FBHA is proud to announce a new member to our
Board of Directors. Chris will serve as our Secretary.
As a twenty-seven year veteran of the fire and emergency services, Deputy Chief Chris Amenn has seen and experienced the stress and frustrations emergency responders can feel when they need somewhere to turn as they deal with their own emotional traumas. “Even the most experienced and compassionate responders will eventually become fatigued by the loss and human suffering they experience in the course of their duties. It is critical that we train our personnel to recognize when their peers need help or professional intervention, and make it easy for them to access the services they require”. Chief Amenn is dedicated to removing the barriers emergency responders often face when seeking information or treatment for behavioral health issues.
Chris holds a Master’s degree, and is currently the Deputy Chief of Planning and Administration with the Meridian, Idaho Fire Department where he has served since 2010. Prior to moving to Idaho, Chief Amenn served as a Firefighter/Paramedic in the
Metro-St. Louis area for twenty-three years where he achieved the rank of Battalion Chief. Chris is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Southwestern Idaho Fire and EMS Chiefs Association, International Fire Chiefs Association, and serves as an adjunct professor with Idaho State University.
We welcome Chris and look forward to working with him. With his vast knowledge, he will be an asset to our organization.