Employee of the Month


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City of Porterville
291 North Main Street
Porterville, CA 93257
(559)782-7499
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City of Porterville

November 2011 Employee of the Month

Lieutenant Mike Hildreth

Porterville Fire Department



Mike Hildreth was born in Redlands, California, and has lived in the Porterville area for approximately 37 years, growing up in Success Valley.  He attended Citrus South Tule Elementary School, Pioneer Jr. High School, Porterville High School, and Porterville College.

Mike began his career with the City of Porterville in 1998 when he was hired as a Reserve Firefighter.  In 1999 he became a full-time Firefighter with the department, and has worked his way through the ranks to his current position of Lieutenant.  In addition to his officer duties, Mike is also charged with developing and administering Wildland Firefighting Training to all shift personnel on an annual basis.  Mike also oversees the Reserve Firefighter Program.  As Reserve Program Coordinator, Mike is responsible for overseeing the recruitment and testing of all new Reserves, conducting the City’s in-house Reserve Academy, developing and administering monthly training sessions, and providing general supervision of the Reserves’ training program.

When asked to describe his favorite aspect of his job, Mike says that assisting members of the public when they are in need is very rewarding.  He also enjoys the camaraderie of working with his engine company, as well as training and drills to sharpen his skills and stay current with new life safety procedures and techniques.

Mike has been married to Patrice for eight years.  Together they have two beautiful daughters:  Logan, who will be five years in December, and Regan, who will be two years in February.  When not being utilized as a jungle gym by his girls, Mike enjoys golfing, cycling, and weight training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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