John Miller is the Fire Chief for the City of Orlando Fire Department (OFD), a professional department with nearly 600 personnel. Chief Miller has over 28 years experience in the fire service, the last 25 years with the Orlando Fire Department. During his tenure with OFD, Chief Miller has held every rank in the department and has supervised every Division.
Chief Miller has worked for multiple fire departments throughout his career; from a small, one fire station department to a Metro-sized agency. He was a Deputy Chief when the department attained its ISO 1 rating in 2007, and as the Fire Chief, he has led the department through the successful renewal of its ISO 1 status and recently received a positive recommendation for International Accreditation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) on-site peer review team.
Upon his appointment as the 18th Fire Chief in 2010, Chief Miller, was faced with the imminent lay-off of 46 firefighters due to the economic decline of city revenues. He put together a dynamic team and, together, they researched, developed and implemented a Fire Based EMS Transport Program that has proved highly successful.
Chief Miller is a Florida State certified Firefighter, paramedic and Registered Nurse. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and is currently in the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program. He is a member of the IAFC and Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association, is a current nominee for a regional director’s position with the Florida Fire Chief’s Association, is on the Board of Directors for the Central Florida Fire Chief’s Association, the President of the Central Florida Fire Academy, Chairman of the Valencia College Fire Service Institute Advisory Board, and the Chairman of the Florida Task Force 4 USAR Consortium.