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

April 2013 Employee of the Month

Michael Brodbeck

Fire Department

Michael was born and raised near Pismo Beach in Nipomo, California. In 2006, he graduated from Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria with an Associate of Science degree in Fire Technology. Later that year, he completed the State Fire Training course requirement’s for certification as a Firefighter 1.

Before coming to Porterville, Michael spent four years as a firefighter with the Nipomo Fire Department and worked in the Cal-Fire, San Diego Ranger Unit as a seasonal firefighter.

Michael began his career with the City of Porterville in June of 2008. In October of 2011, he accepted a position in the Fire Investigation Unit as a Fire/Arson Investigator and has recently become an Acting Engineer. In December 2012, Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Studies through Brandman University.

Michael was selected as Employee of the Month for his great work ethic and positive attitude, his willingness to assume additional responsibilities and assignments, and for helping to meet the goals and objectives of the Porterville Fire Department.

Michael has been married to Janelle for three years.  They have a beautiful little girl, Samantha Rose.  In his free time, Michael enjoys camping, biking, and hiking and spending time with his family.

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