for all city departments and agencies. See Emergency Preparedness for more information.