The Boaz Fire Department is led by Mike Sparks. Prior to his appointment as Fire Chief by mayor Tim Walker and the City Council in May 2009, Mike was a captain in the Albertville Fire Department, where he had served since 1982, with the exception of a four-year stint from 1986 to 1990 at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
Chief Sparks has led improvements in Boaz firefighter and fire safety training. He also started the efforts and led the planning necessary to establish an ambulance service with highly trained personnel and state-of-the-art equipment.
Mike is an avid outdoors man and enjoys cycling and marathon competition along with other activities with family and friends. Chief Sparks is proud to lead the Boaz Fire and Rescue team that serves the people of Boaz and surrounding communities.