Executive Director Harlon Hutcheson

Harlon began his fire service career as a firefighter with the Russellville Fire Dept. in 1973. He was promoted in 1975 to Lieutenant, then in 1977 he became chief of the department. Harlon served various positions within the AAFC, including a term as president in 1999. After retirement from Russellville Fire Dept. in 2002, Harlon became the second Executive Director of the AAFC. 

  Harlon Hutcheson
  Executive Director
  151 Hutcheson Dr.
  Phil Campbell, Al. 35581
  205-993-4290 (Office) 256-627-6382 (Cell)

Executive Board


Chief Gene Necklaus
Scottsboro Fire & Rescue
202 West Appletree St.
Scottsboro, Al. 35768

256-574-2617 Office
267-599-4772 Cell
[email protected]



Chief Sean Kendrick
Calera Fire & Rescue
7901 Hwy 31
Calera, Al. 35040

205-229-7114 Office
205  Cell
[email protected]


2nd Vice-President

Chief Tony Grande
Decatur Fire & Rescue
7901 Hwy 31
Decatur, Al. 35603

256-341-4862 Office
[email protected]



Chief Jon Lord
Rocky Ridge Fire Dept.
2911 Metropolitan Way
Birmingham, Al. 35243

(205) 822-0532 (Office)
(205) 978-9876 (Fax)
[email protected]

Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs
Alabama Director

Chief Donnie West
Center Point Fire & Rescue
2229 Center Point Parkway 
Center Point, Al. 35215
 205.856-4952  (Office)
205-965-0521 Cellular 
[email protected]

CAFCA Representative

Chief Gary Sparks
Oxford Fire & Rescue
7 E 6th Street
Oxford, Al. 36203
256-831-3208 Office
256-310-4691 Cell
[email protected]


NAFCA Representative

Brandy Williams
Madison Fire Dept.

Madison, Al. 
[email protected]

SEAAFC Representative

Michael Whaley
Assistant Chief Prattville Fire

201 Gin Shop Hill Road
Prattville AL 36067
334-595-0300 Office
 [email protected]

SWAAFC Representative

Chief Joey Darby
Foley  Fire Department
120 W Verbena St.
Foley,Al. 36535
251-943-1266 Work
251-424-0176 Cell
[email protected]



Chief Steve Carroll
Gadsden Fire Department
322 Walnut St.
Gadsden, Al. 35901
205-274-2752 Office
267-441-6082 Cell
[email protected]