Mick Mayers
  • 55, Male
  • Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
  • United States
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Mick Mayers's Discussions

Firefighter in Australia Looking for Likes!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mick Mayers Dec 30, 2012. 2 Replies

Zen Zone on Firehouse Zen

Started this discussion. Last reply by ashfire Jul 17, 2011. 2 Replies

Here We Go Again

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cory Apr 9, 2011. 7 Replies

Paradigm Shift Ahead? There Should Be

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roy Walker Apr 5, 2011. 1 Reply

Hogs To The Trough - What Say You?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mick Mayers Feb 21, 2011. 24 Replies


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Mick Mayers's Blog

We Try Harder - Firehouse Zen

Posted on April 27, 2011 at 11:02pm 0 Comments

The Way of The Chief

Posted on April 15, 2011 at 1:16pm 0 Comments

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Battalion Chief / Division Chief
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Hilton Head Island, SC
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Hilton Head Island (SC) Fire & Rescue - Truck 6
SC US&R Task Force 1
Sea Pines Forest Beach (SC) Fire Department
Hilton Head (SC) Rescue Squad
Bluffton Twp. (SC) Fire District
Hilton Head (SC) Fire Department
Bridgeport (PA) Fire Company #1
My Training:
Savannah Technical College; Associates Degree in Fire Science
National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program
NPQ Fire Officer, Instructor, Driver/Operator
NREMT Paramedic
US&R and Technical Rescue Instructor and Author
Truck Company and Tillered Aerial Operations Instructor
About Me:
State Urban Search and Rescue Alliance; Vice-Chairman
NFPA 1006 PQ for Rescue Technicians; Chairman
NFPA Pro Quals Technical Correlation Committee; Principal
Author for several webzines and blogs on special operations, technical rescue, disaster response, and emergency service leadership subject matter
Day Job:
Relationship Status:
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Family; great-grandfather, grandfather, father, uncles, and my brother are/were all on the job.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Creating a revolution in how we do things, while celebrating traditions.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Enlightened and inspired leadership for emergency managers
Education of emergency leaders in political issues and action
Customer service in a diverse and largely unappreciative society
Getting leaders to realize that planning can be a good thing
Change will happen whether you like it or not

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At 9:04pm on April 11, 2012, Emmaleigh Hardy said…

Thanks for the welcoming! I just read your blog, I really like it. Thanks for sharing that with me.

At 8:42pm on April 11, 2012, Donald Wills said…



Sweet man, thanks for the invite. Check out our FB page, just started it, so its a work in progress!

At 8:41pm on April 11, 2012, Beth Mroz said…

Hi Mick,

Thank you for the welcome and I will check out your blog!

Stay safe,


At 11:13am on January 26, 2011, mocanu florin said…
waiting for reply
At 11:12am on January 26, 2011, mocanu florin said…
how can I get myself an American firefighter helmet would be a nice trophy???? /nobody has something to us
At 11:07am on January 26, 2011, mocanu florin said…
thanks for post you have 3 daughter I have 2
At 12:13am on November 26, 2010, Tim Lively said…
Thanks for the hello on FFN I am still getting used to the site. I am faceless so if I ever get on I will stop by.
At 1:00pm on October 11, 2010, Janet Morlock said…
Thanks for the welcome, I'll check out Zen....I could use a little more zen in my life!
At 6:38am on October 11, 2010, frans said…
hello, nice to meet You, Sir.
At 2:24pm on September 9, 2010, Justin Scott said…
just stopping by to say hello. stay safe

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