Submitted by his Wife
Mike comes from a true firefighting family. He followed his father‚ Lt. Frank J. Day onto the Providence Fire Department in April of 1979. Three of his brothers also joined the department shortly after him.
With Bachelor of Science Degrees in Physical Education and Fire Science‚ he went on to complete his Executive Fire Officer (EFO) from the National Fire Academy shortly before his death in June of 2006.
Mike has several citations and commendations from his 27 years of service in Providence including a Heroic Action Medal for rescuing four people from the ledge of a burning building. He was honored as Providence firefighter of the year in 1989. Mike worked his way through the ranks of Lieutenant‚ Captain‚ and Battalion Chief before being promoted to Deputy Assistant Chief in June of 2005.
Mike is survived by his wife of twenty-three years‚ Cindy‚ and their four children; Michael‚ Amanda‚ Brianne‚ and Stephanie. He is also survived by three brothers‚ three sisters and several nieces and nephews who lovingly referred to him as ‘uncle dude’.