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2019 Fire Chief of the Year Nominations Now Open

Jul 9, 2019

Nominate Your Chief Now

Accepting Nominations Now!

Is your fire chief worthy of being the Kentucky Fire Chief of the year? Now is the time to nominate your chief. 

The Kentucky Association of Fire Chief is proud to announce its 2019 Fire Chief of the Year awards that will be presented on August 21, 2019 at the Annual Leadership Conference. We will be honoring both a Volunteer and Career Fire Chief from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We know how hard all Fire Chiefs are working across the Commonwealth and we feel it's an honor for the Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs to be able to recognize two outstanding public servants.

Individuals who are eligible for nomination and selection as Fire Chief of the Year are limited to active chiefs of departments.

Selection criteria will emphasize leadership, innovation, professional development, integrity, service to the public and contributions to the fire service as a whole.

All of a nominee's fire service activities and accomplishments will be considered, but, because this is the Fire Chief of the Year award, special emphasis will be placed on the period from July 2018 through July 2019. A nominee's command role at a major emergency incident, while relevant, may not be enough to place that individual into contention for the award.


 Volunteer Chief of the Year

This award is sponsored by Volunteer Fireman Insurance Service. A volunteer fire chief is defined as one who earns his or her principal livelihood by some means other than serving as a fire chief, even if the position of chief carries some compensation.

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