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Fire Chief: Michael (Mike) R. Duyck, EFO, CFO, MIFireE
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Fire Chief Mike DuyckMike Duyck is the Fire Chief/Chief Executive Officer of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R), Oregon’s largest fire district, with a service area covering eleven cities and portions of four counties, in over 390 square miles. He is responsible for a progressive combination agency comprised of over 542 career firefighters and support staff, and about 87 support volunteers, who provide fire, emergency medical, and specialty rescue services to approximately 500,000 citizens.

Chief's History
Chief Duyck has over 30 years experience in the fire service, starting his firefighting career at Washington County (OR) Fire District #2, and later joining the City of Lake Oswego (OR) Fire Department in 1988. He joined TVF&R in 1995 and became Fire Chief in September 2010. He has served in all ranks of emergency services as well as fleet services, human resources, logistics, emergency management, and government affairs.

Chief Duyck has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Business Administration and an Associate Degree in Fire Science. He holds numerous certifications in emergency operations and is an Oregon-certified Paramedic. He completed the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program, is designated as a Center for Public Safety Excellence Chief Fire Officer (CFO), and is a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers.

Outside the District
In addition to being the Past President of the Western Fire Chiefs Association, he serves as their representative on the International Association of Fire Chiefs Board of Directors in the role of International Director – Western Division. He is Vice Chair of Oregon’s State Interoperability Executive Council, and a member of the Department of Homeland Security Executive Committee for SAFECOM. Chief Duyck is also involved in local, state, and national initiatives addressing emergency communications dispatch, interoperability, mobile healthcare, fire service innovation and technology, intergovernmental affairs, government efficiency and economic development.

In his personal time, Chief Duyck and his wife Ann enjoy watching their daughter’s basketball and softball team, and spending time on their small family farm.

TVF&R has a long-standing history of being a data-driven organization. Under Chief Duyck’s leadership, it was one of the first fire agencies in the nation to implement an alternative response unit – a response car staffed with a single paramedic deployed on low acuity calls. Additionally, in 2011 TVF&R kicked off its data-driven community risk reduction initiative, in which crews at all 25 career fire stations analyze specific risks in their community and implement targeted solutions to help minimize life and property loss. In 2012, TVF&R implemented Oregon’s first PulsePoint mobile app as a means to dispatch CPR-trained citizen rescuers to the scene of public cardiac arrests occurring in their immediate vicinity. The app is anticipated to help increase TVF&R’s cardiac survival rate, which has ranged between 11-23 percent for the past several years.

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