Greenwood City Firefighter Mike McAlister has served Greenwood for the last nine years as a firefighter and a first responder. “I just wanted to help the community,” said McAlister. “I wanted to be a part of something and I have loved it. I like the people I work with.

Mike is a member of the swift water rescue team, the search and rescue team, the high angle rescue team, Firefighter II, as well as a first responder.

McAlister was promoted to Lieutenant just over a year and half ago. He also serves as the chairman of the Advertising and Promotion Commision and sits on the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Board.

Mike graduated from Greenwood High School in 1988, went into the Marines where he served in Desert Storm.

McLister has been married to his wife, Kimberly, for 27 years. They have two children Brady, who is 18 and Jaxon who is 15 .