Steve Lukin was sworn in as the City of Maplewood’s first full-time Assistant Fire Chief in May 1999 and was promoted to Fire Chief/Emergency Manager in March 2000. Steve began his fire career as a paid-per-call firefighter in October of 1977 with the Gladstone Fire Department serving as Firefighter/EMT, Pump Operator, Training Officer, Captain, District Chief, Assistant Chief and he was the last Fire Chief of the Gladstone Fire Department before they merged into the Maplewood Fire Department. Steve was twice named the Gladstone Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year.
Steve is a Minnesota Certified Emergency Manager, a licensed Firefighter in Minnesota, holds a certification in Local Hazard Zone Management, other fire and EMS certification and is a 30-year member of the Minnesota Fire Chiefs Association. Steve earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. He is active in a variety of community and non-profit organizations.
Steve and his wife Kathy are lifetime residents of Maplewood. They raised their three daughters in Maplewood and are still proud residents.