Fire Administration


The administration is responsible for all operations of the agency and is managed by the Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief. 

Duties Include:

  • Preparation and control of the annual operating budget 
  • Administration of the fire data processing systems (NFIRS)
  • Recruitment and enlistment of new employees 
  • Provisioning of in-service training and education
  • Continued evaluation of the agency and its programs
  • Planning for future service needs of the City

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The Westland Fire Department is in the self-assessment phase for becoming an accredited agency through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI).

Accredited agencies are often described as being community-focused, data-driven, outcome-focused, strategic-minded, well organized, properly equipped, and properly staffed and trained.

Part of the reason for this is the holistic scope of the CFAI model.  It includes ten categories that cover the span of fire and emergency service operations:

  • Governance and Administration
  • Assessment and Planning
  • Goals and Objectives
  • Financial Resources
  • Programs
  • Physical Resources
  • Human Resources
  • Training and Competency
  • Essential Resources
  • External Systems Relationship

Working towards, achieving, and maintaining accreditation will:

  • Raise the profile of your agency with your community
  • Emphasize your agency’s dedication to excellence to your stakeholders
  • Establish an agency-wide culture of continuous improvement
  • Assist with communicating your leadership’s philosophies
  • Build positive relationships with your labor groups
  • Offer independent verification and validation of your agency’s operations
  • Provide tangible data and information for your elected officials