On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Association of Fire Chiefs- welcome to our website. I hope you find this site useful and informative.
If you come to this site as a member, I want to personally thank you for supporting the AAFC. Our organization is only as good as the individuals that make us up, and your hard work and dedication to advancing the fire service both locally and state-wide is the lynchpin of our success. I believe the Alabama fire service has some of the best departments and firefighters in the nation, and that is due to your individual commitment and contribution. I am humbly and graciously proud to represent the AAFC membership and will strive to meet all your expectations.
If you didn’t come to this site as a member, I ask that you seriously consider joining. It is our belief that for us to represent and work for the Alabama fire service, our membership should be as broad and as diverse as our Great State. Membership discounts are available for those from volunteer and pre-dominantly volunteer combination departments. The educational and networking opportunities that come with the AAFC are the best in Alabama and I want you to experience the same benefits that have helped me. Feel free to contact any of our board members or our Executive Director if you have questions.
I look forward to the year ahead and plan to work hard to continue what our previous leadership has started. We face an ever-changing environment in many aspects: from the built environment to politics; from continually expanding services to the physical and emotional health of our people; from diversifying our workforce to simply retaining firefighters, the best answer to the challenges we face will only come if we face them together. As we work to grow our member base and find more external partners, the AAFC will continue to grow stronger and better built to handle the multitude of complexities that is the role of the modern Fire Chief.
It is a privilege and an honor to lead this organization and I ask that you contact me if I or the AAFC can be of any assistance to you.
Chief Gene Necklaus
President AAFC, 2018-2019