President 2016-2017

John Sinclair
Fire Chief, Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue (Wash.)

Chief John SinclairChief John Sinclair is currently the fire chief of Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue and Emergency Manager for the City of Ellensburg in Washington State. He has held many positions in the fire and emergency service during his career, including firefighter, paramedic, lieutenant, battalion chief, assistant chief and deputy chief.

Chief Sinclair was a member of the IAFC's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Section for 19 years and served a four-year term as chair. Additionally, Chief Sinclair served on the Advisory Board of Fire and Emergency Television Network (FETN), the Advisory Board for Tacoma Community College and Central Washington University’s Paramedic Program and nine years on the Board of Directors for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Currently he represents the fire service on the National EMS Advisory Council.  

Chief Sinclair has worked with the American College of Surgeons Hartford Consensus I and II on Mass Casualty Incident Management and also assisted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with a Bystander Response Project.