Bob Horton

Chief Bob Horton has worked in public safety for over 22 years with a third of that time in an executive leadership role. Most recently, he was the CEO/Fire Chief for a special district in Southern Oregon, serving a population of 54,000 residents dispersed over 167 square miles the beautiful Rogue Valley. Chief Horton was …

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Rich Harvey

Rich Harvey started his fire service career with the United States Forest Service, working his way through college as a seasonal firefighter on the Plumas National Forest. After graduating from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1987, Rich joined the Nevada Division of Forestry, promoting through the ranks including assignments as …

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Josh Waldo

Chief Josh Waldo currently serves as the Fire Chief in Bozeman, Montana, a position he has held since 2015. Chief Waldo began his career in Tennessee where he served as the Deputy Fire Chief of the Oak Ridge Fire Department and the Fire Chief of the Marlow Fire Department. Chief Waldo is a graduate of …

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Charlie Butterfield

Deputy Chief Charlie Butterfield started his firefighting career with the City of Sun Valley Fire Department in 1996. After completing paramedic school, he was hired as a Firefighter/Paramedic by Wood River Fire and Rescue and rose through the ranks to the position of Lieutenant/Paramedic in 2006. In 2013, Charlie was appointed as the Assistant Fire …

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Tommy Perkins

Thomas “Tommy” Perkins graduated from Kamehameha High Schools Kapalama Campus in Spring of 1974 and attended the Honolulu Community College before entering the Honolulu Fire Department on January 24, 1977. He continued his education and worked his way to Fire Captain where he assisted in development of Honoluluʻs first Fire Apparatus Committee. He transferred from …

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Frank Frievalt

Frank Frievalt started his career in 1979 and has worked in federal, state, city, and special district organizations from firefighter to fire chief, and retired from the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District in the Fall of 2022. Chief Frievalt holds associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees in fire and emergency management fields. He served as first …

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Larry Rooney

Larry Rooney is a second generation firefighter who has been in the fire service for over 35 years. Chief Rooney started his career in Southern California working as a reserve firefighter for the City of Huntington Beach, California. Chief Rooney then was hired as a full time firefighter in Peoria, Arizona where he rose through …

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Rich Etheridge

I began my career in emergency services began in the summer of 1991 as a wild land firefighter for the State of Alaska Division of Forestry on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. In 1992, I joined the Glacier Volunteer Fire Department here in Juneau, Alaska as a Volunteer Firefighter and EMT. I remained an active volunteer …

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Jeff Griffin

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

Jeff Johnson

Chief Jeff Johnson has an extensive public safety background, with broad experience at the local, national and international level. Chief Johnson rose through the ranks to become the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Fire Chief for 15 years retiring in 2010 after a 32 year career. Chief Johnson has authored 2 books, “Making the Pieces …

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