ABOUT the MWFIA
The people behind the Mid Willamette Valley Fire Instructors Association
Training Captain for Aumsville Fire District
Louis Gisler works as a Division Chief at the Jefferson Fire District
Stayton Fire District's Assistant Chief Jay Alley
Marion County Fire District #1, Training Captain. Fire service career started in 2000.
Fire Training Coordinator for DPSST in Salem. Fire Service Career started in 1989.
Division Chief of Training and Operations at Woodburn Fire District.
Alan Hume is the Chief for the Sublimity Fire District
Hector Blanco works for Keizer Fire District
Bill Klein is an instructor for Chemeketa Community College's Fire Program
The Mid Willamette Valley Fire Instructors Association (MWFIA) is a federally recognized 501(c)3 educational organization made up of fire service training professionals from Marion and Polk County fire service agencies. MWFIAs fire service training professionals come from diverse backgrounds and may be career or volunteer members with their member agencies.
The goals of MWFIA are to;
• unite as a training association to promote and coordinate fire service training and education within its service area;
• investigate, assist in determining regional fire standards for fire service training and education;
• encourage and support both State and Federal legislation for fire service training, education, safety and health;
• research, determine and enact the continued advancement of fire service training, education, safety and health within the regional service area;
MWFIA member agencies accomplishes these goals by meeting regularly, taking decisive and proactive actions that further benefit career and volunteer fire personnel within their respective agencies.
Coordinated efforts between fire service agencies produce an effective, economically sound and fiscally responsible result that enhances the knowledge, skills and abilities of their personnel.