The Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs awarded the Presidential Award to Chief Wallace Possich of the Frankfort Fire Department at its annual Leadership Conference on June 15 in Hampton, Va.
Possich is the Kentucky state director and has been on the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs board of directors since 2002.
Possich began his career in fire service in 1969 in Williamsburg, Va. In 1998, he became the chief of Frankfort's fire department.
Possich was awarded the Chief Fire Officer designation by the Center for Public Safety Excellence's Commission on Professional Credentialing in 2009. He is one of only 702 people to have achieved that designation worldwide.
In 2009, Possich was inducted into the U.S. Branch of the Institution of Fire Engineers. He is a lifetime member of the Virginia Association of Fire Chiefs and serves on the Kentucky Fire Chiefs executive board, the Kentucky League of Cities board of directors and the board of directors of the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs.