Chief Michael Johnson was educated at the Consumnes River College in California.
Chief Johnson began his Fire Service career in 1993 with the El Dorado County Fire Department as a resident firefighter. He joined the U.S. Forest Service Wildland Fire Suppression Staff in 1995 where he held positions from firefighter to division supervisor. He was an instructor of Fire Science courses from 2000 to 2004 at the College of Southern Nevada.
Chief Johnson began his career with the Clark County Fire Department in 2004 as a training instuctor for the Driver Operator Program. In March 2010, Chief Johnson was promoted to assistant fire chief over the Rural Division. The Rural Division consists of 13 volunteer fire stations that provide services outside of the urban area known as Las Vegas, but within Clark County.
Chief Johnson resides in Henderson with his wife, Inga, and their son, Camden.