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The mission of the Kansas State Association of Fire Chiefs is to provide the chief fire officers and managers of emergency services in Kansas with a forum to discuss issues and dispense information applicable to life safety and property conservation, and to provide education, services and representation to enhance the professionalism and capabilities of the fire service.
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Chief Bill Walker
KSAFC Secretary/Treasurer
113 North 5th Street
Burlington, KS 66839
620.364.6475 Cell
620.364.3108 Fax

Executive Board Minutes
October 21, 2006
December 7, 2006
June 29, 2007

General Meeting Minutes
October 22, 2006

91st Annual Conference, October 2007
90th Annual Conference, October 2006

Fire Chief of the Year
KSAFC Fire Chief of the Year award recipients.

Honored Fallen Firefighters
Kansas Fallen Firefighters
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
General News
Firefighter Fatalities in the United States Annual Report
2006 Annual Report – Overview of Findings
106 firefighters died while on duty in 2006.
  • 77 volunteer firefighters and 29 career firefighters died while on duty.
  • There were 6 firefighter fatality incidents where 2 or more firefighters were killed, claiming a total of 17 firefighters' lives.
  • 22 firefighters were killed during activities involving brush, grass, or wildland firefighting.
  • Activities related to emergency incidents resulted in the deaths of 61 firefighters.
  • 36 firefighters died while engaging in activities at the scene of a fire.
  • 15 firefighters died while responding to or returning from emergency incidents.
  • 9 firefighters died while they were engaged in training activities.
  • 20 firefighters died after the conclusion of their onduty activity.
  • Heart attacks were the most frequent cause of death for 2006, with 50 firefighter deaths.
  • 19 firefighters were killed as a result of vehicle crashes.

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