Fire Administration

The Romulus Fire Department is led by Chief David Allison, a 38-year veteran of the Romulus Fire Department.  A life-long Romulus resident, Chief Allison began his career in 1979 as a volunteer fire fighter.

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.

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. 

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. 

Kevin Krause currently serves the City of Romulus as the Deputy Fire Chief.  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 of the 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.

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.

Prior to ever serving as a Romulus Firefighter, George Simko Jr. first served our country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.  

While working as a mechanic for the Romulus Department of Public Works in 1978, Simko applied for a volunteer position with the fire department.  He received his first promotion to Sergeant Station #2 in 1984 and then was promoted to Captain in 1995.  In 2015, Captain George Simko Jr. was promoted to the position of Battalion Chief.

Simko heads the specialized training of the department’s ladder crew and oversees the part time firefighters.

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
  • Departmental bookkeeping
  • 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.