Haltom City Fire Administration
Containing the office of the Fire Chief, the division of Fire Administration directs the administrative and operational activities of Fire/Rescue, encompassing the coordination of agreements, budgeting, policy and program development, data collection and analysis, resource management and public information.
Fire Chief Steve Ross was hired to the position in October 2011.
Ross had been with the Amarillo Fire Department for 33 years, serving the last 14 as fire chief. Ross obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration from Western Illinois University and a Master’s degree from the University of Washington. He has earned accreditation as a Chief Fire Officer and a Certified Public Manager, as well as many other accreditations.
Administrative Assistant Amy West has been with Haltom City since 1979 where she began as the Secretary to the Building Official. She was made the Secretary to the Fire Chief in 1982 when the Building Inspection office was placed under the direction of the Fire Chief. Amy grew up in Haltom City graduating from Haltom High. She and her husband Keith live in Haltom City and have a daughter.