We defend and salute our heroes!

Heroes Defense stands with our brothers and sisters who protect us every day.

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

– John F. Kennedy –



Upcoming Events

9/11 Tribute Banquet

9th Annual
In honor of the 403 first responders who died on 9/11.

Upcoming Events


Heroes Defense is a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to provide support, resources, and aid to those individuals fighting for our freedoms and the American way of life. Heroes Defense, organized by Paul Davis and Qal-Tek Associates, stands to defend our nation’s heroes and ensure their bravery is both recognized and rewarded.

Our Community Activities

There is always something that can be done. The desire and drive to join with others as we support a great cause is what drives us to create multiple community activities throughout the year. We want to meet you and participate with you in supporting the defenders of our communities, small, and large!


Heroes Defense is honored to be able to provide the much-needed equipment, 15 AEDs, to the IFFD with funds raised at our 9/11 event. These will assist with the department’s ongoing efforts to increase survival rates for individuals experiencing a cardiac event.

New Station Floors

Heroes Defense had the proud honor to present the Ammon City Fire Dept & Bonneville County Fire District a check for $10,000 to pay for the epoxy refinishing of their station floors. The last time they were able to have their floors refinished was 15 years ago. Since then, there hasn’t been money in the budget to be able to do so.

Friends of Firefighters

We were honored to be able to donate a portion of the funds raised from our 9/11 event to Friends of Firefighters. An organization that provides free Mental Health and Wellness Services to the FDNY Community since 2001.

Decontamination donation

During the pandemic, Heroes Defense, in partnership with Qal-Tek Associates donated several DECON7 D7 hand sanitizer bottles to the local police department, the Sheriff’s office and to local Fire Stations

Heroes 5K Fun Run

The Heroes Defense Staff, and employees of both Paul Davis and Qal-Tek joined with members of the community of local businesses to run a 5K to raise awareness for some of the needs of the local police department.

Freedom Shoot

Heroes Defense in partnership with Skyline GunClub sponsored a Sporting clay and Trap shoot competition where proceeds of the event went to support the Maser family after the loss of IFPD Officer Maser.

Our Current Efforts

Hereos Defense is working to generate the funds and partner resources to construct two 9/11 Memorials here in Idaho Falls and Ammon!  Like the Twin Towers in NYC, our combined communities of Idaho Falls and Ammon represent the unified brotherhood which responded on 9/11. 

Our communities dedication, love and support for our local first responders is unique in its strength and depth. 

Heroes Defense has worked to assist Ammon Fire in receiving their own piece of the steel from the 9/11 debris at NYC Fire Department center.  This piece of steel will match with the Idaho Falls steel to represent the unified remembrance of 9/11.  Our team is working with each city to develop a design which embodies their own representation of the 9/11 memory.

Heroes Defense Directors


Travis Snowder

Travis Snowder, is Co-Chair of the Heroes Defense board of directors and has a long history of working with and supporting our nation’s first responders, emergency response, and military heroes. He serves as CEO/President of his companies Qal-Tek Associates and WB Johnson Instruments; which have been providing solutions and support for instrumentations and training for our nation’s response and military organizations for over 20 years. Travis believes it is his duty to help those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our country and our way of life. Travis was raised in Idaho and he is married to his beautiful wife Jodi with whom he has three wonderful children.


Garrett Meikle

Garrett Meikle, owner of Paul Davis Restoration of Idaho, and founder and co-chair of Heroes Defense, has a commitment to supporting first responders that runs deep, as he leads a team of restoration professionals who follow behind front-line heroes to help those in our communities affected by disasters caused by fire, water, storm and other perils. As a long-time partner with local first responder agencies, Garrett feels it to be a privilege to find avenues to recognize and honor these brave men and women for their sacrifices and courage. A native of eastern Idaho, Garrett enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Brittney and their five children.

Jesse Ferney

Jesse Ferney

Jesse Ferney, is the acting Director for Heroes Defense. As an an Idaho native, Jesse has cares deeply about his community and honoring the first responders who protect it. Jesse oversees the day-to-day fundraising, public relations and program implementation for Heroes Defense. Jesse serves as a managing partner of Venture Solutions Group, which serves as a private equity and consulting group for businesses looking to scale or exit with local expertise. With his experience, Jesse’s commitment is to the growth of the Heroes Defense organization to attain the maximum impact for our nation’s heroes. Jesse enjoys the outdoor life, fitness and active sports. He enjoys coaching football and raising three children with his wife Rylee.

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