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Jerry McAdams

Jerry McAdams

Boise, ID 83704-0644

  • Fire prevention education
  • Firefighter/ Fire department
  • Firewise Communities / Defensible space
  • Ignition-resistant home construction
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Non-Member Affiliations:
  • International Association of Wildland Fire

Jerry McAdams is a Senior Captain and Wildfire Mitigation Coordinator for the Boise Fire Department in Boise, Idaho. He has over fifteen (15) years of experience working in the fire service; in both Operations and Fire Prevention. Jerry is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) and is also a member of the Boise District BLM Resource Advisory Council (RAC). He is a fire investigator (FIT, CFEI & INVF). He also holds International Code Council (ICC) certifications as a Fire Inspector I, II and Fire Plans Examiner. Jerry has been a guest speaker/panelist for several webinars, as well as presenting at several national and international conferences. He has also guest lectured on the topic of fire investigation for two criminalistics classes at Boise State University. Jerry holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Boise State University and has completed half of the coursework toward a Master’s degree. He has a passion for working with people to tackle the issues surrounding the dangers that wildfire poses, as well as organizing and managing mitigation projects to reduce wildfire risk to communities.

IAFC Fire Department Exchange (FDX)

Working on a steering committee to advance fire department learning exchanges, in cooperation with several key fire departments and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), regarding Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) concepts.

Ada County Wildfire Riskmap

Working collaboratively with other agencies in Ada County, and the contractors Quantum Spatial and Intterra, to create a countywide wildfire risk map to inform data-driven decision making for wildfire mitigation and tactical response.