Get to Know Jim Freeman


I was born and raised in Idaho Falls and grew up in the numbered streets. I graduated from Idaho Falls High School and attended the University of Idaho. It was at this time that I met my wife Kareen and we have now been married for 34 years.

We chose to return to Idaho Falls in the early 1980’s and start our family. We have raised two wonderful sons here, have two lovely daughters-in-law and four adorable and energetic grandsons. We love living in Idaho Falls and leading an active lifestyle, enjoying the many opportunities that exist here.

I was lucky enough to find my true calling when I joined the Idaho Falls Fire Department in 1986.  For 26 years I served as a firefighter, paramedic and Captain where I enjoyed a rewarding and meaningful career helping others.

Since retirement in 2012 I have stayed involved in civic service and volunteering in my free time. These days you’ll likely find me outdoors golfing, skiing, biking, paddling, fishing or gardening. I’m proud to call Idaho Falls home.