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KSAFC 2021 Conference

The KSAFC will be holding our 105th annual conference in Topeka, KS, October 22, 23 & 24. We will be hosting a pre-confrence program "Taking Care of our Own" on Thursday (21st). This program is available to anyone and requires a separate registration. The programs and schedule are being finalized and registration is open - REGISTRATION PAGE.  The Saturday conference program will feature Mr. Mark vonAppen and his "FULLY INVOLVED Leadership" program click here to learn more.

“Fully Involved Leadership is just the thing to give your moral compass a shot in the arm. The program inspires the participants to take charge of their attitude and effort, regardless of their situation, and strive for the common goal of carrying out the mission we swore to complete. This program rekindled a fire in me that I haven't felt since I was a firefighter. It is applicable to all levels of the organization. I highly recommend attending this program.”  Christopher W. Cross Chief 


The KSAFC has been asked to share this with our members from the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force - Topeka.  Click here to download this document.

Past President (1987/88) John Settle passes

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

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