2021 Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs
Fire Chief of the Year Awards
Accepting Nominations NOW!
Do you know a fire chief worthy of being the Kentucky Fire Chief of the year?
Now is the time to nominate that chief.
The Kentucky Association of Fire Chief is proud to announce its 2021 Fire Chief of the Year awards that will be presented at the October Fire Commission Meeting. 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 the least the Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs can do 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 2020 through June 2021. A nominee’s command role at a major emergency incident, while relevant, will not be enough to place that individual into contention for the award.
NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JULY 30, 2021
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.
Career Chief of the Year
This award is sponsored by The Kentucky League of Cities. A career fire chief
is defined as one who earns his or her principal livelihood as a fire chief.
In each category, the status of the fire department as a whole – paid, volunteer or combination – is not considered.
Please complete the Nomination Form Download