The Chief of the Department is located at the Administration Building next to Station No. 5 at 19th and Iowa (1911 Stewart Ave.) and is directly supported by seven Division Chiefs and an Assistant to the Chief.

The fire chief performs a variety of technical, administrative and supervisory work in planning, organizing, directing and implementing fire prevention, suppression and emergency medical services to prevent or minimize the lost of life and property by fire and emergency medical conditions. This is accomplished through direct supervision of:

To contact the Fire Chief, please call (785) 830-7000; Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or contact:

Chief Shawn Coffeey
Office: (785) 830-7001
E-mail: scoffey@lawrenceks.org
Rachel Palmer-Reeb
Assistant to the Chief
Office: (785) 830-7011
E-mail: rpalmer@lawrenceks.org