Fire Commander - Mike Vickers
Mike Vickers has been working with Marietta Fire Department since 1995. Since then, he has had a number of accomplishments that have proven him to be an invaluable member of the department. Mike excels in all aspects of technical rescue and spent the majority of his time working as a member of MFD’s Technical Rescue Team on Squad 52. Early in his career, he obtained certifications as Technical Rescue Technician and eventually as both an Instructor and an Evaluator. He is committed to excellence, and in 2004, the Chief rewarded that committed to excellence by promoting Mike to the rank of Firefighter Engineer.
For several years, Mike continued to make strides in the technical rescue arena; in 2009, the Chief promoted him to Lieutenant in charge of the technical rescue crews at station 52. He continued to hone his art, and made great contributions to the continual improvement of his crew and equipment. Showing much success as a working supervisor, Mike easily moved into the Station Commander’s role when Chief promoted him in 2012. He now holds the position of Training Division Commander. His primary responsibilities include scheduling, implementation, and documentation of in-service training for all personnel. He is heavily involved in hands-on training, and displays strong team and leadership traits.
Mike has a heart of service. In the aftermath of both Hurricane Katrina and the devastating earthquake in Haiti, he deployed with the Georgia Search and Rescue team to contribute to the recovery efforts. In 2006, Mike received the Distinguished Service Medal for his work in those areas. He was also named Officer of the Year in 2010.