The Fire administration is responsible for all operations of the department. Headed by the Fire Chief and Chief of EMS, the duties of fire administration include:

  • Preparation and control of the annual operating budget
  • Administration of the fire data processing systems (NFIRS)
  • Recruitment and enlistment of new employees
  • Provision of continuing education and training
  • Evaluation of the agency and its programs
  • Planning and for future service needs.

The department's administration staff includes the Fire Chief, the Chief of EMS, the Battalion Chief of Operations and Training, and administrative assistant.

Meet the Fire Chief Steve Lukin

Steve Lukin was sworn in as the City of Maplewood's first full-time Assistant Fire Chief in May 1999. He was promoted to Fire Chief and Emergency Manager in March 2000. 


Chief Lukin began his firefighter career as a paid-per-call firefighter with the Gladstone Fire Department in October of 1977. He served as Firefighter/EMT, Pump Operator, Training Officer, Captain, District Chief and Assistant Chief. Also, he was the last Fire Chief of the Gladstone Fire Department before it merged into the Maplewood Fire Department. Steve was named the Gladstone Fire Department's Firefighter of the Year two times.


Chief Lukin is a Minnesota Certified Emergency Manager and a licensed Firefighter in Minnesota. He holds a certification in Local Hazard Zone Management and other fire and EMS certification. He is a 30-year member of the Minnesota Fire Chiefs Association. Chief Lukin 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.

Family Life

Chief Lukin and his wife, Kathy, are lifetime residents of Maplewood. They raised their three daughters in Maplewood and are still proud residents.

Steve Lukin

Meet the Chief of EMS Michael Mondor

Michael Mondor is the Chief of EMS for the Maplewood, MN Fire Department. Chief Mondor has over 16 years of experience working in volunteer, career, combination, hospital based, tiered response, police based and fire based EMS systems.


Chief Mondor is passionate about advancing the EMS profession and is specifically interested in Illness/Injury prevention, cardiac arrest resuscitation, and pediatric pre-hospital care. Prior to earning his Bachelor of Science from Waldorf College, he earned a Paramedic Diploma from Century College.


Chief Mondor lives in Stillwater, Minnesota with his wife, Ricki, and two sons.

Michael Mondor