Fire Inspectors


Fire Inspector

Bobby Gonder

Fire Inspector
Craig Etherton

Inspector Craig Etherton began his fire service career as a volunteer with Post Falls Fire Department in 1997. He has been with the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department since January of 2003 where he held the rank of Firefighter/EMT-A. He was promoted from the line in December of 2012 to the rank of Fire Inspector and has been an Idaho State Fire Inspector since 2000. Craig is a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators. Which there are only 12 CFI's in Idaho and 2,104 world wide.  This is a great accomplishment.


He is also a member of our Technical Rescue Team where he is an instructor for Rope Rescue. Craig is a CPR and first aid instructor and is the current President of the Kootenai County Fire Prevention Cooperative, a former President of the Idaho Chapter International Association of Arson Investigator and currently the First Vice President for the State Chapter IAAI and the 2013 Coeur d’Alene Fire Department Employee of the Year.

 His current duties include: Safety inspections of commercial buildings including daycares, building inspections and plan reviews, fire investigation and public education. 


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