Battalion Chief Mike Shaffer

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Chief Shaffer was promoted to the position of Battalion Chief with the Fire District on April 2, 2006. He has been with the Fire District since April of 1991 and has held the positions of Firefighter, Engine Driver, Rescue Drive, Truck Driver, Paramedic, Airboat Operator, Station Captain, Truck Captain and Acting Battalion Chief.

Prior to being promoted to Battalion, Chief Shaffer served as a Platoon Training Officer and Station Captain. Chief Shaffer has been a long time member of the State and Federal Urban Search and Rescue Program and the Fire District's local and State Water Rescue Programs.
He is a veteran of various National incidents including the Oklahoma City Bombing, the World Trade Center Collapse and Hurricane Katrina (New Orleans).