Read Mike Duyck's Bio
Mike Duyck is the Fire Chief of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue – a combination agency with over 400 career firefighters and support staff, and approximately 100 volunteers. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is Oregon’s largest fire district serving a population of approximately 450,000 citizens within nine cities and portions of three counties. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is accredited by the Center for Public Safety Excellence Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CPSE/CFAI).
Chief Duyck joined Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue in 1995, after beginning a fire service career with the City of Lake Oswego (OR) in 1988. His 15 years of service with the Fire District includes all ranks within emergency services, as well as fleet services, human resources, logistics, and governmental affairs. In 2009 he became deputy chief and was responsible for the administration of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue while Chief Jeff Johnson served as President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC).
Chief Duyck has a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Fire Business Administration, and an Associate Degree in Fire Science. He also holds numerous certifications in emergency operations and is an Oregon-certified Paramedic. Chief Duyck is Chair of the IAFC Environmental Sustainability Committee and a CFAI peer assessor. He is currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program.
Chief Duyck served for two years as Oregon Vice-President of the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA) and on August 2, 2012 was elected by the membership to serve as the WFCA Vice President. He is also involved in many local and statewide fire service initiatives including urban renewal, emergency communications and dispatch, intergovernmental affairs, and interoperability.
In his personal time Chief Duyck enjoys coaching and watching his daughters’ basketball teams, and spending time on his small family farm.
Redmond Fire & Rescue
341 NW Dogwood Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
Robert Horton, Fire Chief
Jackson County Fire District #3
8383 Agate Road
White City, OR 97503
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Chief Horton came to the Rogue Valley in the summer of 2017 after serving nearly seventeen years with Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, rising to the rank of Assistant Fire Chief. A native of Las Vegas, Bob joined the fire service in the fall of 2000 and served as a Firefighter, Firefighter/Paramedic, Captain and Assistant Fire Chief. His leadership and direction led to advancements in EMS service delivery, improved operations in the 911 call center, as well as numerous employee health and wellness programs for LVFR and the Southern Nevada community. Bob holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Public Administration, is a Certified Public Manager, and has been recognized by the Center for Public Safety Excellence with both the Chief Fire Officer and Chief EMS Officer designations. In his spare time, Bob and his wife Jennie, like to hike, obstacle race, golf, and relax by taking in the local music scene.
Read Jeff Johnson's Bio
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