Welcome to Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs Website!  The KAFC is part of the Southeastern Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.


AUGUST 19-21

Bowling Green KY



Fire Chief, Attorney, Author

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a                                                                                        contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.


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Please continue your membership in the KAFC.  2016 dues are now payable.  You can pay online Here.  If you are a new member or need to update you information you can download the 2016 membership application here
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CSUTest.com provides unlimited, Kentucky accepted, online continuing education courses across all EMS and fire service disciplines for just $20/person per year. At this time, course offerings include 168 CEUs in the following categories:

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  • Firefighter & HAZMAT– 64 CEUs
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CSUTest.com courses include specialized topics such as OSHA mandates, alternative fuel vehicles, WMD/MCI, confined space entry and rescue, fire dynamics, and more. We also partner to provide quality online courses preparing candidates for promotional exams/processes.

CSUTest.com is…a web-based learning management system

Chiefs and department administrators can register their respective departments’ members with CSUTest.com where they can manage personnel information and monitor employee activity, progress and compliance to assignments.

They can even use CSUTest.com as an education platform, creating and uploading their own material and exams. They can assign their members CSUTest courses, or courses they make!

CSUTest.com endeavors to benefit the Fire/EMS community on both the individual level as well as the group level. We are a full-service online education provider.

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To register as an individual or to explore departmental registration benefits and options, visit www.csutest.com. For more information send an email to jim@csutest.com.

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Using online CE can save money in your training budget. Contact me at the e-mail address provided below to hear how web-based continuing education helped my department.

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CSUTest.com can be used for more than CE. It can be used as a department-specific education platform and adapted to your needs including training, special topics, personnel policy comprehension acknowledgement and more.

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CSUTest.com online continuing education credits are accepted by the Kentucky Fire Commission and the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services.

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Corporate and Sustaining membership form can be downloaded here

Position Statement 
“Turn Your Attention to Fire Prevention” 
The members of the Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs feel it is vitally important to embrace every opportunity to prevent fires and civilian fire deaths. We fully support the initiative of the Alabama Association of Fire Chiefs known as “Turn Your Attention to Fire Prevention”. Furthermore, at the encouragement of the Alabama Association of Fire Chiefs and the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs, we adopt this initiative and will promote it and its intent to reduce civilian fire deaths in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 
Adopted by the KAFC Executive Board on August 21st, 2015. 
Michael Morgan, President


The Kentucky Association of Fire Chief’s (KAFC) announced its 2015 Fire Chief of the Year awards at the 2015 Leadership Conference in Bowling Green, KY on August 22. The association honored 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 feel it’s the least we can do to recognize two outstanding public servants. These words echo the guidance of the Executive Board of the KAFC.  Selection criteria were based on leadership, innovation, and professional development, and integrity, service to the public and contribution to the Kentucky Fire Service as a whole.  Both chiefs were nominated for their overall outstanding contributions to the betterment of their community and the fire service.


This year’s KLC Career Chief is Eric Pologruto. Chief Pologruto is the Chief of the Murray Fire Department and was nominated by his Mayor, Jack Rose. “In the four years Eric Has been the Fire Chief of Murray, his integrity and consistent efforts to improve the safety , function and response of our Fire Department have made a positive and lasting impact that will benefit our city(and surrounding community) for future generations” said Mayor Rose. Chief Pologruto has been instrumental in the establishment of many programs, initiatives,  and improvements including new fire stations,  fleet management and first responder Emergency Medical Service programs to name a few. 


    This year’s VFIS Volunteer Chief is H.M. Bottom. Chief Bottom is the Chief of Russell springs Volunteer Fire Department and was nominated by County Judge Executive Gary D. Robertson.
 “Mr. Bottom has not only been a volunteer Fireman for 57 years and Fire Chief 40 years for Russell Springs Volunteer Fire Department but has been a faithful servant to the county in many other ways” said Russell County Judge Executive Robertson.  Chief Bottom was instrumental in establishing the “jaws of life”, paging systems, warning sirens and numerous other public safety related items, improving the safety of those in Russell Springs and the surrounding area. 
    The Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs would like to congratulate both Chief Pologruto and Chief Bottom for their outstanding contributions and establishing themselves as leaders and role models in their communities and in the state. 


Updated KAFC by-laws approved at the August 2014 meeting are now available by clicking here


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2015 Corporate Sponsors






Fire Service Bookstore

When puchasing Fire Service Books, please vist: (click on the banner)

A portion of each purchase benefits the KAFC

 Owned and operated by the Western Fire Chiefs Association, the Fire Service Bookstore is a not-for-profit entity that serves instructors and students by supplying the highest quality training materials available.

Sust. Mem. Republic FN

Republic First National is a 2015 Sustaining Member-  Thank you Republic First National!

sust.member CSUtest.com

CSUtest.com is a sustaining member of the KAFC.  Thank you CSUtest.com

Sustaining Mem. Provident

2015 Sustaining Member Provident Benefits.  Thank you Provident!

Sustaining Member VFIS

VFIS Kentucky is a 2015 KAFC Sustaining Member-  Thank you VFIS!



Sustaining Member- KLC

KLC insurance Services is a 2015 Sustaining Member- 

Thank you KLC

Contact Information
Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs
722 Terry Drive
Winchester KY 40391
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