Battalion Chief Operations C-Shift - Michael Stapleton

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Assistant Chief Keith Eaton

Michael Stapleton is a 13 year veteran to the fire service. He started his career as an EMT for River Medical Ambulance. He then was hired on as a Full-Time Firefighter with Hualapai Valley Fire District. Michael then became a Full-Time Firefighter with Kingman Fire Department where he worked his way through the ranks and is currently serving as Battalion Chief of Operations for C-Shift.

Michael holds an Associate Degree in Fire Science and a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. He has been designated as Fire Officer by the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Michael also holds certifications as an NREMT Paramedic, AZ Division of Emergency Management HazMat Technician, Pro Board (HSO) Health and Safety Officer, Pro Board (ISO) Incident Safety Officer, Blue Card Incident Command, NASM Personal Trainer, CrossFit Level 2 Instructor, AZSFM Leadership I, II, & III, AZSFM Instructor, NFA Command and Control.

Growing up, he remembers looking up to the Firefighters and seeing the impact they had on our community. Now, he couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Michael enjoys helping others, during the good times and the bad and taking the opportunity to serve our community and help solve problems.