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Randy Blandford

Assistant Chief    #420

 

Randy currently serves as Assistant Chief with the department with more than 25 years of experience in the fire service. He first began his career in 1984 after enlisting into the United States Navy. While serving, Randy attended several naval firefighting schools that included NTTC Fleet Training Center, San Diego, CA; NTTC Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA; and NTTC Long Beach Naval Station, Long Beach, CA; where he earned certifications in Advanced Shipboard Firefighting, Aviation Firefighting and Rescue, Gas Free Engineering, Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Decontamination, and Shipboard Damage Control. Randy was stationed aboard the USS Missouri BB-63 and assigned to the Repair Division which spearheaded the firefighting efforts ship-wide. He served as on-scene leader with the In-Port Fire Party, the At-Sea Flying Squad, and the Aircraft Crash and Rescue Team. Randy began serving the Sorgho community in 1991 and over the years he has steadily progressed thru the ranks to his current position. Randy was selected Firefighter of The Year in 1998 and 2007 and has more than 4,716 training hours. Randy is employed at nearby Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Owensboro Mill, as an operations technician and also serves as Assistant Chief with their fire brigade.

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Charlie Rafferty

Assistant Chief / EMT    #421

 

Charlie started serving the Sorgho community in 1996 as a firefighter. After progressing through the ranks, Charlie now holds the rank of Assistant Chief. In 2002, he was elected firefighter of the year. Charlie retired as a Lieutenant with the Daviess County Fire Department in 2023. Charlie has over 9,334 training/instructor hours combined.  Charlie holds credentials as a career firefighter, Haz-Mat Technician., Emergency Medical Technician., WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Train-the-Trainer, WMD Terrorist Bombing Train-The-Trainer, IFSAC Firefighter Level I and II, IFSAC Evaluator, Level I and II, IFSAC Haz-Mat Awareness, IFSAC Haz-Mat Operations, Level I and II Fire Service Instructor, AHA CPR Instructor and is also an Instructor for KCTCS State Fire Rescue Area 3. Charlie is a founding member, and commander of the Green River Honor Guard. Charlie is currently employed by the Kentucky Fire Commission as a Training Specialist for The Fire Academy of Kentucky.

 

 

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Tyler Free

Assistant Chief / EMT   #422

 

Tyler started serving the Sorgho community in 2003 as a firefighter. Tyler has over 2,326 training hours and also serves as an EMT. Tyler holds the position of Assistant Chief.  He was elected firefighter of the year in 2005, 2013 and 2015. He has received the outstanding service award in 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013. Tyler also serves the community as a Deputy Sheriff, holding the rank of sergeant, with the Daviess County Sheriff's Office.

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Andy Offerman

Captain / EMR    #469

 

Andy started serving the Sorgho Community in 2003. Andy has progressed through the ranks and now serves as captain. Andy holds credentials as a IFSAC Firefighter Level I & II, IFSAC Haz-Mat Awareness, IFSAC Haz-Mat Operations, Fire Instructor I & II, IFSAC Evaluator Level I & II, Fire Officer I, Live Fire Instructor and is also an Instructor for KCTCS State Fire Rescue Area 3. Andy received the Outstanding Service award in 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012. and in 2013.  Andy has over 2,745 training/instructor hours combined.

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Jared Peacock

Captain / EMT-A   #471

 

Jared Peacock joined ASFD in 2015 and has over 5,455 of training/instructor hours combined. Jared holds credentials as a Career Firefighter, IFSAC Firefighter Level I & II, IFSAC Haz-Mat Awareness, IFSAC Haz-Mat Operations, Fire Instructor I, IFSAC Evaluator Level I, Fire Officer I, Live Fire Instructor, IFSAC Driver Operator-Mobile Water Supply, IFSAC Driver Operator- Pumper, and IFSAC Driver/Operator Aerial. Jared is a advanced EMT and is employed full-time by the Owensboro Fire Department.

 

 

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Bill Sturges

Lieutenant / EMT-A   #476

 

Bill joined ASFD in 2005. Bill has over 2,702 hours of training. He was elected Firefighter of the year in 2008. Bill holds credentials as a Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, IFSAC Firefighter Level I & II, IFSAC Haz-Mat Awareness, IFSAC Haz-Mat Operations, Fire Instructor I, IFSAC Evaluator Level I & II, HSI Level 2 Instructor, Advanced EMT educator, and is also an Instructor for KCTCS State Fire Rescue Area 3. Bill also works as a Advanced EMT for AMR.

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Carl Shock

Lieutenant  / EMT  #477

 

Carl started serving the Sorgho community in 2015 as a firefighter and EMT since 2020. Carl was promoted to lieutenant in 2021. He received the Firefighter of the Year Award in 2017, 2019, and 2021 as well as Outstanding Service Awards in 2018, 2019, 2022, and 2023. Carl is the equipment officer for ASFD. Carl has over 1,144 training hours.

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Matt Kamuf

Lieutenant  / EMT  #478
 
Matt started serving the Sorgho community in 2004 as a firefighter and was promoted to lieutenant in 2021. Matt has been an EMT since 2009, and is employed full-time with AMR ambulance service. Matt has over 9 years of experience working for local EMS. Matt received the Firefighter of the Year Award in 2009 and 2010, and received Outstanding Service Awards for 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019. In 2015 Matt received a ASFD Unit Citation for Life Saving Award.  Matt serves as the medical officer for ASFD. Matt has over 2,563 hours of training.

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Lucas Bullis

Lieutenant / EMR   #479

 

Lucas Bullis joined ASFD in 2017 and earned his EMR in 2021. Lucas has over 1,212 hours of training, and also serves on the Swedish Match Emergency Response Team as an industrial firefighter, where he is employed full-time. Lucas was promoted to Lieutenant in 2021.

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