Meet Chief of Fire & EMS, Michael Mondor
Michael Mondor is the Chief of Fire & EMS for the Maplewood, MN Fire Department. Chief Mondor has over 19 years of experience working in volunteer, career, combination, hospital based, tiered response, police based and fire based EMS systems.
Chief Mondor is passionate about advancing the EMS profession and is specifically interested in Illness/Injury prevention, cardiac arrest resuscitation, and pediatric pre-hospital care. Prior to earning his Bachelor of Science from Waldorf College, he earned a Paramedic Diploma from Century College.
Chief Mondor lives in Stillwater, Minnesota with his wife, Ricki, and two sons.
Meet Assistant Fire Chief, Ryan Schroeder
Ryan brings over 16 years of Fire and EMS experience to the leadership team. He began his fire service career with the St. John’s Fire Department while attending St. John’s University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Accounting. Ryan went on to become a Police Officer/Firefighter with the City of Woodbury from 2010-2021 where he served in several roles, including his role as the department’s Fire and Rescue Training Program Coordinator. Ryan was a member of the Watertown Fire Department for over twelve years, serving as Chief of Department from 2018-2022. Ryan has most recently served as the Assistant Fire Chief for the Golden Valley Fire Department.
Ryan has earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Hamline University and received the Executive Fire Officer Designation from the National Fire Academy in 201
Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal Jerry Novak
Jerry Novak has served the Maplewood community for over 25 years, beginning as a paid-on-call. Firefighter on the East County Line Fire Department, Novak went on to serve as one of the department’s first full-time firefighters. Most recently, Novak helped with the creation of the department’s Fire Inspection/Fire Investigation apprentice program and has worked diligently over the past several years to earn the credentials required to become a Fire Marshal.
Jerry is passionate about reducing risk in the community through fire prevention and Code Enforcement initiatives and believes strongly in the impacts of building relationships in the community. Jerry can be regularly seen at community outreach events with his wife and son
Fire Captain/Paramedic Brad Davison
In just three years, Captain Brad Davison has contributed to a number of advancements in the Fire/EMS Department, including developing and managing the department’s first ice rescue program, leading the community engagement committee and directing social media for the department.
Prior to joining Maplewood Fire/EMS, Captain Davison served seven years as an Engineer/Paramedic with the Indianola, IA Fire Department, where he coordinated community outreach and fire prevention efforts. He also served as an instructor at Mercy College of Health Sciences and the Warren County Fire Academy.
Captain Davison has a Master’s in Public Administration, with a concentration in Emergency Management from American Military University and a dual Bachelor’s from Simpson College in International Business Management and Spanish. While at Simpson, he studied abroad, concentrating in history and cultural relations and improving his Spanish skills at La Universidad de Murcia in Spain.
Fire Captain/Paramedic Brad McGee
Brad McGee brings over 10 years of Fire and EMS experience to the leadership team, including experience as a Captain with United Fire. Brad was the chair of the 2022 Strategic Planning Committee and has ensured that the department continues to lead the way in EMS as the chair of the Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Committee.
Fire Captain/Paramedic Mike Maleski
Mike Maleski brings nearly 12 years of Fire and EMS experience to the leadership team. Mike has also served as a Captain for the Lake Johanna Fire Department and as an Assistant Chief for the Lexington Fire Department. Mike has been a key contributor to the department’s Strategic Planning Committees, Recruitment and Retention Committee, truck committee and has done excellent work as the chair of the department’s uniform committee.
Fire Captain/Paramedic Jordan Wardell
Jordan Wardell brings nearly 16 years of Fire and EMS experience to the leadership team and has served as a Captain and Assistant Chief for the North St. Paul Fire Department. Jordan has also contributed to the department’s recruitment and retention, community outreach and department engagement efforts along with recently completing his emergency management certification through the State of Minnesota’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management department.