Knoxville Fire Fighters Association

A Brief Overview Of The
Association and Our Goals

Organizations that our firefighters are able to help by the purchase of ticket vouchers to our benefit concerts.

Make A Wish Foundation

Ronald McDonald House

St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital

Smokey Mountain Children's Home

East Tennessee Children's Hospital

University of Tennessee Cancer Institute


The Knoxville Fire Fighters Association represents the professional fire fighters of Knoxville and has been proudly serving our community since 1918. We have made saving lives and property our lifelong profession and are asking the community to stand behind our efforts. In order to raise funds for our educational and safety programs, we are hosting a benefit concert featuring the band Who's Bad The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience  with hits like "Bad", "Thriller", and "Beat It". The concert will be held Friday, May 31st at 8:00 pm at Chilhowee Park.

By purchasing tickets to the show you are supporting the men and women of the Knoxville Fire Fighters Association, who have made saving lives and property their lifelong profession. Because of your support we are able to provide many outstanding programs and other member benefits of the Knoxville Fire Fighters Association in Knox County. These include:

  • Sponsoring CAMP PHOENIX to help provide Aid and Recovery to young burn victims throughout East Tennessee.
  • OPERATION WARM providing new winter coats to foster care children across the state of Tennessee.
  • Providing a MOBILE FIRE SAFETY HOUSE ON WHEELS to teach local children proper fire safety procedures.
  • BURN OUT FUND to help families throughout Knoxville, Knox County and East Tennessee who have lost their homes to fire.
  • Support of THE FIRE FIGHTERS RELIEF FUND to assist families of fire fighters killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.
  • SUPPORTING RONALD McDONALD HOUSE to assist families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals.
  • Purchase and installation of SMOKE DETECTORS in homes of hearing impaired, elderly and less fortunate.

Fire fighters are rated as having one of the most hazardous occupations in terms of death and injury. Working with citizens of Knoxville and Knox County, perhaps we can change these statistics for the better.

With the help of our friends in the community, we hope to make Knoxville a safer place to live and raise our families.



 Kevin Faddis

        President, KFFA

Knoxville Fire Fighters Association helps Loudon County Woman and her three children after house fire.
March 3rd 2013

Knoxville Fire Fighters Association President Kevin Faddis presents a check for $250, numerous toys, and dishes to Emily Schrader and her three children. The Schraders also received help from Loudon County Sheriff's Department Detective Jeff Russel, Lenoir City Wal-Mart, and the Red Cross of East Tennessee. (The Knoxville Fire Fighters Association donated $5,000.00 to Red Cross of East Tennessee to help local families on Oct 17th 2012.)

Knoxville fire Fighters donate $10k to University of Tennessee Cancer Institute
January 2013
Knoxville Fire Fighters donate $5K to American Red Cross
10:12 PM, Oct 17, 2012

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East Tennessee firefighters are helping support an organization they work closely with to help fire victims. The Knoxville Fire Fighters Association donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross on Wednesday.
Firefighters say the gift is only natural since the two organizations work hand-in-hand.
"You know we work as a partnership. We're there on the scenes, they show up on the scenes helping people. We help people; they help people. It's a win-win situation," said Knoxville Fire Department Captain Kevin Faddis.
The Red Cross says it will use the money for fire response, which could include food, shelter, clothes or counseling for those involved in a fire.
The donation will also be used to teach children about fire safety and what to do if a fire breaks out in their home.
Knoxville firefighters teach area Children

"Learn Not to Burn"

Kevin Faddis addresses city council over the Knoxville Fire Fighters Association's donation
By Eric Gedenk published: March 22 2011 08:54 PM updated:: March 24 2011 12:34 AM

On Tuesday, Mar. 22, the Knoxville City Council honored the Knoxville Fire Fighters Association for a $13,000 donation to the fire department going toward educational supplies for local children.
The "Learn Not to Burn" program aims to teach preschool children--one and a half times more likely to die in a fire than an average person--the dangers of fire and how to prevent them from happening at home. Kevin Faddis, a local fire captain and president of the Knoxville Fire Fighters Association, addressed the council and expressed his thanks on behalf of the association.
Faddis explained that the association has donated over $38,000 over the last three years toward developing Learn Not to Burn in the Knoxville area. The money allows the fire department to buy the educational booklets and audio programs, as well as T-shirts, pens, magnets, and other gifts for children.
"I'm looking forward to keep donating as long as the city will take our money to fund this program," Faddis said.
The association will be presenting a jumbo-sized check to the Knoxville Fire Department at 614 N. Central St. on Thursday morning at 10 A.M. The association will have their mobile fire safety trailer on display, and Faddis invited council members and the mayor to crawl through the trailer.
Fifth District Councilman Nick Della Volpe sang praises of the program's utility.
"You can picture a kid possibly stepping up and saving the lives of his family with the knowledge they have, so this is one of the programs that is just great, and I thank you for doing it," Della Volpe said.

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