With more than 28 years of experience, Mike Myers has earned a reputation as a progressive industry-leading fire chief with an innovative approach to the complex safety and wellness issues facing communities.
Chief Myers currently runs Portland Fire & Rescue, the largest fire and rescue department in Oregon. He was hired in June 2016 with a promise to run Portland Fire & Rescue like a business. He quickly went to work and has his teams completing an ambitious three-year strategic plan that tackles goals such as zero fire deaths, zero traffic fatalities, zero firefighter casualties, and zero neighbors neglected.
Myers retired as fire chief for Las Vegas Fire & Rescue in early 2013 after 26 years of service. Under his leadership, the department earned re-accreditation with the Center for Public Safety Excellence, which added to its impressive ISO Class I Rating. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue is one of few departments in the world with both prestigious titles.
In 2014, Myers returned to the fire service as fire chief and emergency manager for St. Charles, Missouri, with a population of 70,000 and a unique mix of defense industry and commercial holdings.
Myers is nationally known for his EMS leadership. He has been featured on the Discovery Channel for innovation, and holds a B.S. in healthcare administration.
Myers and his wife Tara, a community-minded couple with an affinity for all things outdoors and the quirky friendliness of Portland, are happy to call The City of Roses home.