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Edwin Wolverton  
Title: Fire Chief
Phone: 318-673-6650

The Shreveport Fire Department is led by Fire Chief Edwin S. Wolverton. He is responsible for directing 620 employees, 22 fire stations, and disciplines of Fire Suppression, EMS, Heavy-Rescue, Training, Fire Prevention, Maintenance, 911 Communications, and Airport Fire Rescue in the public safety mission of the organization and oversight of all capital projects, equipment and personnel of the Fire Department, as well as the $52 million operating budget.

Following an extensive search which produced more than 36 candidates, Wolverton was selected by Mayor Ollie S. Tyler in February, 2015 to serve as Shreveport’s 15th Fire Chief since 1891. Prior to his appointment Wolverton  served as the Chief of Special Operations and Safety.  


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City of Shreveport, Louisiana