Effective January 9, 2017 Captain Fred Gilstorff will be Wayne Fire Department’s new Deputy Chief.
According to Michael Stradtner, Wayne-Westland Fire Chief, Fred began his career 22 years ago in June, 1994 with the Wayne Fire Department. Fred is an instructor for the Rapid Intervention Team and Fire Fighter Safety. He has spent many hours planning safe and educated training for the four automatic aid communities involved. Fred has assisted in coordinating secure simulations of emergency situations that fire fighters may face in their careers. His input was engaged in the MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) and our Auto Aid policies. Safety and training are a large part of Fred’s goals. He manages a shift of fire fighters prepared to respond to any emergency. Fred has also secured much needed equipment through grant writing and fundraising.
During his career, Fred has exhibited the professionalism and enthusiasm that all fire fighters strive to achieve.
Fred’s desire to excel and further his knowledge is observed daily in his eagerness to share his progressive thoughts. While engaged in emergency situations, Fred displays considerable courage, knowledge, strength and determination.