General President Harold Schaitberger has appointed IAFF 14th District Field Service Representative and former Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters President Pete Reagan as Chairman of the IAFF Motorcycle Group (IAFF-MG).
Reagan is one of the IAFF-MG’s charter members and lifetime members, was a co-sponsor of 2004 Convention Resolution 35 calling for the group’s formation and he sits on the board for the 3rd largest national motorcycle rally in the United States – Bikes, Blues and Barbeque – which originates from Arkansas.
“Pete is a strong IAFF leader and longtime rider who will serve our Motorcycle Group well as its new Chair,” says Schaitberger.
Reagan joined the Fayetteville Fire Department in Arkansas in 1979, serving 26 years before retiring as a captain. He was a charter member of Fayetteville Local 2866 and served as its president for 20 years and also served 22 years as president of the Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters and several years as IAFF 14th District Field Services Representative.
He won his first motorcycle, a Suzuki 50, in a restaurant grand opening raffle when he was a teenager. He now has a Harley Davidson 2011 Street Glide which he has ridden to many IAFF-MG events over the last 12 years.
Now, as IAFF-MG Chairman, he will oversee development of events, rallies and rides intended to promote safe activities that appeal to the membership as a whole and to help connect IAFF brothers and sisters who share a passion for motorcycles.