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Michael "Mick" Mayers
  • 60, Male
  • Hilton Head Island, SC
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands
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Excellent Example of How Collaboration Should Work
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Started this discussion. Last reply by 3to0j9iil995l Jul 12, 2011.

LEED Green Certification for Fire Stations
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Mick Mayers's Page

Feel free to drop in and check out my blog, Firehouse Zen. It's a site that is intended to discuss fire and emergency service leadership issues, especially as they revolve around change and a commitment to excellence. See you there.

Firehouse Zen - Fire and Emergency Service Blog

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Lives in:
Hilton Head Island, SC
Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue
Battalion Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Rapidly replacing personnel who are retiring
Creating traditions in a young department
Returning our department to our previously excellent reputation
Facilitating change for growth and increased customer service
Professional Qualifications:
Fire Science Degree - Savannah Technical College
NFA Executive Fire Officer
NPQ and IFSAC Fire Officer, Instructor, HAZMAT Tech, Ladder Driver/Operator, Firefighter certifications, National Registry Paramedic
Topics you provide training for:
Incident Command, Fire and Emergency Service Management and Leadership, Heavy/Technical Rescue
Areas of expertise:
Incident Command, Emergency Services Management, and organizational development for special teams, especially in regard to issues of strategic planning, implementation, budgeting, political action, and intragovernmental relations.
Deputy Director, South Carolina US&R Task Force One
Vice-Chairman, State Urban Search and Rescue Alliance (SUSAR)
Chairman, NFPA 1006- Pro Quals for Rescue Technicians
Emergency service instructor, author, and consultant
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At 12:11pm on January 1, 2009, Jim Mason said…
Thanks for joining CSF (Common Sense Firefighting). It's a fire ground decision making and leadership page on the site. Jump into any discussion at any time. There are some good ones going right now. I think you'll like the threads on the page by looking at your page here and the web site. We could use your perspective. How many members do you get on the first due alarm Hilton Head FD?
Jim Mason
Chgo FD
At 1:02pm on November 2, 2008, Mark Gregory said…
Hey Chief, hope all is well. Wife is looking at some houses in your neck of the woods. Would love to pick your brain if you get a chance. Can you drop me an email at

At 11:29pm on April 11, 2008, David Ebel said…
Greeting Chief,

Spent 8 years in Georgia... have been a Fire Chaplain/Firefighter for over 25 years in all.

Our new project is a web site to provide stress support to all responders... it is staffed by highly trained responders to care for the responders in need.

Please check it out:

Visit Emergency and Disaster Responders
At 3:41pm on April 10, 2008, Scott Richardson said…
Hey Chief,

Thanks for the reply on the Building a Team discussion! Celebrating successes is often overlooked because we are all so damn driven! Step back, take a breath and then charge on!

Thanks again!
At 12:19am on April 8, 2008, Michael Carpenter said…
I might be a crazy, but schappy in a speedo, will make me want to sleep with those snakes.
I have a DHL office next to mine, they might get the snake to you faster than the men in brown
At 8:09pm on April 7, 2008, Jason Walters said…
Yes, It looks like a good site. Just got back from the Command Staff Meeting and Loggie day in Cola.
At 10:42pm on April 5, 2008, Tiger Schmittendorf said…
Imagine that.

Read your blog. Definitely a different world here. None of the nonsense of the other place so far - but they both have value.

It's pretty neat to be able to connect with some of the biggest names in the fire service - like yours.
At 10:20pm on April 5, 2008, Mike Walker said…
Hey yo Mickey!

Nice Pic man. Hope florida was a good trip.

Michael "Mick" Mayers's Blog

The Way of The Chief

I was told by a friend I need to swing by more often.  They, as usual, are right.

So I just posted some new content over at Firehouse Zen, titled The Way of The Chief.

Posted on April 15, 2011 at 4:19pm


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