Fire Chief/Emergency Manager
Virginia, MN, Fire Department
Allen Lewis is the fire chief of the Virginia, MN, Fire Department and an adjunct professor in the College of Safety and Emergency Services at Columbia Southern University. He is a nationally registered paramedic, a certified IFSAC Fire Officer, Instructor, and Investigator with the Minnesota Board of Fire Training and Education. Lewis holds dual associate of applied science degrees in fire suppression technology, and emergency medical technology-paramedic from Chemeketa Community College, a bachelor’s degree in fire service administration from Western Oregon University, a master’s of public administration at Columbia Southern University and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program.