River City Six – Tim Miller Sr.
Meet Tim Miller Sr., life safety service manager for FireGuard, Inc.
Tell us a little about your business.
FireGuard is a local, family-owned, full-service fire protection and life safety company that has been protecting lives and property for over 25 years. We are a leader in the healthcare industry, keeping our customers in compliance with NFPA and life safety requirements. From school districts to processing plants and every other industry in between, we provide each customer with the same exemplary service. From fire alarm, fire sprinkler, special hazards, restaurant suppression, fire extinguishers, and more, FireGuard has the right team in place to handle it all.
How did you get started in the business?
I started in this industry as a fire alarm trainee out of tech school in 1994, learning to inspect, service, and install various types of fire protection and life safety systems. Since then, I have traveled all over the United States working in commercial and heavy industrial environments.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Every job can have its own potential challenges when it comes to life safety—it’s how you deal with such challenges that matter. This industry is ever-changing, and it is extremely important to keep up with all code requirements in order to best protect the properties and lives we have the privilege of serving.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Being part of a team with a growth mindset and finding ways to make the impossible possible.
Tell us a little about your family.
I have been married to my wife Angela for almost 28 years. We have five children, four grandchildren, and two dogs.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Having children and watching them grow into the individuals they are today. My oldest daughter is working on her bachelor’s degree and is a great mother to her children. My oldest son is a member of the FireGuard team and has started his own family. My middle daughter has joined the Nebraska Army National Guard and will be attending Creighton University after her training. My youngest two are still in high school, and I know they will do great things.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I enjoy cooking for and spending time with my family. I am also an avid football and soccer fan.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“It is the job that’s never started that takes the longest to finish.”
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
To control the weather. It would always be sunny and 75 degrees wherever I go.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
I am a great cook.
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What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Chickenhawk by Robert Mason.
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