Tom Lovell PFFI President
Tom Lovell- was hired as a fire fighter by the city of Boise in 1990 and has worked his way through the ranks and currently serves as a Battalion Chief. Active in the union since his early years on the job, Lovell served as Boise Local #149 Secretary/Treasurer from 1996 to 2002, then President from 2002 to 2008. He was elected as the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho Secretary/Treasurer in 2008 and served until 2014, when he was elected as President and still serves the nearly 1,200 Professional Firefighters in Idaho.
Rob Shoplock Executive Vice President
Rob Shoplock- Rob is the Executive Vice President of the PFFI and has been a member of the lobbying team for ten years. He is married to his beautiful wife Kelly and has four amazing daughters. Rob is a founding Eboard member of Local 4553 and has held every Eboard position in his Local. Work Comp injuries and working with other Labor organizations is Rob’s favorite part of his position. Outside of being a Battalion Chief with the Eagle Fire Department, Rob loves to spend time doing medical missions in Kenya. Being an only child, he will likely attend more station visits and local meetings to make up for the years of talking to himself!
Curtis Smith Secretary/Treasurer
Curtis Smith- A firefighter with the City of Pocatello since 1995, Curtis currently serves as a Battalion Chief. He served as the President of Pocatello Firefighters Local #187 from 2006-2015, and represented the 3rd District on the P.F.F.I. Executive board 2013-2014. He has proudly served as the Secretary/Treasurer since 2014.
Jake Bieker 1st. District V.P.
Jake Bieker is a 15 year member of the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department and currently serves as a Captain on Ladder 1. Jake has served on the Coeur d’Alene Firefighters Local #710 Executive Board for the majority of his career including serving as local president for four years. Jake is married and has a 13 year old daughter, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and their pack of dogs.
Shaun Laughlin 2nd District Vice President
I am happy to serve the 2nd District of the PFFI! My name is Shaun Laughlin, and I am in my 17th year with the Nampa Fire Department. I am the Captain of Engine 4 on C Shift, an ALS Engine serving the northwest section of Nampa.
I began my Union career when I started with Nampa, making the transition of member to PAC Treasurer within two years, a position which I still hold today. I have also been the Nampa Firefighters Local 804 Secretary and Vice president, spending over 10 years in the Local leadership. I have done the work a lot of you do in your Locals, such as organizing a Fill the Boot, Rake Up Nampa, Brush Up Nampa, and run our annual Easter Egg Hunt. I have also been a contract negotiator for four contracts, most of which were during the recession, having worked hard with our team to avoid layoffs and hold on to our benefits.
I am a member of your PFFI lobbying team, and worked with EVP Shoplock and others to secure Occupational Cancer coverage for Idaho firefighters. I have also testified in the Legislature for the reduction of cancer-causing chemicals used on and in every-day items that we contact, and against legislation that could make it harder for firefighters to get covered for mesothelioma. I am dedicated to making our firefighters’ lives safer, and retirement more secure and enjoyable.
Ryan O’Hearn 3rd District Vice President
Ryan O’Hearn has been a fire fighter with the City of Pocatello since 2002. He is currently serving as the president of IAFF Local 187, and previously served on the E-Board and as Secretary/Treasurer. He is an IAFF Political Training Academy graduate. Ryan has been on the PFFI E-Board since 2014. He also serves on the board of the Idaho Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation.
Rich Brown 4th District Vice President
2017 PFFI 4th District VP
2016 PFFI 4th District VP
2015 PFFI 4th District Representative
2010-Present Boise Fire-Senior Firefighter
2005-2009North Ada County Fire Rescue-Driver
1995-2005 North Ada County Fire Rescue-Firefighter
1995 Attended Boise Fire recruit academy
Proudly served PFFI 4th District for the 3 years. Served on PFFI PAC and legislative committees during annual conventions.
NACFR local 2311 e-board member several years. Worked on joint NACFR/Meridian e-boards and joint NACFR/Meridian/Star e-boards. Served several terms local 2311 secretary, grievance committee member and chair, contract negotiations committee member.