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Posted on: August 2, 2019

The City of Olivette Names New Fire Chief

The City of Olivette’s Fire and EMS Department has a new leader.

S Carman website picOlivette is pleased to announce that Chief Steve Carman has accepted the position of Fire Chief effective August 26th, 2019. Chief Carman brings comprehensive knowledge of fire suppression and prevention, EMS, emergency management, and the expertise to develop and administer operating and capital budgets.

Chief Carman graduated from East Central College in Union, MO from the Paramedic program. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Fire Service Administration in 2016 and a Master of Business Administration in 2019 from Lindenwood University.

Before accepting this position, Chief Carman served with the City of Richmond Heights Fire Department for 30 years, beginning his career in 1989. He was promoted to Battalion Chief in 2010 and Fire Chief in 2016.

Chief Carman grew up in Washington, Missouri graduating in 1985 from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School. He has four kids: Erika, Tyler, Philip and Gretchen, and four grandchildren with one on the way.

He has a lot to share with the City of Olivette as he enjoys fishing, hunting, sports, going to Blues and Cardinals games, floating, relaxing while listening to music, and outdoor activities. He hopes to eventually retire to a farm and care for animals.

Chief Carman comes from a family of Firefighters. His brother works for the Valley Park Fire Department, his brother-in-law works for the Glendale Fire Department, and his father is a retired Firefighter from Washington, MO. 

Chief Carman brings experience and a proven track record of success in the Fire & EMS field, which will be invaluable in meeting the departmental goals and objectives. The City of Olivette is confident Chief Carman will be an excellent match for this position and a strong asset to the Olivette Fire Department.

If you would like more information, please call Communications Manager Kiana Fleming at 314-983-5280 or email

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