Allan Gattis is the Deputy Chief of Support Services. He has been with the Wichita Fire Department since 1994. At present, he leads the Support Services Division, overseeing a wide array of responsibilities such as budget management, research, procurement, and the upkeep of departmental facilities, apparatus, supplies, equipment, and information technology.
Chief Gattis had a desire for a fulfilling career that matched his desire to assist others while engaging in physically demanding and ever-evolving work, which led him to the fire service. He says, ‘If you're in pursuit of a stimulating, fulfilling, and close-knit professional environment, consider exploring the possibilities within the fire service – it might just be the perfect fit for you.’