Kentucky association of Fire Chiefs partners with Public Safety GPO to provide cooperative agreements to their members


SEATTLE- Public Safety GPO (a program of NPPGov) and Kentucky Association of Fire Chief’s, leaders in the Public Safety cooperative purchasing and the Fire Service , today announced a direct partnership to continue the efforts both started together decades ago to provide open, fair and competitive cooperative options to their members.  Kentucky Fire Chief’s Executive Director Daniel Castle, has been working with Mika Kawakami, the Association Manager for Public Safety GPO, to establish a plan which supports the GPO’s vendors and enhances the use of cooperative agreements within the State of Kentucky. “The Kentucky Fire Chiefs are excited to continue the partner directly with Public Safety GPO to offer our members departmental and individual discounts which will not only save them money but will also directly help our association financially.  We feel a direct relationship with GPO was in the best interest of our members and the fire industry. Said Castle”

This relationship will provide the Kentucky Fire Chief’s with over 100 publicly procured agreements for products and services used by the Fire Service every day, along with a discount program to their individual members from over 20 vendors such as AT&T FirstNet. 

About Public Safety GPO

Public Safety GPO is a program of NPPGov providing public safety departments access to publicly solicited contracts from vendors who supply goods and services. Contracts are created through a public RFP process by a Lead Public Agency that allows members to "piggyback" on the contract, eliminating the need to complete their own RFP process. Public Safety GPO staff and legal counsel facilitate this process and provide necessary documentation and support.

About Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs

Kentucky Fire Chiefs was formed in 1919 and has served as the Fire Chiefs association for the State of Kentucky representing over 500 Chiefs.  The Kentucky Fire Chiefs organization consists of 25 Executive Board Members who act as the voice for Kentucky Chiefs for both in-state and national issues.  They are also tasked with understanding and managing key issue for the Fire Service within the State. 

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