Fred Sanders

Title: Assistant to Fire Chief
Phone: 318-673-6652

The Administrative Division is under the direction of Assistant to the Fire Chief Fredrick Sanders. This position provides direct and logistical support to the Fire Chief in the daily execution of his duties; has overall responsibility for the department’s $52.1 million operating budget; and supervises the Administrative Office Staff.

Chief Sanders, a native of Louisiana, and a graduate of Airline High School. He joined the Shreveport Fire Department in March 1990. During his career in the Operations Division, he worked as Firefighter/ EMT before being promoted to Fire Inspector in 1994. Sanders served as post-certified Investigator in the Administrative and Criminal Investigative Section of the Department’s Fire Prevention Division. His other fire service roles also include positions as Bomb Technician, Arson K-9 handler and Public Educator. On April 2, 2009, Sanders was promoted to Assistant to the Fire Chief after serving provisionally in the position for seven months.

Chief Sanders possesses a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Management from Wiley College and an associate degree in Safety and Hazardous Material Technology from Southern University at Shreveport. Chief Sanders currently serves as the Director of the Shreveport Fire Department’s Strategic Planning Team. 

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