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Jeff JohnsonCEOWestern Fire Chiefs

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 served on the Board of Directors and as the Vice Chairman of FirstNet for 6 years after having been a key figure in passing the legislation to create the network. Chief Johnson has served as President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and President and CEO of the Western Chiefs which serves fire chiefs in the 11 western states from Guam/Saipan to Utah. Chief Johnson also has an extensive private sector background having served on numerous corporate boards including Sonim Technologies and Informed Publishing who specialized in public safety apps. Sticking with the smoke theme…Chief Johnson also launched is own meat company in 2015...Sisters Meat and Smokehouse which specializes as an artisanal butchery, restaurant and produces boutique deli meats. Chief Johnson is a graduate of Concordia University and the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer program and Jeff lives in Sisters Oregon.