LAKE CHARLES—The 48th Annual Louisiana Fire Chiefs Association (LFCA) Conference will convene in Lake Charles, June 7-11, 2021. 

Currently serving as the president of the association’s board of directors, Chief Keith Murray of the Lake Charles Fire Department (LCFD) is set to welcome fire officials from across the state for this weeklong educational and networking event.

Chief Murray has served on the LFCA Board of Directors, in a number of roles, for the past 10 years and is the first Lake Charles Fire Chief to serve as the president of the board in nearly 40 years.   

Featuring nationally recognized fire leaders, the conference will provide fire chiefs in Louisiana with the tools needed for effective and professional leadership of their respective organizations into the future. Attendees will represent a variety of fire services, including municipal, volunteer, combination and industrial. 

The purpose of LFCA is to promote the profession of the fire service, to improve the methods of fire prevention, training, protection and extinguishment, and to maintain high standards of professional ethics among the fire service officers of Louisiana. 

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