Darrek Mitchell

Chief Officers & Support Staff
Title: Battalion Chief, A Shift
Phone: (406) 657-8248

Battalion Chief Mitchell has 27 years in the fire service. He started his career at Helena National Forest and began structural fire fighting in 1996.  Chief Mitchell then attended Utah Valley University to study Fire Science and was hired by the Billings Fire Department in 1998.  He worked his way through the ranks of Firefighter, Engineer, Captain and was promoted to Battalion Chief in 2018.  He is passionate about his advocacy for mental health as a Peer Support Specialist Lead and is a Big Sky Critical Incident Stress Management Team member. His focus is to help mitigate post-traumatic stress injuries and other issues that hinder the lives and work of fellow firefighters. Chief Mitchell lives in Billings and enjoys skiing, riding his motorcycle, traveling, and helping others through community and charitable organizations.


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