Hollis Fire and Rescue-Retired
Mike McCormick served the volunteer fire service for 30 years. He served in many capacities from secretary to public information officer to assistant chief. He spent many long hours away from his family serving his community and spent many hours talking with public officials, visiting officials and writing letters to help get additional funding for his fire department. He obtained several grants that not only helped his department but the residents of his community. He served as an officer for the Alabama Firefighters Association 4 to 5 years. He was second vice-president, first vice-president and currently serves as secretary. In addition he has served as newsletter editor for the association. He served with three different departments and always had his department at heart. In the late 80′s he led a fund raising drive to obtain funds for an extrication tool for Morrison Cross Roads Fire Department. He was able to raise over $12,000 in just a couple of months. This was just the second set of tools in the entire county. In 1998, he worked with the Randolph County Emergency Management Agency to obtain funds to install a radio in every county school and in every county school bus. In the last few years he helped the City of Wedowee obtain funds to construct a new fire station. In 2007, he obtained a grant for the purchase of a Polaris Ranger for Hollis Fire Department. At age 51, he was forced to retire from the fire service due to medical reasons.