Dale Henson IFCA Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org 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.