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Steve Orusa
Steve Orusa, Fire and Emergency Services Chief
Steve Orusa has served as the Fire Chief for the Fishers Department of Fire and Emergency Services since 2011. His day is spent supporting our men and women in harm’s way with leadership and resources to safely, effectively, and efficiently serve our community. This includes setting the vision and insuring we are value driven and mission focused. Maintaining a culture where change remains an institutional value and that change agents are our leaders of tomorrow. In this way we increase our value proposition to our community by continuing to develop and improve our ability to serve with the highest degree of integrity, honesty, professionalism, and accountability.

Call: 317.595.3201|Email:

Professional Profile

  • Grew up in Chicago, Illinois

  • Bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University in 1983
  • Graduate work in Human Resource Management

Professional Affiliations
  • Indiana Fire Chiefs Board - Indiana Department for Homeland Security Liaison
  • Past director of the International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists Response Team
  • Has served on public safety and military dive operations worldwide
  • Past president of the Hamilton County Fire Chiefs Association

  • City of Fishers Youth Mentoring Initiative (YMI) Board
  • Published author and frequently invited speaker on public safety leadership and development techniques
  • Has provided analysis on public safety response for USA Today, Fire Chief Magazine, Fire Engineering Magazine, and has also appeared on BBC, MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN to provide expert analysis on disaster response

Steve Orusa
Steve Orusa
Fire Chief
2 Municipal Drive
Fishers, IN

Ph: 317-595-3200
Fx: 317-595-3210

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