the 48 fire departments in the 11 Kentucky counties
of Bath, Bracken, Elliott, Fleming, Lewis, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Robertson and Rowan.
"We all lead by example---
Its our choice whether it is by good
example or bad example"- Duane Suttles
The staff of Area 9 mourn the loss of their brother Robert "Tony"
Clayton who passed away Saturday, August 10th in Lexington. Tony had been a vital component in Area 9's mission,
and that of the Kentucky Fire Commission, in training firefighters within the Commonwealth for over 20 years. He fought
a courageous battle with Leukemia and stared down tough decisions. He is and will be sorely missed.
AREA 9 WELCOMES NEW STAFF
TO OUR CREW
SCOTT BARKER- Scott is currently an independent law enforcement
consultant primarily in use of force and tactical operations. He began his law enforcement career in 1973
with the Morehead Police Department prior to serving in the US Army Military Police Corps from 1976-1980. In
1980 he entered the FBI serving in Kentucky, Kansas, New York and Washington retiring in 2004 as a Supervisory Special Agent
(SSA). His experiences in investigation included organized crime, drugs, corruption and terrorism.
From 2005 to 2012, he was employed by the National Institute of Justice specializing in first responder technologies.
Scott received his first EMT certificate in 1973 and was current until 2007, completing certificates in EMT-IV, wilderness
EMT and EMT Tactical. He served on the first advisory board for the EMT-T CONTOMS certification program
in the 1990s. He began his fire service as a volunteer for the Morehead Fire Department in 1972, later
serving as the Rescue Captain for the Cole District Volunteer Department (VA) from 1987-1990. During this
period he also managed the medical program for the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) while serving as a sniper team
leader. His experience in tactical operations include, New York SWAT (sniper and medical support), HRT,
Louisville SWAT (sniper, medical support, team leader). Now retired, Scott is again serving the Morehead
Fire Department, achieving his Firefighter I and II certifications and reactivating his fire instructor status, sharing his
knowledge and experiences with firefighters across the commonwealth with SFRT Area 9.
CHRIS RUDD- Chris has 13 years service, starting as a volunteer at the age of 18 in Brooksville, Ky. He has served
in the ranks of FF through Assistant Chief at various times over the years. In 2003, he was hired as a full-time paid
firefighter for the City of Maysville. While working in Maysville, he studied to become a paramedic and obtained a
Hazmat Technician certification. Chris served Maysville until 2006, when was hired by the City of Lexington, and
is currently a Lieutenant on a Hazmat engine company. Chris has been a fire instructor since 2006.
to become an instructor because have love for the fire service and its values. I believe that teaching is one of the few ways
to preserve our history but still train our people in the most advanced and safe tactics available to us. I
view teaching as a way for me to continue my education while teaching others along the way. I strongly believe every
member of the fire service should plan on learning and expanding their knowledge base until the very last day of their
career. With my experience ranging from very rural volunteer to paid inner city, I feel I can relate to most
any fire departments tactics and operations". - Chris Rudd
THE FIRE COMMISSION OFFICE
HAS OFFICIALLY MOVED FROM VERSAILLES TO LEXINGTON
The new location is 118 James Court, turns off Winchester Road (US 60) just west of
New Circle Road
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