From President Pohlman

This is just a reminder that if you have not registered yet and you are coming to the conference, please go to and register. We have to have a final food count on Wednesday and we want to have a good number to work with. That being said, all attendees will need to be registered to attend any event, which means you will have to have a name badge. Hotel rooms (very few) are still available at the Marriott. You can no longer make room reservations on line but there is a name and number on the kfa2016 web site to get the rooms. This is a final call for the delegate papers with your department members who have passed over the past year. Please email to

Message from President Pohlman

Good afternoon, Just want to remind everyone that the conference is just about two weeks away and please prepare a report of what is going on with your committees. I know there is a lot going on because I talk to many of you throughout the year and all of you are doing a great job! Please send Steve Rath a copy for his files. Our organization is only as good as what we pass on to our membership. Thanks, Jeff Jeffrey H. Pohlman (MS) Fire/EMS Chief Alexandria Kentucky Fire District Kentucky Firefighters Association President 7951 Alexandria Pike Alexandria, Kentucky 41001 (859) 635-5991

Surprise retirement party.

On July 29th 2016 the Independence Fire District is hosting a retirement luncheon for Chief Messingschlager from noon until 14:00. We would like to send an invitation to fire service personnel across the state as this day coincides with Friday of the upcoming KFA 2016 conference. Would it be possible to forward this email on to your fire service personnel contact list? We are going to try our best to keep the luncheon as a surprise. Below and attached are flyers containing the invitation. Thank you. Retirement Luncheon Please join us as we celebrate and congratulate Fire Chief Rick Messingschlager on 45 years of dedicated community service. Chief Messingschlager will be retiring on Augus

Kentucky Emergency Services Conference

Chief Rick Lasky will speak at the Kentucky Emergency Services Conference (KESC) in Louisville this September. Please visit Chief Rick Lasky (ret.) a 36-year veteran of the fire service, served as chief of the Lewisville (TX) Fire Department for 12 years, prior to that as Fire Chief in Coeur d'Alene Idaho. Rick followed in his father’s footsteps beginning his career as a firefighter in the suburbs on the southwest side of Chicago and while in Illinois received the 1996 International Society of Fire Service Instructors “Innovator of the Year” award for his part in developing the “Saving Our Own” program. Throughout his 30-plus years in the fire service he has served as a career

Matt Logsdon Funeral Information

Good Afternoon Everyone, I’ve just returned from Lexington working with Lexington FD, KY Fire Commission, KFA & Supporting Heroes on Lexington Firefighter Matt Logsdon’s funeral plans. There was information sent out earlier on apparatus staging, but the times have now changed. We are now asking that all departments that planned on sending fire apparatus to the funeral to be in staging at Northeast Christian Church no later than 11:00 am Monday morning. Thanks, Dave Goldsmith Chief Highview Fire Protection District Please Pass along the info to other departments. **UPDATED** Funeral Arrangements for Brother Matt Logsdon Funeral Arrangements for Brother Matt Logsdon have changed.

From Ronnie Day

I just received a call from Northwest Fire Department in Christian County that Chief Rick Denny just passed away after a long illness. Please keep this family, firefighters and friends in our thoughts and prayers. Funeral arrangements are pending Ronnie Day Executive Director KY Fire Commission 118 James Court Lexington, KY 40505

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