Board of Directors

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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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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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 currently serves with the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District. Chief Frievalt holds associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees in fire and emergency management fields. He is the first vice-president of the Fire …

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