The KSAFC held our 105th annual conference in Topeka, KS, October 22, 23 & 24. The pre-confrence program "Taking Care of our Own" and the Saturday conference program featuring Mr. Mark vonAppen and his "FULLY INVOLVED Leadership" program were both described as excellent by attendees.
Chief Duane Banzet (Ret.) Neodesha Fire Department and former executive board member informed us that one of our Past Presidents of the Kansas State Fire Chiefs , Chief John Settle of Fredonia, Kansas (retired) passed away Friday morning at his home with his wife Terri by his side. Chief Settle had been in failing health for over a year and had been placed in hospice. Miraculously John improved enough he was taken off of hospice in January and made his first appearance out in public by attending Chief Banzet retirement party in February wanting to surprise Chief Banzet. Chief Settle about a month ago started suddenly declining in health again and passed away Friday May 28, 2021.
Chief Settle's funeral service will be Thursday June 3, 2021 at the First Christian Church 303 N 7th Street Fredonia, Kansas at 11:00 hours. Memorials can be made to the Fredonia Fire Department