Fire Academy Coordinator
Mike began his fire service career in 1998 as a Volunteer Firefighter in the Willamette Valley while attending college. In 1999 he went to work as a full time career firefighter with Hillsboro Fire Department. In 2003, Mike moved to southern Oregon and began a new chapter with Medford Fire-Rescue.
Since 2003, Mike has been involved with Medford’s Training Committee, Instructor for Recruit Academies, Program Manager for Forcible Entry, Instructor for NFPA 1403 Live Fire as well as Extreme Fire Behavior Training. At the 2008 OFIA conference, Mike was rated as the best instructor for the hands-on training portion of the conference.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration from Western Oregon University with a minor in Biology and an Associate of Science in Fire Protection Technology from Chemeketa Community College. He is accredited Fire Officer II and Fire Instructor II.
Mike is originally from the New England area but has called Oregon home since the early nineties. In his spare time he enjoys designing and fabricating training props, scuba diving and flying airplanes.
AS Fire Science, Chemeketa Community College
BS, Fire Administration Western Oregon University
Fire Officer II and Fire Instructor II