Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs http://seafc.org Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:57:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 https://i0.wp.com/seafc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/small-logo.png?fit=32%2C32 Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs http://seafc.org 32 32 129636857 Former IAFC Former President To Be Honored http://seafc.org/former-iafc-former-president-to-be-honored/ Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:45:16 +0000 http://seafc.org/?p=92 FORMER IAFC PRESIDENT TO BE HONORED March 31, 2017 The Military Fire Fighter Heritage Foundation (MFHF) is pleased to announce

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FORMER IAFC PRESIDENT TO BE HONORED
March 31, 2017

The Military Fire Fighter Heritage Foundation (MFHF) is pleased to announce that Chief William D. (Bill) Killen of Church Hill, Tennessee, will receive the Foundation’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The annual award recognizes individuals for outstanding professional achievements during their 20-year tenure with the Department of Defense (DOD), specifically major contributions to the Department of Defense (DOD) Fire Emergency Services, and community leadership and involvement.

Chief Killen pictured with one of his antique fire trucks

Chief Killen began his firefighting career at the Naval Propellant Plant in Indian Head, Maryland in 1960. He steadily rose through the military fire service to become Chief of several jurisdictions and held the position of Director, Navy Fire & Emergency Services, NAVFACENGCOM in Washington, DC from 1985-2004. Throughout his career, Chief Killen has distinguished himself as a respected leader with numerous fire service organizations.

He served as President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs from 2005-2006 and is a Charter member with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.

Recently Chief Killen served as chair of the Gatlinburg Wildfire Relief Committee assisting first responders who lost their homes and property as a result of the wildfires of 2016.
In 2001, Chief Killen implemented the Navy’s Fire Department Self-Assessment Program and is credited for integrating National Fire Academy Training Courses with the Navy Fire Officer Development Program.   In recognition of his contributions and expertise, Chief Killen has received many awards and citations, including the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service and was the Inductee #1 of the Navy Fire and Emergency Services Hall of Fame.
“Chief Killen is a highly-respected, knowledgeable and admired leader within the DOD Fire Emergency Services, and he exemplifies what so many of us aspire to,” said Mike Robertson, President of the MFHF.  “We could not be more pleased to present this prestigious award to Bill.”

Chief Killen will be honored on May 13th at the Annual Military Firefighter Heritage Foundation Awards Dinner, in San Angelo Texas.
For more information about the Military Fire Fighter Heritage Foundation and the MFHF Lifetime Achievement Award, go to  HYPERLINK “http://www.mffhf.com/lifetime.html&#8221http://www.mffhf.com/lifetime.html

 

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Conference season is in full bloom http://seafc.org/conference-season-is-in-full-bloom/ Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:43:17 +0000 http://seafc.org/?p=90 CONFERENCE SEASON IS IN FULL BLOOM March 2, 2017 admin conference, Training Leave a comment It’s that time of the year. Training budgets have

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CONFERENCE SEASON IS IN FULL BLOOM

March 2, 2017 admin conferenceTraining Leave a comment

It’s that time of the year. Training budgets have been approved and travel has begun. Training programs, product showcases, vendor exhibits all intended to deliver updated information, innovation advanced safety and survival skills along with initiatives that promote awareness.

We’ve compiled list of the top training opportunities, lectures and product showcase events that will deliver what our members are looking for.

 

IAFC Legislative Update

  • March 16, 2017 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • Online

– See more at: https://www.iafc.org/events/event/2017/03/16/default-calendar/iafc-legislative-update-2017#sthash.mDH6H9vw.dpuf

SEAFC Leadership Conference

  • June 19-22, 2017 in Charleston, SC
  • Greater Charleston Convention Center / Embassy Suites
  • Topic: All about Safety, Health and Survival

To learn more go to seafc-conference.com

Fire-Rescue International

  • July 26 – 29, 2017
  • Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte , NC

– See more at: https://www.iafc.org/events/event/2017/07/26/default-calendar/fire-rescue-international#sthash.lrkDCrKr.dpuf

VCOS Symposium in the Sun

  • November 9 – 12, 2017
  • Hilton Clearwater Beach, Clearwater Beach, FL

– See more at: https://www.iafc.org/events/event/2017/11/09/default-calendar/vcos-symposium-in-the-sun#sthash.T9Jc1Qyd.dpuf

 

 

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COMMAND SYMPOSIUM 2017 http://seafc.org/command-symposium-2017/ Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:40:04 +0000 http://seafc.org/?p=86 ANNOUNCING SEAFC’S COMMAND SYMPOSIUM 2017 April 2, 2017 admin Featured, Training Leave a comment Last year,  the debut training event Command Symposium 2016 held

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ANNOUNCING SEAFC’S COMMAND SYMPOSIUM 2017

April 2, 2017 admin FeaturedTraining Leave a comment

Last year,  the debut training event Command Symposium 2016 held in Forsyth, GA was an incredible success; despite the visit of Hurricane Matthew to the east coast.

Since then, we’ve had an overwhelming request from departments across the southeast to host the next training program. We are proud to announce that the next class location is:

Bridgeport, West Virginia November 11 & 12 at Bridgeport Convention Center. 

Registration is easy and thanks to WV Fire Chiefs, we are bringing this 2-day training event to the entire area for $99/student! (for a limited time we will even waive the processing fees)

For accommodations and directions to the venue click here

 

 

 

Click this link to register now!  https:/eventbrite.com/seafc-commandsymposium

 

We want to thank host Fire Chief Phil Hart and Bridgeport Fire for arranging the facility and  and Chief Gary Bonnett along with West Virginia State Fire Chiefs Association for co-sponsoring.

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