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Welcome From The President

I am honored and humbled to serve as President of the West Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs for 2014.

I am a third generation firefighter with the City of Wyoming, having dedicated 37 years to the fire service. I began my career as a paid on call firefighter before being hired full time at the age of 19. Since that time, I have served at the rank of firefighter, Lieutenant, Training Officer, Deputy Chief and now Chief for the last 8 years.

It is the goal of both myself and the entire board of Directors to keep this Association a viable resource for all member Departments located in the 23 counties contained within the WMAFC boundaries.

As a Board, we have established the following goals for 2014:

  • Provide quality and current educational programs.
  • Update the Association’s funeral protocols and explore the creation of an assistance team.
  • Re-instate a membership recognition program.

As a member of the Association, I would ask that you help keep WMAFC viable and thriving by participating on committees when asked and attending the membership meetings. As a non-member, please consider joining and contributing to help keep our profession strong.

Thank you for visiting our website. Feel free to contact myself or any board member with any questions or concerns you may have.

Stay Safe….

Robert Austin
President - WMAFC