100 Blackjack Rd. Argo, AL 35173


Chief Mike Platts Bio

 Chief Platts


Chief Mike Platts has been with Argo Fire and Rescue since May of 1991, when he started out as one of the department’s volunteers.  He has since progressed through the ranks and was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief in March of 1998.  As Deputy Chief he was heavily involved in day to day operations of the department and played an instrumental role in turning the all volunteer department into a combination department which included volunteers as well as paid personnel. 

In May of 2000 he was promoted to the position of Fire Chief, for the Town of Argo.  As Fire Chief, he has taken great strides in improving the fire protection for the citizens of Argo.  Chief Platts has accomplished this by addressing key areas such as adding personnel, encouraging daily and monthly training, and purchasing much needed equipment.  These actions were noted when Argo Fire Department’s ISO rating improved from a 6/9 to a 4/9, which was among the best in the area, and helped the citizens of Argo, by lowering their cost of homeowners insurance. 

Chief Platts is a Firefighter and EMT-Paramedic, and has numerous certifications in such areas as Fire Ground Operations, Hazardous Materials, and National Incident Management System. Mike and his wife, Cindy, reside in Argo along with their children.   



Operations and Facilities




The City of Argo Fire and Rescue currently operates 2 stations. Station 1 is located at Argo City Hall, 100 Blackjack Road, Station 2 is located at 8885 Gadsden Hwy. The Department is a combination career/volunteer structure which provides 2 full-time and 1 part-time Firemedics on duty 24 hours a day, 7 Engine 953days a week, plus available volunteer Firefighters. The Department currently has automatic mutual aid agreements with surrounding fire departments. The Argo Fire Department maintains a current Class 4 ISO insurance rating which results in lower insurance rates for residents and business.


 All Department Firefighters must be certified to at least the Emergency Medical Technician(EMT-B) or Paramedic level. All Argo Paramedics have completed Advanced Cardiac Life Support training that focuses on the recognition and rapid treatment of cardiac problems. All Engine Companies and Rescue Service trucks are ALS equipped and carry the latest modern cardiac monitor/defibrillators.


In addition to modern fire suppression equipment, the Argo Fire Department is trained and equipped as an Wildland Firefighting Unit to protect the vast wildland urban interface within our area. We are equipped with a modern Brush Service Truck which has pump and roll capabilites

 Brush 971Engine 951











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Contact Argo Fire Deptartment

Argo Fire & Rescue

100 Blackjack Rd

Trussville, AL 35173


NAME                                TELEPHONE

Chief Mike Platts             (205)352-2109

Lt. Chris Slavich              (205)352-2109

Fax Number                  (205)352-2128

City Hall                        (205)352-2120



Sunday, 19 August 2018

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