Fire Science Faculty
Michael began his fire-service career in the Fire Service in 1993 as a volunteer at Jackson County Fire District 4, in Shady Cove, Oregon. He currently works full time as a Company Officer with Grants Pass Fire Rescue, and is also the Technical Rescue Team Leader. He has worked at RCC part-time since 2001 as an instructor in the fire academy, and he has coordinated Firefighter Survival training incorporating Jackson and Josephine Counties.
Michael credits his mentors that have helped him along the way, as his own motivation to teach.
In his free time he enjoys hiking and traveling with his wife, Heather.
Education and Qualifications
Associates Degree in Fire Science, Rogue Community College
Bachelor's Degree in Fire Administration, Eastern Oregon University
NFPA Instructor III
NFPA Fire Officer III
President, International Association of Firefighters, Local #3564
President, Rouge Interagency Training Association, 2008/09