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Idaho Chapter Letter from President Ron Johnson 2017:
Idaho IAAI Chapter Members,
Please allow me to introduce myself. I started in the fire service as a firefighter for Nampa Fire Department in 1996. In 2003, I was promoted to Captain and served as an engine company Captain for three years. I took a position as a Deputy Fire Marshal for Nampa Fire Department in 2006. As a Deputy Fire Marshal, one of my primary duties were Fire Investigation. I was offered the opportunity to work for Boise Fire as a Captain – Fire Inspector/Fire Investigator in April of 2015. I was then promoted to Division Chief – Assistant Fire Marshal in December of 2015 and currently serve in that position.
I’ve been a member of the IAAI and Idaho IAAI since 2011. I became an IAAI-CFI in 2013. Since being in the Idaho IAAI, I have held a board position since 2012. I am proud to be involved with the Idaho IAAI and have greatly benefited from the education and networking made available through our chapter.
I would like to thank Ivan Hibbert as the past President. I appreciate his hard work this past year in organizing a very successful Annual Training Conference in Boise. Thank you to the board members for all your hard work and devotion to making the conference a success every year. I would also like to thank the general members. It is your willingness to attend these conferences ready to learn and contribute that make them a success.
The general membership voted to hold the Annual Training Conference in the Boise area for the years 20016-2020 as a trial to have a permanent home for the conference. 2016 was the first year of this trial period with the Annual Training Conference being held at the Wyndham Garden Boise Airport.
I would like to Congratulate 2nd Vice President Glen Powell for becoming a IAAI-CFI this year! Thanks to this, the 2nd Vice President Glen Powell, 1st Vice President Craig Etherton, and President Ron Johnson are all IAAI CFI’s again this year. Additionally, in the chapter Board we have another IAAI-CFI, Bret Campbell and three board members IAAI-FIT, John Lindberg, Scott Seigworth, and Scott Grimmett.
I appreciate the opportunity to serve as President of the Idaho IAAI for 2017 and look forward to serving the membership. I would like to encourage the membership to help me with a couple primary goals for this year; Increase the number of members who are IAAI certified as CFI, FIT, ECT or CI and continue to increase the number of chapter members.