December 16, 2021 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Joshua Mosher has been promoted to chief of the Midland Fire Department (MFD) effective January 1, 2022. He succeeds Chief Chris Coughlin, who will retire effective December 31, 2021.
Mosher joined the Midland Fire Department as fire marshal in 2012 and was promoted to his current role, assistant fire chief of training and safety, in 2017. During his tenure with the City, he has led the Firehouse Software Committee, assisted with implementing and training on the department’s ‘I Am Responding’ call back system, and was instrumental in the implementation of MFD’s Subject Matter Expert and Acting Fire Inspector programs. Mosher’s career accolades include being named Fire Inspector of the Year by the Michigan Fire Inspectors Society in 2015, Saginaw Township Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year in 2011, and Thomas Township Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year in 2002; and receiving the American Red Cross Celebration of Everyday Heroes Firefighter Award in 2003.
In addition to his accomplishments, Mosher brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. He holds an associate’s degree in fire science from Delta College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwood University. He also holds the following certifications: State of Michigan Fire Inspector, Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B), Fire Fighter II, Fire Officer I, II, & III, and Fire Service Instructor; the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Incident Management System/Incident Management System for Fire Service; and is certified as a fire plan examiner and fire inspector through the National Fire Protection Association.
“Josh’s extensive experience and vast knowledge as a first responder, coupled with his passion to serve the Midland community, make him the perfect candidate for this position,” said City Manager Brad Kaye. ”The Midland Fire Department is in very capable hands under his leadership and we look forward to his continued success in this new role.”
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