Bill Mikesell, Leadership Associate
Fire Chief Bill Mikesell retired after 40 years in the fire service. He spent 28 years with the Vancouver Fire Department, then served as fire chief 12 years in California outside of Sacramento. He served on incident management teams in Washington and in California.
Chief Mikesell is an Executive Fire Officer graduate of the National Fire Academy, and he holds a Master of Public Administration degree. Chief Mikesell is currently the Emergency Response Planning Coordinator for The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA.
Chief Mikesell is committed to developing, mentoring, and coaching public safety leaders. Chief Mikesell has instructed Incident Command and leadership courses for P.O.S.T.; California Highway Patrol; The California State Fire Marshal; Washington State Patrol, Washington State Fire Marshal; and F.E.M.A.
Chief Mikesell continues to consult and teach in the states of California, New York, Washington, and throughout the United States.