Mike started his fire service career as a volunteer Firefighter in Williamsport, MD in 1990, in which he served for 10 years. Starting in 1996 he spent seven years as a career Firefighter for the City of Martinsburg, WV Fire Department.
In 2003 he was hired by Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, VA, which is a large combination system that currently has 650 career employees and over 1,000 volunteer members. Since his hiring Mike has promoted through the ranks of Firefighter, Technician, Lieutenant, Captain and currently holds the rank of Battalion Chief.
Through his career in Loudoun County Mike has worked in various areas of the Department to include: Recruit Training, Operations, Hazardous Materials Response, Special Operations and is currently assigned as the Battalion Chief of the Office of Health, Safety and Wellness. He has a BS in Fire Science from Columbia Sothern University and has been an FDSOA ProBoard nationally certified Incident Safety Officer and Health and Safety Officer since 2016.
He is very active in various committees to include serving as the Chair of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue Systems Health, Safety and Wellness Committee, and a facilitator for the Department’s Vehicle Accident Review Committee. Additionally, he represents his Department on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Health and Safety Committee, which is composed of 17 jurisdictions in the Washington D.C. region.
Chief Johnson is proud to be a part of a successful combination system that focuses on the health, safety and wellness of its members. He looks forward to taking the successes of Loudoun County and using these to continue to strengthen the FDSOA and its mission.