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Michael Lloyd
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  • Ceresco, NE
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Lives in:
Ceresco, NE
York Fire Department
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Professional Qualifications:
AS Fire Science
Fire Instructor III
Fire Officer III
Fire Inspector III
HAZMAT Technician
HAZMAT Incident Command
Driver Operator-Pumper, Tender, ARFF
Emergency Medical Technician
Topics you provide training for:
Fire Instructor
Incident Command
Building Construction
ARFF Firefighting
Areas of expertise:
Leadership, Mentoring, and Instruction
Michael Lloyd began his fire service career in 1980, serving with a variety of career and volunteer departments throughout this time. He is currently serving as the Chief of York Fire Department, a combination fire department providing Fire and EMS services to the City of York, York Rural Fire District. Also, the York Fire Department provides ALS Ambulance services to all of York County. Michael is a Part Time Instructor with the Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Training Division since 1997 teaching HAZMAT, Incident Command, Building Construction and Fire Instructor among courses. He is serving as a Director for the Nebraska Society of Fire Service Instructors. Michael is involved as a mentor in the Teammates Mentoring program helping youth become prepared for their futures.
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How Trusses Affect Firefighter Safety

I submitted this as part of my Fire Science degree program.

Building construction has had an impact on the outcomes of the firefighter’s ability to survive in a hostile fire environment. The types of construction have evolved over the years, with residential construction be built using lighter and lighter materials. Additionally, the contents of residential occupancies have changed, both in quantity, but also in the what those materials are made of. The increase in contents made of…


Posted on September 28, 2016 at 3:30pm

How Leadership Can Affect an Organization.

This is a paper I wrote for a college class. I hope you enjoy.

Ronald Reagan says it pretty clearly; "The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things." All people crave leadership. What makes up leadership, and how can it be defined. How does leadership effect your organization and life? When I speak of the organization, it could mean family, community, workplace or anywhere that…


Posted on September 21, 2016 at 7:00pm

How Well Do You Know Your Crew?

As the leader of your crew, do you know the people you are working alongside? I spend nearly as much time with my crew as my own family. If I want to successfully lead my crew I need to know as much about them as they will allow me to know. 

I want to know about their wife and children. I find it enjoyable to see their families grow. I find it hard when they are going through hardships. 

I have…


Posted on September 4, 2016 at 7:00am

Do We Make Others Feel Safe?

Do those we lead feel safe? Of course we should be providing for their physical safety at all times, and there is a lot of safety considerations that must be made. I am talking about emotional safety.

Do the people on your crew feel safe to make decisions? Do they feel safe to make mistakes?

I am hoping that I have instilled a feeling of safety in my crew to make decisions. Whether in routine station and public situations they should all feel that…


Posted on August 30, 2016 at 7:00am

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