Juan Bonilla

February 7, 2020

Donnelly Fire Chief Juan Bonilla personifies Cool.

Juan grew up in Valley County working with cattleman, then served in the Navy as a torpedoman in submarines. He returned home and began a dedicated career in fire and emergency services.

Being the Donnelly Fire Chief and Valley County Emergency Manager is more than just racing to disasters. Juan talks about building a broad volunteer base, working with kids, and creating an education hub at the Donnelly Fire Station. He has deeply studied, taught, and practiced leadership, and some of his ideas may surprise you.

Juan also gives an overview of local emergency services, what he wishes we’d all do to prevent disasters, and offers us a sincere invitation to volunteer.