Poplar Bluff Fire Chief Mike Moffitt received his initial fire training at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas, Arkansas. He began his career with the Poplar Bluff Fire Department in December of 1996. He worked on A, B, and C shifts throughout his time as a Firefighter. Mike was promoted to Captain in June 2004 and worked as a Captain at Fire Station No. 3 on C shift until he was promoted to Battalion Chief in September 2008 and then moved to B shift at Station No.1. Mike was appointed interim Fire Chief for several months in 2020, before being promoted to Fire Chief in August 2021. Chief Moffitt has been an advocate for continuing education and training throughout his career.
The Poplar Bluff Fire Department protects 18,000 people in an area of 12 square miles with 33 on staff including the chief, assistant chief, six captains and 21 firefighters operating out of three stations.