Dale Henson IFCA Executive Director email@example.com 1-877-733-1850
Dale's a lifelong Decatur resident, a 1975 DCHS graduate and attended Ivy Tech. Dale is a National Fire Academy Alumni. He is married to Diana for 35 years and lives in Camby, Indiana.He was the Fire Chief of Decatur Township Fire Department, retiring April 1, 2014. He currently is the Executive Director of the Indiana Fire Chiefs Association.
Serving his community and his profession have been a high priority throughout his life. Dale has been involved in his community for the past 35 years, specifically Decatur Township Fire Department for the last 23 years as Fire Chief. Dale was named 2014 Co Alumni of the year by the Decatur Alumni Association at their annual Alumni Dinner. Dale was named 2009 Indiana Fire Chief of the Year, as presented by the Indiana Fire Chiefs Association, he was honored to receive the Red Cross Valor Award in 1996, recipient of the FDIC (Fire Department Instructor Conference) Service Award from Fire Engineering Magazine in 2001. In 2010, Dale was presented the Medal of Merit for Leadership by the Decatur Township Fire Department. He served on the Indiana Fire Chiefs Board of Directors and served as past President. He has severed on the board of The Indiana Fire Institute and served as President, served on the Marion County Fire Chiefs Board and was chairman for the past eight years.Dale has served on the MSD Decatur Township School Board for the past nine years, is a member of the Decatur Civic Council, Decatur Republican Club and served President and Vice President of both groups'. He has coached Little League Baseball and Basketball in the community and coached Girls Softball at Decatur Central High School. He led the softball team made up of Firefighters who played in the 2001 World Police and Fire Games hosted by the City of Indianapolis and won a bronze medal. He loves the outdoors and like to spend time on his farm in southern Indiana, deer and turkey hunting.
Megan Thiele IFCA Assistant Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan began her career in the fire service in 2002 as a volunteer for Decatur Township Fire Department (DTFD). In November 2004, she was hired with DTFD as a career Firefighter/ EMT. Over the last ten years, Megan has continued her education journey and career betterment by obtaining her paramedic license in 2008. In addition to working her shift, she is also the fire prevention public educator for DTFD.
Megan received her Bachelor's of Arts from Purdue University in Communications in 2000 and a Master's of Science in Threat and Response Management from the University of Chicago in 2011. Currently, she is a member of District 7 Incident Management Team, as part of the Planning Section. In addition, she is a member of the Indiana Safety Educators (ISE), All-Hazards Incident Management Association (AHIMTA), the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). Megan has been with the Indiana Fire Chiefs Association since January 2014. She lives in Camby, IN and her 13 year old daughter, Grace, keeps her very busy.