Coeur d’Alene Fire Chief Kenny Gabriel attended the Idaho Fire Chiefs Association (IFCA) Conference last week where he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the IFCA. He accepted this award; unaware his family was viewing his accomplishment behind him via zoom.
This award is given only to those fire chiefs who have made a great impact on the fire service in Idaho and have served the association in many roles. The honor has only been given once before, over the last 50+ years. The first recipient was the now retired Wood River Fire Chief Bart Lassman.