The History of Our Organization

With a pioneering vision and a desire to promote emergency response coordination within Cuyahoga County the Cuyahoga County Fire Chief's was founded in 2002.



Past CCFCA Officers:


President Patrick Sweeney (Shaker Heights) 2016 to Present

President Ken Ledford (Bedford Heights) 2014 to 2016

President William Shaw (Solon) 2009 to 2014

President Dave Mohr (Mayfield Village) 2002 to 2009


Vice President Briant Galgas (Middleburg Heights) 2014 to Present

Vice President Ken Ledford (Bedford Heights) 2002 to 2014


Secretary David Nagy(Bedford) 2013 to Present

Secretary Kevin Sur (North Randal) 2008 to 2013

William Shaw (Solon) 2002 to 2008


Treasurer Anthony Rafin (Fairview Park) 2015 to Present

Treasurer John Drsek (Maple Heights) 2010 to 2015

Ed Bencin (Highland Heights) 2002 to 2006


Did you know the CCFCA maintains multiple committtes designed to forward fire service initiatives in our County? The Education Committee is comprised of 4 members and is chaired by Chief Bob Chegan of North Royalton. If you have any educational needs or suggestions please feel free to contact the Education Committee.

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