Chief Tuller grew up in Mayfield as the son of a Firefighter on 100 acres of family property. Graduated in 1979 from Kingsley High School with 39 other students. Volunteered with Kingsley Fire Department from 1980 – 1990. Hired by the City of Traverse City Fire Department in April of 1990. He worked his way up through the ranks from Firefighter, EMT Basic, EMT Specialist, EMT Paramedic, Lieutenant-Training Officer and Suppression Shift Captain. Promoted to Chief of Department in June 2008.
Here is Jim’s story from the May 2019 event in Traverse City, MI