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Bob Roper

Bob Roper grew up in Ventura, California and began his fire service career by joining the Ventura County Fire Protection District (VNC) as a volunteer firefighter in 1976. He became a full-time firefighter in 1980 and worked his way through all the ranks becoming the Fire Chief in 1998, retiring in 2012. He has a …

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FirstNet Incident Support for COMLs

Communications, FirstNet and AT&T Interoperable communications are an essential element of any emergency response activity; responders need to communicate with dispatch, members of their team, command or on-scene staff, and personnel from different disciplines, agencies, and jurisdictions. Jurisdictions generally make…

WFCA Economic Update

WFCA Economic Update

Western Fire Chiefs Association Economic Update Presented by Anirban Basu Dr. Basu has been called an economist with a personality, or alternatively, one with a sense of humor. He has twice been recognized as one of Maryland’s 50 most influential…

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Redmond Fire & Rescue – Fire Chief Position

Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications for the position of Fire Chief are:

Bachelor’s degree in fire science or fire services administration, public administration, business administration or a combination of education, experience and technical training equal to a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
Ten years of experience in fire/emergency medical services work, three years of which must have been equivalent to a Battalion Chief or higher
Completion of National Fire Academy courses or a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions described in the Fire Chief job description

Stanley Torres

Assistant Fire Chief Stanley C. Torres has served as the Training Chief for the 36th Civil Engineering Squadron, Andersen Fire & Emergency Services at Andersen Guam since January of 2010. Chief Torres is currently the President of the newly formed Western Pacific Islands Association of Fire Chiefs. Assistant Chief Torres entered the United States Air …

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Mark Correira

Mark Correira is a board member for Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA). The WFCA is a registered non-profit and a division of the IAFC.

Jeremy Craft

Jeremy Craft has been in the fire service for the past twenty-eight years. Jeremy began his career as a volunteer for the local ski patrol in Montana. After high school he moved to Utah to pursue a career as a paramedic. It was as a part time employee at South Davis Fire District that he …

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Robert Horton

Bob Horton is the CEO/Fire Chief for a special district in Southern Oregon. Jackson County Fire District 3 serves a population of 54,000 residents dispersed over 167 square miles of the beautiful Rogue Valley. Chief Horton was appointed Fire Chief in 2017 and had previously served as the Assistant Fire Chief for Las Vegas Fire …

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