Chiefs

Michael Yanz

Michael Yanz

Chief/Director

Rod Pfiester

Rod Pfiester

Deputy Chief

Don Drent

Don Drent

Training Chief

Training Deputy Chief Donald R. Drent is a second generation Fire Fighter, following the career path of his father.

In January of 1977 Chief Drent entered the United States Air Force and served his country as Fire Protection Specialist stationed in New Mexico and the Republic of Turkey. In April 1982 Chief Drent was assigned to the 3340th Technical Training Group at Chanute Air Force Base Illinois.  During his tenure he achieved his Master Instructor Certification, while teaching Fire Protection Specialist’s course, Crash Rescue Fire Fighting, Advanced Rescue and the Fire Chiefs Fire Ground and Command course. 

In April of 1992 Chief Drent was selected and assigned to the Department of Defense Manned Space Flight, based at Edwards Air Force Base California.  In this assignment Chief Drent was the lead instructor for the Space Shuttle System and Rescue Operations. Chief Drent provided specialized training for Firefighters throughout world to supporting NASA’s flight operations.

In May 1994, Chief Drent retired and was honorably discharged from the United State Air Force. Throughout his tenure Chief Drent obtained the following IFSCA/ProBoard Certifications, Fire Fighter II, Fire Instructor I, II and III, Fire Inspector I & II, Fire Investigation I & II, Driver/Pumper Operator, ARFF Operator, Fire Officer I.

 In addition to meeting the requirements of Michigan Fire Fighting Training Council (MFFTC),Firefighter II, Fire Instructor I, II & III, Fire Officer I, McNeil EVOC Drivers Training Instructor, ISFSI 1403 Live Fire Instructor.

Chief Dent’s passion is creating a culture for firefighters, which is a positive learning environment. Allowing the organization to be the best at what they do. One community One Team.