Officers & Staff

Bob Livingston

Bob was appointed Legislative Director in 1998.   Bob attended San Diego State University where he played baseball for 4 years and graduated with an applied bachelors degree in Public Administration in 1990. He has been employed with the City of Salem Fire Department since 1993 and also obtained a Master’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis on labor management relations from Portland State University in 2001.  Bob has served as the OSFFC Legislative Director from 1998-2016, and is continuing his service as the newly elected President of the OSFFC at our 2016 Convention.  Bob has has 2 adult kids - Kaitlin and Nick.

Secretary-Treasurer & Contract Coordinator

Jeff Hamilton

Secretary-Treasurer Jeff Hamilton was elected as OSFFC Secretary-Treasurer in 1998. Jeff is married to Traci, who runs the OSFFC decal program and together they have three grown boys.  Jeff is a 28 year veteran with Greham Fire Department and has over 20 years of experience in his local union where he has held every position from executive board to president.   In addition to his current duties as secretary-treasurer, Jeff is the IAFF 9th District , District Field Service Representative. 

Legislative Director

Karl Koenig
Karl's fire service career spans 22 years all of which as a IAFF Local 1159, Professional Fire Fighters Association of Clackamas County member. Beginning in Canby, a full service fire district, along with a seven year career at Life Flight as a Flight Paramedic.  Currently a station captain at our busiest engine company, Karl has been at Clackamas Fire District #1 since 1994. Making Lieutenant in 1996 then on to Captain in 2002, Karl has worked in the Training Division, EMS Division and Operations.
His union career began as a bargainer in Canby, then on to Steward. After coming to CCFD#1 he joined the bargaining team while still on probation. He was lead steward for several years, taking his first elected position, Local President, in 2000 and is in his 5th term as president. Karl was elected 4th District Vice President of the Oregon State Fire Fighters Council in 2006 and still currently hold that position. The 4th District proudly represents the career/union fire fighters and paramedics of Hillsboro, Gresham, Astoria, Columbia River Fire and Rescue, McMinnville, Canby, Lake Oswego, Estacada, Molalla, Boring and Clackamas Fire District #1. 
Education: AAS Portland Community College Fire Science, Oregon EMT Paramedic and numerous Oregon DPSST Certifications and National FIre Academy Curricula. 
"My career as a union officer is an honor of which I do not take lightly and consider my involvement a small investment in my profession and my union." 

District 1 Vice-President

Alan Ferschweiler

Alan was elected at the 2014 OSFFC convention as District 1 Vice President.  District 1 covers the City of Portland and Port of Portland Airport fire fighters.

Alan has served as the President of the Portland Fire Fighter Associations’ since January of 2013.  Previously he was a Vice President of Local 43 from January of 2008 until January of 2013, and before that served as a district representative from January 2006 until January 2008.  He served on the budget committee from 2005 until January 2006.

Alan also sits on the DPSST Fire Policy Committee and has done so since July of 2010.

Alan has been married to his wife, Havilah, since 2002.  They have twin daughters born in 2010 (Ava and Lucy) and a younger daughter born in 2012 (Charlotte).  They reside in Milwaukie, Oregon.

District 2 Vice-President

Trever Elmer

Trever began his fire service career in 1995, working for Keizer for five years and then on to his current employer, Salem Fire Department in 2000.  He currently is  a Captain at the Hazardous Materials station and also had the opportunity to work for six plus years part-time with the Life Flight program.

While working in Keizer he held the position of Vice President for Local 2557 and then Secretary/Treasurer for Local 3881.  After coming to Salem Fire he has held the positions of Secretary /Treasurer, Vice President and currently serves the membership of Local 314 as the President.

Trever attended Chemeketa in the early 90’s and received a degree in Fire Science and EMT certificate.

Trever and his wife and have one grown son and live in Sublimity with their daughter. 

District 3 Vice-President

Irik Rinnert

Irik was elected as the District 3 Vice President in May of 2014.  He also currently is serving as a Field Services Representative for the IAFF.  He began his career at the City of Roseburg in November of 1999, and has been a Engineer/driver since April of 2002.    He served as the President of Roseburg Local 1110 from December of 2002- until December of 2016.  

District 4 Vice-President

Kevin Larson

Kevin Larson was elected as District 4 Vice President in May of 2016.  Kevin started his career as a professional firefighter in 1999, in Gresham, OR where he has worked ever since.  He is currently a firefighter on the USAR specialty team and is in charge of the rope rescues element of the station.   

Kevin started out in Union Leadership when he was voted in as Vice President of Local 1062 in 2014.  In 2015 he was voted in as President of the Gresham Local and been ever since.  In 2016 he took on the role of 4thDistrict Vice President pushing hard to serve his assigned area.  The 4th District represents the career/union fire fighters and paramedics of Hillsboro, Gresham, Astoria, Columbia River Fire and Rescue, McMinnville, Canby, Lake Oswego, Estacada, Molalla, Boring and Clackamas Fire District #1. 

District 5 Vice-President

Patricia Connolly

Patricia Connolly was elected District Vice President in February 2017 and represents the IAFF locals in District 5 which includes locals in Central Oregon starting at LaPine going north to The Dalles and then east through the Columbia River Gorge to the far reaches of Eastern Oregon ending at Ontario and Baker City. 

District 6 Vice-President

Rocky Hanes

Rocky  has served as District 6 Vice President since May of  2006.   He is currently the President of Tualatin Valley Fire Fighters Local 1660, in which he was elected in 1999. 

Other activities include:   

IAFF Partnership Education Program (PEP) Instructor 2002 - current

Served as Shop Steward of 254s (Jenkins Road) in 1996

Secretary L-1660 -  November of 1997-1999

Union Member of the Year 2001

Chairman of the Health Trust Board of Directors 2003 - current

Committees: OSHA Fire Advisory Committee representing the OSFFC, OSHA Public Safety Advisory Committee


District 7 Vice-President

Joe Seibert

Joe Seibert has served as District 7 Vice President since 2006. Previously, Joe served as Vice President and Executive Board Member of Local 851, which represents: Eugene, South Lane, Western Lane and Lane Fire Authority Firefighters and Paramedics. He also currently serves as a State District Representative for the IAFF.

His fire service career began in Southern California in 1987 and became a Paramedic in 1991. He is currently a Fire Captain II with Eugene Springfield Fire.

Joe also serves as the Chair for the DPSST Fire Policy Committee and represents the OSFFC on the Board Public Safety Standards & Training.

Joe lives in Lebanon with his wife and two children.

Office Manager

Lisa Davis

Lisa has served as the Office Manager since May of 1998.  She is a mom of 4, and lives in Salem with husband Lance who is a Captain at Salem Fire.


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Office Assistant
Cheri Bond

Cheri has served as Office Assistant since May 2004.  Cheri lives in Salem with her 2 girls and husband Ryan who is a Battalion Chief at Albany Fire Department. 



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