Chief Graf was appointed Fire Chief in November 2016, following Fire Chief Michael E. McDermed’s retirement after 35 years as Chief and 45 years of service. Chief Graf has been with the Atchison Fire Department since 1993 where he has served as Lieutenant and Captain.
The Atchison Fire Department provides life safety, property conservation, public education, fire prevention, and emergency preparedness.
We perform the duties of the fire service with integrity and honor.
Atchison Fire Department has been operating as a full-time city department for over 100 years.
In addition to the fire chief, there are three shifts of full-time firefighters.
The department continues the tradition of outstanding service to the Atchison community by delivering fire suppression, medical first response service, fire prevention education, and fire safety inspections in the community.
The department ensures the highest level of training needed to keep fire personnel primed for any event. The fire department responds to an average of over 1100 calls per year.