Fire Administration

Department Chief
The Romulus Fire Department is led by Chief David Allison, a 30-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 by April of that same year, he was promoted to Station Captain.

In May of 1991, Allison accepted a full-time position with the City as Fire Marshal, where he served until being named Fire Chief in January of 1996.

Chief Allison is a state certified fire inspector and a trained fire cause and origin investigator.  He is an active member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Michigan and Detroit Fire Inspector Societies, and a member of both the Downriver and Western Wayne County Mutual Aid Fire Chiefs Associations.

Administration Division
The goals of the Fire Administration's are to develop and administer policies in accordance with the fire protection needs of the City.  They are committed to protecting life and property from fire through effective supervision, and maintain an effective force of trained personnel and sound equipment to answer all calls for aid.

The Fire Administration Division is responsible for

  • Fire protection policy and administration
  • Fire Investigations
  • Equipment and apparatus acquisition andmaintenance
  • Inspection and training supervision
  • Contract administration
  • Departmental bookkeeping
  • Records management
  • Relations with public safety agencies and citizens

This division also supervises the coordination of fire prevention activities, building and alarm maintenance, and the career and paid on call forces.  Also included is the supervision of the coordination of emergency preparedness for all city departments and agencies.  See Emergency Management for more information.