In 2015, we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Kingsport Area Safety Council. On this site you will find links to who we are, our Mission and Vision, our Board of Directors, annual events that are sponsored by our organization, and other projects that we have supported. KASC provides a great opportunity for networking and promoting safety throughout our region. In 2012, we were awarded the International Safe Communities of America Award through the National Safety Council, highlighting the successful relationship we have forged with area businesses, organizations, and individual members. We welcome your support of KASC.
Calendar of Events
The 2017 KASC 32nd Annual Safety Seminar will be held on Wednesday,
at the Eastman Toy F. Reid Center in Kingsport. For more
or to register, click the links below. Special
thanks to KASC Seminar
and the Seminar Committee
working diligently to
ensure the success
of this event.
The latest Board of Directors Meeting was held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Eastman Contractor Training Center in Kingsport. The next Board meeting will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the same location. Announcements will be mailed to Board Members.
The latest Community Safety Awareness was held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Picadilly Restaurant in Kingsport. Tammie Heaton and Dr. McNeilly, Pulmonologist with Mountain States Health Alliance, spoke on the importance of screening employees for lung cancer who meet the criteria from CMS or by occupational exposures. Our police and firefighters have an increased risk as well. Dr. McNeilly covered the exposure risks and technology available for early diagnosis and treatment.
The Community Safety Awareness meeting scheduled for March 21 has been postponed due to KASC involvement with a community emergency exercise that we are supporting.
Kingsport Police Department Public Information Officer Tom Patton presents a Christmas benevolence check for $250 on behalf of the Kingsport
Area Safety Council to Lay Leader Steve Wells at Shades of Grace Church to
support their Homeless Ministry. Several other local organization were given donations of the same amount by KASC in support of community benevolence programs.
On Tuesday, October 25, KASC members stuffed 1,000 reflective Halloween Treat Bags that were distributed to local youth through local schools and churches. Junior Achievement personnel managed the distribution schedule, and KASC members assisted in delivering the bags to local schools. Thanks to all
On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen presented a special proclamation in recognition of Safe Communities America Day. On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Kingsport Police Department Public Information Officer Tom Patton revealed a plaque at the Kingsport Justice Center commemorating this significant achievement. KASC was actively involved in this program is is honored to be a sponsor.
On Thursday, September 22, KASC's Annual Award and Recognition Banquet was held at Domtar Cabin in Kingsport. An excellent meal was provided and President Randy Cassell gave an overview of events from the past 12 months. Bruce Lyttle was presented the Swanson Pendleton Outstanding Service Award for his exceptional contributions to our council. New Officers and Board Members were also selected for the upcoming year.
On Saturday, July 23, KASC presented several events for the Kingsport Fun Fest. We partnered with the Kingsport Civitan Club to provide Trike Trial for different age groups. We also provided a Battle of the Ball water event for children and the young at heart. A mini Bucket Brigade was conducted to remember how fire fighters originally extinguished fire. Tom Patton and Dustin Jackson with KPD along with several KASC supporters provided a Drunk Driving Simulation Course to promote safe driving awareness. Thanks to all who came out to support these events.
Mike Livingston presented a check for $500.00 from KASC to Jane Manis, General Manager of the South John B Dennis Hardees in support of "Stars for Troops" program.
The Annual Kids Safety Fair was held at the Eastman Toy F. Reid Employee Center on Tuesday, May 10. KASC supports the Eastman Contractors Safety Partnership in providing safety training to approximately 400 children from local elementary schools.
The 31st Annual KASC Safety Seminar was held at the Eastman Toy F. Reid Employee Center on Wednesday, May 11. Over 400 attendees attended this year's event. Thanks to all who worked so dilligently to make this event successful. Also thanks to our vendors and door prize sponsors. This year's recipient of the $1,500.00 Junior Godsey Memorial Grant was Elk Mills POGA VFD.
On Monday, May 16 KASC provided 10 CO/Smoke Detectors, 30 dual sensor Smoke Detectors and 10 fire extinguishers to the Habitat for Humanity Office in Kingsport. Pictured is Alanna Leonberg, Gene Faxon and Art Pierce. This safety equipment will be utilized in habitat project houses during the 2016 summer season.
The Annual Halloween Treat Bag Stuffing was held on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at the Eastman Contractor's Safety facility. 1,000 bags were stuffed and distributed to local schools and churches. Special thanks to the Junior Achievement of Kingsport and KASC partners. See photos here.
The Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet was held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Domtar Cabin. This year's program was a celebration of this year's events and our 70th Anniversary. The new slate of officers for 2015-2016 was presented and approved. Special music was also provided. See event photos or Review the 2015 Slide Show
On Thursday, May 21, 2015, the Kingsport Area Safety Council hosted a picnic at the Eastman Cabins in Kingsport in celebration of our 70th Year Anniversary of the estabishment of our council. We also celebrated the 30th Annual Safety Seminar that was held on Wednesday, May 13th at the Eastman Toy F. Reid Center in Kingsport. Special thanks to Angel Vicars for coordinating and preparing the meal.
The 2015 Kids Safety Fair was held at the Eastman Toy F. Reid Employee Center on Tuesday, May 12th. Several hundred fourth graders from area elementary schools attended a day of safety training sessions that highlighted safety issues related to their age group. KASC and other vendors provided booths for the students to attend throughout the day. See photos on the Kids Safety Fair page.
On behalf of the KASC
Christmas Benevolence Program, Tommy Hughes of Kingsport City Services presented a check to the Children's
Advocacy Center. Apostolic Lighthouse also teamed up with KASC to provide a luncheon for the Salvation Army. More projects were completed prior to Christmas. Halloween Treat Bag Giveaway
On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, several KASC members stuffed 1,000 Halloween treat bags that were distributed to local youth for promoting safety. Several companies provided candy and toys for use in this project.
2014 Annual Recognition and Awards Banquet
The 2014 Annual Awards/Recognition Banquet and election of Officers/Board Members was held on Thursday, September 25 at Domtar Cabin in Kingsport. Special thanks to Brenda Lowder, Pearl Dotson, and Past Presidents and our corporate sponsors for you efforts and support. See KASC Awards.
The 2014 Fun Fest Dick Bailey Fire Safety Rodeo was held on Saturday, July 12. Piney Flats VFD was the Overall Champion. See link to left for more information.
The Fall Accident Avoidance Workshops were held at Bristol Motor Speedway. KASC is a sponsor of these events, providing four grants to promote participation. "Homer" Stillwell has conducted this exceptional drivers training course in our area for several years, resulting in exceptional testimonials from participants and parents.