Ian Emmons is the Deputy Chief of Operations for Washington Township Fire Department in Dayton, Ohio. Washington Township serves a population of more than 60,000 permanent residents with a large influx of daytime population from five strategically located fire stations. The department is CFAI accredited and ISO Class 2. He has served in his current role since early 2019 and before that served as a Battalion Chief – Shift Commander.
Ian holds an AAS in paramedic science and an AS in science from Cincinnati State Community College. He has also earned a BS in neuroscience and his MBA from the University of Cincinnati. As a current EFOP student at the National Fire Academy, he is slated to complete the program by 2022. Having obtained his Chief Fire Officer and Chief Training Officer credentials through the CPC, Ian participates as a peer reviewer for candidates pursuing their credentialing through the CPC as well as a peer assessor for organizational accreditation through CFAI.
Deputy Chief Emmons sits on the Board of Directors for the Safety, Health, and Survival Section of the IAFC as a Director At-Large where he is involved in a variety of areas germane to firefighter health and safety. He has also been appointed to the IAFC’s Professional Development Committee and will begin his service at FRI 2020. As an active member of the Institution of Fire Engineers – USA branch, Ian serves as the Education and PDQ Committee Chair and has received the MIFireE designation. He also serves on multiple NFPA technical committees, including NFPA 1021 – Fire Officer Professional Qualifications and the Emergency Responders Occupational Health TC, which oversees NFPA 1585.
Ian has been selected to present at several national and regional conferences, such as the CPSE Excellence Conference, FRI, and COLS. He has also written articles for various publications and continues to be involved in firefighter and fire officer training at various levels.