Michael R. Duyck, EFO, CFO, MIFireE
Fire Chief, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (Ore.)
Chief Mike 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 11 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 about 500,000 citizens.
Chief Duyck has over 30 years’ experience in the fire service, having started his firefighting career at Washington County (Ore.) Fire District #2 and joining the City of Lake Oswego (Ore.) 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 BS degree in fire business administration and an associate degree in fire science. He holds many certifications in emergency operations and is an Oregon-certified paramedic. He completed the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program, is designated as a Center for Public Safety Excellence Chief Fire Officer and is a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers.
In addition to being the past president of the Western Fire Chiefs Association, he serves as the vice chair of Oregon’s State Interoperability Executive Council and is 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 teams and spending time on their small family farm.