Knoxville, Tennessee - The City of Knoxville Fire Department is proud to be the hosting agency for the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs.  This leadership conference will be in Knoxville June 18th – 20th at the Knoxville Convention Center.  

“This is an outstanding opportunity for Knoxville and its firefighters to showcase our city,” says Chief Stan Sharp. More than 350 Fire Chiefs from 10 southern states will convene in Knoxville to see the latest in firefighting technology, fire apparatus, tools/equipment, and discuss latest strategy tactics.

Visual opportunities for media covering the conference include the latest in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), trucks, gadgets and other essential firefighting and rescue equipment.  The best time to see and photograph these will be between 1:30 and 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18th at KCC floor level exhibition hall. Conference organizers and SEAFC elected officials will be available for interviews.

The Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs (SEAFC) is a division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC).  The SEAFC serves Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide. Its members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety policy. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for fire and emergency service leaders to exchange ideas develop professionally and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.

Visit Knoxville (Knoxville Convention and Visitors Bureau) is the official CVB for the City of Knoxville and Knox County. Visit Knoxville is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, private company that works together with the community, business leaders and local and state government to further develop Knoxville as a premier leisure, meetings and travel destination

For more information contact:
Erin Donovan at 865-523-7263 or Captain D.J. Corcoran 865-740-9926