New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

Director Kevin O. Kalk

Chief Kevin O. Kalk has been a member of the Barneveld Fire Department since 2001. He became chief of department in 2010 and previously held the ranks of lieutenant, captain, and assistant chief. Kalk has also been a New York state certified EMT since 2007. He served as president of the Oneida County Fire Chiefs Association in 2021 and also served for five years on the board of directors of the Believe 271 Foundation, a charity that provides financial support to firefighters battling cancer and other life threatening illnesses. Kalk has been a member of NYSAFC since 2007. He is a Hands-On Training instructor for the association and previously served on the Volunteer Chiefs and Annual Conference Committees before joining the board of directors in 2022. Kalk works as a highway maintenance supervisor for the New York State Department of Transportation. Kevin and his fiancé, Melanie, are expecting their first child in October 2022.