Mick Mayers is the Deputy Chief of Operations with the Hilton Head Island (SC) Fire and Rescue Department and a Deputy Director of the South Carolina Emergency Response Task Force’s Urban Search and Rescue Program (SC-TF1). Chief Mayers began his emergency service career in Bridgeport, PA in 1980.

Chief Mayers is a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program and holds a degree in Fire Science Technology from Savannah Technical Institute. In addition to instructor certifications in emergency management and technical rescue, he maintains professional certifications as a chief fire officer, hazardous materials technician, and paramedic.

Chief Mayers is a co-founder of the State Urban Search and Rescue Alliance, a
consortium of US&R teams from over 40 states and served as the first
Board Vice-Chairman.  Chief Mayers is also the Chairman of NFPA 1006,
Professional Qualifications for Rescue Technicians and is a Principal Member
of the NFPA Professional Qualifications Technical Correlating Committee. 
He is an author and consultant, as well as hosting his popular blog at