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Chris Way

Board Member

Chris Way is the Fire Chief for Kootenai County Fire and Rescue. He has worked in public safety for more than 30 years. He is a regular community and non-profit volunteer.


Chris served as the Chief Officer for the Kootenai County EMS System for the previous seven years. He has been a licensed paramedic since 1994, as well as a certified Firefighter.


He also has significant experience in disaster management at the local, state, and national levels. He is a regular speaker at national conferences, and in his spare time, Chief Way and two partners own an Emergency Medicine education and consulting company.


Chosen in May 2009, he served as Chairman of the Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency Council. He has a bachelor’s degree in Management and Human Relations and maintains all of his Fire and EMS licenses/certifications.

Chris and his wife Jennifer live in Hayden with their two daughters.

Chris Way
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