Chief Jeffrey D. Johnson, (Ret.) CEO and FirstNet Vice Chairman of Board
Jeff Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Western Fire Chiefs Association and Vice Chairman of Board of Directors for the First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet). He is the 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 internationally known as an innovator and ambassador for excellence. He sits as the chairman or board member for a number of private corporations and has authored two industry books.
As a Sisters resident, Jeff is an avid outdoorsman and student of Oregon history. He enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, and motorcycling in Oregon’s back country.
Bill Webb, Executive Director, Congressional Fire Services Institute
Bill is the Executive Director of the Congressional Fire Services Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy institute designed to educate members of Congress about the challenges and needs of the fire and emergency services. During his 23 years as CFSI Executive Director, Bill has worked closely with members of Congress and other national fire service leaders to advocate for federal programs and legislation that benefit our nation’s firefighters and emergency services personnel. In addition, he has delivered presentations throughout the country and written numerous articles on advancing fire service issues on Capitol Hill. Bill is the Vice Chairman of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and an honorary member of the Vienna (VA) Volunteer Fire Department, Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 36.
Jane Boucher, MBC, CSP, Master Business Coach & Certified Speaking Professional
Jane received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from The Ohio State University. She has done doctoral work at the University of South Florida and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton, Wright State University, Sinclair Community College and Miami University Ohio. She also served as the Associate Director of the Antioch University McGregor Organizational Institute. She is currently an affiliate of the Fowler School of Business & Executive Coaching.
The author of seven books, she uses the podium and her expertise to promote personal and professional excellence. Her best seller, How to Love the Job You Hate, has been profiled in Forbes, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The National Enquirer, Guideposts, SELF Magazine and on CNBC, CBN and CNN.
Jane is a recognized authority on workplace issues. She is also a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist appearing in business journals throughout the country. Jane worked with at-risk youth before beginning her professional speaking career. A Fortune 500 Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Master Business Coach (MBC), corporate trainer and consultant, she has worked with organizations such as Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), the United States Senate, Energy Transfer, American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM), Western CPE, Antioch University Midwest, Toyota, Prudential of Europe, Department of the Navy, United States Air Force, FDIC and the International Association of Hispanic Meeting Professionals (IAHMP).
She has shared the platform with such notables as Senator Orin Hatch, Bernard Siegel, M.D., former Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn, Coach John Wooden, Elizabeth Edwards, “Life is Good” founders Bert and John Jacobs, and Michael Jackson’s attorney Tom Mesereau.
Jane is one of the most dynamic women on the speaking circuit today. She was awarded the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation by the National Speakers Association. Fewer than 8% of all professional speakers hold this distinction. She has also earned the Master Business Coach (MBC) credential from the Fowler School of Business & Executive Coaching. Only 5% of executive coaches worldwide hold this designation.
Seth Barker, Battalion Chief and Training Office, Big Sky Fire Department, Big Sky, MT
Chief Barker is a Logistical Coordinator for FireFighterCloseCalls.com and has contributed to the 13 Life Safety Initiatives for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. He sits as the Vice-Chair for the Volunteer Combination Officer Section for the International Association of Fire Chiefs Cancer Alliance Committee. Barker is one of the contributing authors for the Lavender Report issuing the 10 Best Practices of Cancer Prevention in the Fire Service. He is a featured author in Fire Rescue Magazine over the past 4 years and delivers multiple courses on preplanning your community in a all hazard discipline environment. Barker holds the Liver Fire Instructor certification and the Training Officer Credential through the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI). He is part of the curriculum development team that produced projects funded by the American Fire Grants with partnerships with Underwriters Laboratories and ISFSI that included Principals of Modern Fire Attack, Safe Law Enforcement Fire Ground Operations, and recently Understanding and Fighting Basement Fires. Barker is a Blue Card Instructor, has served as an instructor for the Montana State Fire Service Training School, and is a Modern Fire Behavior Instructor. He serves as the 2nd Vice President for the International Society of Fire Service Instructors. Chief Barker holds the Fire Officer and Chief Training Officer Designation from the Center of Public Safety and Excellence.
Venue and Accommodations
Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula
200 South Pattee Street
Missoula, MT 59802
Great downtown location within walking distance to many restaurants and activities
Indoor pool and fitness center
Same great rate the days before and after the convention, upon request
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn at the rate of $94/night.
Book Today to guarantee this rate. Click on the link and confirm the dates of the reservation requested. You may also contact the hotel directly at 406-721-8550 with any questions about your reservation.
Registration includes access to all session and social activities, including Banquet on Friday night. Register early for the best rates!
Early Rates (June 6 – August 31)
MSFCA Member – $150
Non-Member – $225 (includes 2019 membership – $75 value)
First time convention attendee – $75
Department Rates Available (1st person at regular rate, $75 for each add’l department representative up to 4)
Regular Rate (September 1 – October 1)
MSFCA Member – $175
Non-Member – $250 (includes 2019 membership – $75 value)
First time convention attendee – $100
Department Rates Available (1st person at regular rate, $100 for each add’l department representative up to 4)
Late Rate (After October 1)
MSFCA Member – $200
Non-Member – $275 (includes 2019 membership – $75 value)
First time convention attendee – $125
Department Rates Available (1st person at regular rate, $125 for each add’l department representative up to 4)
Full Conference – $100
Banquet Only – $45
For Questions, contact Mikel Robinson, 406-546-8584 or Email
Vendor and Sponsorship Opportunites
Sponsoring or displaying at the Convention will give you the opportunity to showcase your products or services to decision makers within the fire service, during and after the event. We are anticipating 100+ Fire Chief Officers, as well as Aspiring and Potential Chief Officers from all around the state of Montana. There will be dedicated networking time during the convention to build the profile of your organization. All the sponsorship options give you opportunities for high visibility with delegates. We can also build tailored sponsorship packages to suit your organization’s needs.
Vendor Table – $600 (Thursday, October 11 – Saturday, October 13)
- One table space including 6 ft table & chair
- Outdoor vendor space available
- One full convention pass including catering and social functions
- Logo and company description listing in Convention Program book
- Night security
Platinum Sponsor – $4,000
Gold Sponsor – $3,000Silver Sponsor – $2,000
Bronze Sponsor – $1,000
Individual Items available for sponsorship:
Breakfast – $1,700
Coffee Breaks – $1,000
Lunch – $2,000
Lanyards – SOLD OUT
Participant Bags – $1,100
Pens – $250