Speaker Bios

Jim Walkowski

Jim Walkowski, Chief, Spokane Co. FD 9 & 10, began in the fire service in 1985.  His career progressed through the ranks of Firefighter, Lieutenant, and Chief Fire Officer.  Jim is currently the Fire Chief at Spokane County Fire District # 9.  He serves on numerous teams and committees representing the Washington Fire Chiefs Association and NE Washington Regional Incident Management Team 3.  In addition, he has authored and co-authored numerous fire service articles, publications, podcasts, and Ted Talks.  Jim is a graduate of the University of Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute and is the Past President of the Washington Fire Chiefs Association.

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