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 Past Presidents

Host City

Year

Chief  Ralph McMahan (Oak Ridge)

Memphis

1978

Chief  Martin Coleman (Nashville)

Knoxville

1979

Chief  James W. Howard (Oak Ridge)

Lawrencburg

1980

Lt. Larry Murphy (Memphis)

Jackson

1981

Lewis Baker (TN State Fire School)

Manchester

1982

Chief  Roger Butler (Newport)

Alcoa/Maryville

1983

Chief  Robert Winfield

Shelby County

1984

Capt. Kenneth Nelms

Nashville

1985

Chief  Paul Warwick

Knoxville

1986

Chief  Don Sherman (Memphis)

Bartlett

1987

Chief  Roy Holloway

Lawrenceburg

1988

Chief  Clyde Krouse (Maryville)

Alcoa

1989

Chief  N.B. Williams

Martin

1990

Chief  James Hill

Nashville

1991

Chief  Roger Butler

Newport

1992

L.G. Bradford (Memphis)

Jackson

1993

W.C. Hunley (Nashville)

Murfreesboro

1994

Batt. Chief Wayne Butler (Newport)

Pigeon Forge

1995

Chief Paul W. Smith (Barttlett

Memphis

1996

Sec/Treas/ Steve Frost (Shackle Is.)

Cookville

1997

Chief  David Baxter (Murfreesboro)

Murfreesboro

1998

Asst. Chief Ray Puckett

Jackson

1999

Chief Ed Kay (Sparta)

Fall Creek Falls

2000

Lt. Rickey Walker, Sr. (Collierville)

Memphis

2001

Inspector Robert Sluss(Kingsport)

Kingsport

2002

Firefighter Wink Brown (Smithville)

Fall Creek Falls

2003

Chief Kenny McFarland (Huntingdon)

Paris Landing

2004

Chief Gary Miller (Newport)

Maryville

2005

Chief David Baxter (Murfreesboro)

Murfreesboro

2006

Chief Frank Cotton (Memphis)

Memphis

2007

Capt. Jim Whaley (Alcoa)

Alcoa/Townsend

2008

Commander Dale Maynard (Murfreesboro)

Murfreesboro

2009

Firefighter Charlie McFarland (Huntingdon)

Natchez Trace Park

2010

Chief Freddy Cook (South Pittsburg)

South Pittsburg

2011

Capt. Trey Nelms (Nashville)

Nashville

2012

Chief Melvin Martin (Hardin County)

Pickwick

2013

Capt. Mike Sing (Maryville)

Alcoa

2014

Asst. Fire Marshal Michael Bartlett (Murfreesboro)

Murfreesboro

2015

Chief Lynn Price (Bolivar)

Jackson

2016

 Past Presidents

Host City

Year

Chief Frank B. Moore

Nashville

1931

Chief H.Ross Bridges(Athens)

Nashville

1932

Chief C.M.Johnson

Knoxville

1933

Chief B.C. Hunter (Dyersburg)

Columbia

1934

Chief W.P. Baird (Columbia)

Knoxville

1935

Chief W.P. Baird (Columbia)

Memphis

1936

Capt. B.S. Mattingly (Nashville)

Springfield

1937

Asst. Chief W.J. Sams (Knoxville

Chattanooga

1938

Chief Irby Klink (Memphis

Chattanooga

1939

Chief K.K. Eslick (Fayetteville)

Pulaski

1940

Chief L.. Geisler (Johnson City)

Johnson City

1941

NO Conference Due To War Effort

N/A

1942

Chief B.L. Warlick (Jackson)

Nashville

1943

NO Conference Due To War Effort

N/A

1944

NO Conference Due To War Effort

N/A

1945

Chief J.A. Scruggs (Nashville)

Clarksville

1946

Chief J.E. Wardrep (Jefferson City)

Kingsport

1947

Chief B.B. Qualls (Murfresboro

Dyersburg

1948

Chief C. Battle Shaw (Brownsville)

Nashville

1949

Chief Frank Murphy (Springfield)

Nashville

1950

Chief  J.D. Ragsdale (Nashville)

Memphis

1951

Chief  John Klink (Memphis)

Memphis

1952

Chief  C.M. Kenner (Kingsport)

Knoxville

1953

Chief  R.L. Grace

Humbolt

1954

Chief  Mike Quinn (Chattanooga

Maryville

1955

Chief  E.P. Lovell (Memphis)

Dyersburg

1956

Chief  J.B. Tillman (Whitehaven)

Nashville

1957

Chief  Cecil Rogers (Dyersburg)

Chattanooga

1958

Chief  Maurice Schutt (Nashville)

Memphis

1959

Chief  C.S. Baugh (Memphis)

Maryvillle

1960

R.R. Gouldy (Chattanooga)

Gatlinburg

1961

Fire Marshal Dan Hicks (Nashville)

Paris

1962

Chief  Eddie Hamilton (Memphis)

Whitehaven

1963

Chief  Robert R. Lock (Maryville)

Lawrenceburge

1964

Chief  John McClure (Paris)

Union City

1965

Chief  John Wallace (Whitehaven)

Oak Ridge

1966

Chief  Charles D. May (Clinton)

Maryville

1967

Chief  Charles Quillen

Shelbyville

1968

Chief  William Knox (Athens)

Humbolt

1969

Chief  Henry Seever (Memphis

Greenville

1970

Chief  Kenneth Roberts

Manchester

1971

Asst. Chief Robert Wilson (Johnson City)

Dyersburg

1972

Instructor Aaron Thomas (Shelbyville)

Kingsport

1973

Lt. I.G. Bradford (Memphis)

Clarksville

1974

Chief  Howard Boyd (Nashville)

Milan

1975

Chief  Conner Caldwell (Kingsport)

Oak Ridge

1976

Chief  Garland King (Shelbyville)

Nashville

1977