Chris Way

New Frontier Emergency Medicine Symposium

Chris Way

Chief Christopher Way was appointed the Fire Chief of Kootenai County Fire & Rescue in North Idaho in May 2020. Prior to his current position he served as the Chief Officer of the Kootenai County EMS System in North Idaho and as an EMS Chief for a county in Southeast Kansas before that.

For over twenty-eight years Chris has served, initially, as an EMT and EMT-I and then in 1994 became a paramedic.  As an EMT he served on a rural Ambulance service while becoming a paramedic.  After becoming a paramedic he was hired in a large metropolitan EMS System and served in several roles including; paramedic, field training officer, clinical instructor, tactical paramedic, and Operations Supervisor/Shift Commander.

In his role as Fire Chief he leads 84 career personnel out of four stations, partnering with other area fire and rescue services. He serves on many local and regional EMS, Fire, Emergency Management, and Healthcare committees.

Feel free to contact him at [email protected].