Mike was born and raised in South Florida and has been involved in public safety since an early age. Mike began his interest in the fire rescue field at age 14 when he became a member of the newly formed Margate Fire Rescue Explorer Program. Mike continued his involvement in the explorer program with Margate Fire Rescue, as well as the Margate Police Department, until age 18. Mike’s career continued in public service as a police and fire dispatcher with the City of Fort Lauderdale, a Public Safety Aide for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, a fire rescue dispatcher for the Broward Sheriff’s Office (formerly known as Broward County Fire Rescue), and then as a volunteer firefighter/EMT for the Coral Springs – Parkland Fire Department in 2000.
Since being hired full-time in 2001, Mike has immersed himself in many different aspects of the fire department as well as other community and professional organizations. In 2005 he was promoted to Driver Engineer, then Lieutenant in 2009, and Captain in 2010. Mike became a Step-Up Battalion Chief in 2011 where he was responsible for commanding incident scenes and managing the shift he was assigned.
In 2014 Mike was promoted to Division Chief and is currently assigned to fire administration. Mike is responsible for uniforms, station and mobile computers, cellular phones and air cards, department standard operating procedures and policies, the fire explorer program, TeleStaff (the agency time manager and payroll system), and serves as the public information officer.
Mike is a member of the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA Florida Task Force II Search and Rescue Team. Mike was deployed to Gulfport Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the area in 2005, and Haiti in 2010 after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake destroyed that region.
Mike was sent to different regions of the country as a PIO, under the Florida PIO Deployment Team, to help victims of Hurricanes Ike, Charlie, and Katrina. As a PIO, he was part of the command staff who gathered vital information for victims so they knew where to get food, water, shelter, clothes, and other recovery information.
Mike was awarded the Firehouse Magazine Heroism and Community Service Award in 2002, Broward County EMT of the Year in 2003, State of Florida PIO of the Year in 2008, as well as multiple unit and team citations for specialty rescue calls within the City of Coral Springs.
To contact Division Chief of Fire Administration Mike Moser email@example.com