Chief Wingate along with other Alabama Fire Chiefs recently attended the Congressional Fire Services Institute in Washington, DC representing the Central Alabama and Alabama Fire Chiefs Association. 12 representatives collectively spoke with our Senators and Representatives with hopes for good results of their support for fire service and EMS related issues.

Some Fire Chiefs in attendance were :

Front row : Chief A.J. Martin, Tuscaloosa, Chief Donnie West, Center Point, Chief Mike Bartlett, Rocky Ridge Chief Jon Lord, Rocky Ridge. Chief Donald Jones, Birmingham, Chief Ross Sheffield, Birmingham

Second row : Chief Chuck Wingate, Hoover, Chief Wade Buckner, Jacksonville, Chief Charles Gordon, Birmingham Matt Russell, Director of the Alabama Fire College, Chief Joey Darby, Foley, Chief Artie Willis, Oneonta, Chief Jim Witherington, Cahaba Valley