Chief Gabriel's Bio


Kenny Gabriel
Fire Chief
Coeur d’Alene Fire Department

Chief Gabriel has been in the Fire Service for 36 years, 24 of those with the

Coeur d’Alene Fire Department where he has served as a reserve firefighter, dispatcher,
firefighter, engineer then promoted to Chief of Department in April of 2000. 
Chief Gabriel instructs Nationally and Internationally stressing firefighter safety and survival. 
He has published articles in numerous fire service publications and is a two-time
State of Idaho firefighter of the year.  Chief Gabriel is a member of the
North Idaho Type 2 Incident Management team where he serves as Information Officer.
He serves on numerous national, state and local boards and commissions.
Chief Gabriel is the immediate past President of the Idaho Fire Chiefs Association. He was recently

awarded the Idaho Fire Chiefs Association Lifetime Achievement Award.