Mosier Fire is delighted to announce that we have hired a new Chief, Michael Carlson. His start date is Monday April 17. You can stop by and meet him at Mosier Fire, at Spring Fest on Saturday April 22, and read his self introduction below.
But first, we have a request on how you can help Mosier Fire. Chief Michael Carlson is moving to Mosier from Texas. He understands that it’s a challenge to find housing in Mosier, so he has purchased a 32’ travel trailer. He needs a place to set it up for some months while he finds permanent housing. If you might be able to help him out please email him at email@example.com or call/text 409-392-5466.
Welcome Chief Michael Carlson!
Hello! I would like to introduce myself. My name is Michael Carlson. I am the Mosier Fire District’s newly hired Fire Chief. I’d like to let you know about me. I was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I spent my teenage years in Westminster, Colorado and my adult life travelling the country as a member of the United States Army.
I served 22 years, 2 months, and 2 days defending this great nation (but who’s counting). While serving, I spent 17 years as a Military Firefighter. A little-known fact is that there are less than 300 Active Duty Firefighters in the Army. I was blessed to have seen the Northern Lights in Alaska, the famous Pike’s Place Market and the three orca pods in Washington, teaching and mentoring the young minds of the future fire service at the Louis F Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy in San Angelo, Texas.
After my time was over in the military, I started a wonderful career with the La Marque Fire Department in La Marque, Texas (just north of Galveston, Texas). During my tenure there, I started as a Firefighter/Paramedic and rose to be the Interim Fire Chief before leaving for another opportunity. I have served the last two years as a council member for the City of La Marque, Texas.
Looking back, throughout my life, I have been fortunate to learn a lot, from fighting house fires in -50-degree weather to helping a mother deliver a baby on the side of a major interstate, but TRULY the best experience I have had is getting to meet, befriend, serve, and work for the people in the communities in which I have lived and worked.
I am happily married to my wonderful and amazing wife Sabryna for the last 17 years and have 8 kids (two biological children, four adopted through the foster care system and two that call us mom and dad).
I look forward to serving the wonderful citizens and visitors of Mosier and I hope to get the chance to meet everyone.