Board Members

Daniel Rozier

President

Daniel has served as a Fire Fighter in Irving since 2004. He is currently assigned as the EMS Shift Supervisor Lieutenant and a member of the Technical Rescue Team. He has been involved with the IPFFA for the majority of his career, serving as a member of the Irving Fire Fighter’s PAC board, former president of the Irving Fire Foundation Board of Directors and a Trustee prior to being elected President in 2018. Daniel is married to Kelly Rozier and they have three amazing children; Jeb, Hannah and Caleb.

Charlie Yancey

VICE PRESIDENT

Charlie has been a member of the fire service for over 15 years. He has been an active member of the Executive Board for over 6 years. Currently, he serves the citizens of Irving as a Lieutenant assigned to Battalion 1. Previous positions within the IPFFA include Trustee and Secretary. As the VP, primary responsibilities include oversight of all IPFFA committees, coordination of member appreciation events, and assisting the President where needed.

Rich Estes

Secretary

Richard has been in the fire service for 12 years. He has been with the Irving Fire Department and an active member of the Irving Professional Fire Fighter’s Association for 6 years. He is currently serving as the Secretary of the IPFFA, as well as a member of the Texas State Association of Fire Fighter’s Health and Safety committee. Additionally, Richard is the Peer Support Committee Chair. Previous positions held were Social Care (social media) and Trustee.

Jerome Karr

Treasurer

Jerome has been with the Irving Fire Department for over 15 years, and currently holds the rank of Captain. He started his fire service career in 2000 with the White Settlement Volunteer Fire Department and began his professional career with Duncanville Fire Department in 2003. He has held many positions with Local 2073 from Trustee, Political Director and currently as Treasurer.

Brian Becker

Political Director

Brian has been with the Irving Fire Department for over 4 years, and currently holds the rank of Fire Equipment Operator. He currently serves as the Benefits Committee Chairman and Political Director. The Political Director is appointed by the President and advises the Executive Board of political matters that are of direct concern to the Local and members.

Mick Dickerson

Battalion 1 Trustee

Mick has been a firefighter in Irving for over 10 years and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant at Station 2 (B-shift). Prior to becoming a Lieutenant, he was a Driver on one of the city’s tiller trucks (Station 3). He has served as a trustee within the IPFFA for several years and is currently the trustee for Battalion 1. Mick has an awesome son, an incredible wife, and a great family. In his free time, he enjoys shooting his bow and leatherworking.

Bobby Johnson

Battalion 2 Trustee

Bobby has been a member of the fire service and the IAFF for over 15 years. He has been an active member of the E-Board for 4 years. Currently, he proudly serves the citizens of Irving as the rank of Lieutenant, assigned to Station 6 as the B-Shift EMS Supervisor. He spent 12 years protecting the citizens on the NW side when he was assigned to Truck 7, C-Shift. Bobby is a product of Irving, growing up in Irving his whole life and graduating from MacArthur High School in 2004. Go Cards! His positions within the IPFFA include Battalion 2 Trustee and Social Media Coordinator. Bobby is proud to serve his city, his local, and his department.

Chris Merritt

Alarm Office & Admin Trustee

Chris has been a member of the fire department for over 6 years and has served as a trustee for the last 3 years. He holds the rank of firefighter and has Swift Water Rescue and Hazardous Materials certifications. He is also the Chairman of the Charity Initiatives Committee, which is responsible for our largest fundraising event each year: “Fill The Boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Chris is proud to be a part of the Local and looks forward to continuing his service with the IFD and IPFFA.

Kimberly Hall

Fire Prevention Trustee

Kimberly has been a member of the Irving Fire Department since 2018. She is a Fire Prevention Specialist in the Prevention Division and is currently assigned to be the Fire Safety Educator for the city. She often collaborates with other members of IFD to promote and execute our Community Risk Reduction Plan. Kimberly graduated with a BA and MA in Military History from UNT.

Jonathan Hall

Chaplain

Jonathan has been with IFD for the last 9 years. He currently fills the position of Swing Lieutenant up north on C-Shift. He has spent the last 3 years serving as the Chaplain for the fire department. He also holds positions on both the Finance and Benevolence Committees with the IPFFA. He has been married to his wife, Lauren, for over 12 years. They have five-year-old twins, Boone and Lyla, with a third on the way.

Why do we have a Chaplain?

  • To meet emotional and spiritual needs of IFD members and families
  • To prepare the department through CISM training for crisis events
  • To conduct CISM interventions after traumatic events
  • To promote the well-being of our members
  • CISM = Critical Incident Stress Management

What does the Chaplain do?
The Chaplain is here to assist fire department members and their families in times of crisis events. The Chaplain will:

  • Provide basic counseling
  • Provide CISM assistance
  • Perform hospital visits for members and their families
  • Provide spiritual guidance when requested
  • Be a listening ear and a caring friend