Steven Orusa |@FishersFireDept
Steven Orusa is Fire Chief for the Fishers Department of Fire and Emergency Services since 2011. He has served over 34 years in law enforcement and fire service positions. Steven was a Deputy Fire Chief of Operations, US&R Planning Section Chief, and Deputy Operations Section Chief for Super Bowl XLVI, Incident Commander for the Henryville Tornado, Technical Review Consultant for NIOSH Line of Duty Death investigations, and Program Manager for the Indiana District-5 Type III Incident Management Team. He is past director of the International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists Response Team and has served on public safety and military dive operations worldwide. Steven is the past president of the Hamilton County Fire Chiefs Association and serves on the Indiana Fire Chiefs Board as the Indiana Department for Homeland Security Liaison. He serves on the following non for profit boards: City of Fishers Youth Mentoring Initiative (YMI), Hamilton County Humane Society, Leslie Anne Hulse Foundation (Human Trafficking), and the International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists (IADRS) board of directors. Steven grew up in Chicago, Illinois, receiving his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University in 1983. His graduate work is in Human Resource Management. He is a published author and frequently invited speaker on public safety leadership and development techniques. He 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.