Jeffrey D. Johnson, CEO, Western Fire Chiefs Association

Jeffrey D. Johnson, CEO, EFO, MIFireE

Jeff Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Western Fire Chiefs Association, Past President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and retired as Fire Chief and Chief Executive Officer of Oregon’s Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) following a 32 year fire service career.  Chief Johnson served as TVF&R’s chief executive for over 15 years during which time the organization became recognized as one of the nation’s premier fire and rescue service providers.

Jeff is nationally known as an innovator and ambassador for excellence through customer service.  Additionally, he advocates for cooperative initiatives and other business practices that achieve efficiencies and demonstrate smart government while maximizing the value of services provided to the citizens’. He has authored two fire service books and is a featured guest lecturer across the nation. 

In August 2009, Chief Johnson was installed as the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). He also holds membership in the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association and various IAFC Sections. He is the IAFC’s alternate representative to the SAFECOM Executive Committee and  a member of the USA Delegation to the Comité Technique International De Prevention Et D’Extinction Du Feu (CTIF), also known as the International Association of Fire and Rescue Services.

In the corporate environment, Jeff sits as Chairman of the Board of two private companies, specifically as a member of the Informed Publishing, Inc. Board and Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCi) Board.  He also is on the Editorial Board of FireRescue Magazine.

By gubernatorial appointment, he is the Chair of Oregon’s State Interoperability Executive Council, and a member of the Oregon Homeland Security Council and the Oregon Broadband Advisory Council. He is Past President of both the Western Fire Chiefs Association and the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association (OFCA), the Past Chair of the Oregon Governor's Fire Service Policy Council, and a charter member of Oregon’s Meritorious Service Committee. 

Chief Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Associate Degrees in Fire Science and Criminal Justice Administration.   During his leisure time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, Kay, and their two children. As an avid outdoorsman and student of Oregon history, Jeff enjoys camping, fishing, and motorcycling in Oregon’s back country.


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