Assistant Chief of Operations/Deputy EMC, Michael Frost is responsible the day to day operations of the Tyler Fire Department Fire and Rescue Services. He also serves as the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator in times of disaster or other emergencies. He began his service with the Tyler Fire Department in 1996. He progressed through the ranks of Fire Fighter, Engineer, Captain, and Battalion Chief and was promoted to Assistant Chief on February 12, 2017.
Chief Frost is certified through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection as a Structural Firefighter-Master. He is also a R.N. TBN, current in ACLS and a certified EMT-Basic. Other certificates include Vehicle Rescue Technician Level I-III, Confine Space Technician, Trench Rescue Technician Level I-III, Fire Service Instructor I, Fire officer II, NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Technician, Rope Rescue Technician, All Hazards Incident Management Certificate,Texas A&M, and has completed the Emergency Management Institutes Professional Development Series in Emergency Management. He was the Salutatorian of the Kilgore Fire Academy 1996.
Chief Frost also served in the USAF as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician prior to joining the Tyler Fire Department. He is a 2015 graduate of the City of Tyler Leadership Academy, Leadership Tyler Class of #31-2018, and holds a Green Belt Lean Six Sigma. He has served as an instructor for TJC, holds a Degree in Nursing and R.N. licensure through the Texas Board of Nursing, has earned an Associate Degree in Fire Administration, and continues to work toward his bachelor’s degree in fire administration and fire protection technologies. He has one daughter that graduated from the University of Houston and is currently beginning clinical rotations with St. George University School of Medicine.