The Fort Wayne Fire Department would like to announce the promotion of Captain Michael Miller to Assistant Chief of Training and Development Division. Captain Miller is a 12 year veteran of the Fort Wayne Fire Department and has a total of 21 years of experience in the fire service, having previously served as a volunteer firefighter as well as for the Auburn Fire Department prior to joining Fort Wayne's Fire Department. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2002 and has served as a Captain in the Operations Division since 2005. He has also been a member of the Technical Rescue Team since 2000.
Miller has been an instructor in the fire service for over 18 years and has worked extensively with numerous northeast Indiana fire departments in addition to Fort Wayne. "I expect Mike to be a valuable addition not only in directing the Fort Wayne Fire Department's training program but also someone that will help promote emergency response training throughout northeast Indiana in partnership with the Public Safety Academy of Northeast Indiana and the District 3 Training Council. He has always been dedicated to firefighter training and believes that good training is the backbone of any fire department," said Fire Chief Peter X. Kelly.
Captain Miller will be sworn in as an Assistant Fire Chief on February 23, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. at the City Clerk's office.