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Thank you for your interest in the IAFF and the Local IAFF 38. Our goal is to maintain the highest level of safety for our members in an effort to serve the Covington community during emergency responses. We continue to strive daily in helping the citizens of Covington not only obtain the highest level of emergency service we can, but also to make every assurance that each and every member of the International Association of Firefighters Local 38 are equally compensated as Professional Firefighters. We are proud to serve Covington. We are proud to defend and to fight for the rights of Firefighters and the rights of our neighbors in Covington in assuring the best, safest, well trained, and highly motivated Fire Department in Kentucky. Thank you for visiting.

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Members of the Covington Fire Department are deeply saddened with the sudden passing of Covington Fire Dept. Assistant Chief (Ret.) Alan “Chip“ Terry. Assistant Chief Terry was a leader of the men and women of our department. He has passed on great knowledge to our firefighters in his role as Chief training officer; we will have firefighters still on the job in the next two decades that were trained by Chief Terry during recruit school. But more than anything Alan was part of our family, Alan was our Brother. We will dearly miss you Alan! 

Allen W. “Chip” Terry, 55 years of age of Covington, KY. Loving husband of Joann Terry (nee Ruwe). Loving father of Hannah Terry Knox (Rob), Noah Terry, Michaela Terry Long (Elijah), Eli Terry, Jaudly Terry, and Taimy Terry. Loving son of Theresa Terry (nee Rich) and the late Alan W. Terry Sr. Dear son n law of Paul and Carol Ruwe. Dear brother of Julie Terry Navarre, Jill Terry Bodkin, Joyce Terry Nessler, Aaron Terry, and Jody Terry Kruetzkamp.

Chip was a retired Assistant Chief with the Covington Fire Department. Visitation will be from 9:00am until 11:00am Saturday at St. John Church in Covington. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery. Middendorf Funeral Home in Ft.Wright are assisting the family.

The Family has requested no flowers, in hope that memorial donations go to: National Fallen Firefighters Foundation P.O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727. 

Online condolences to:

   Allen W. "Chip" Terry
Born: December 30, 1961
 Died: September 15, 2017

There is a destiny that makes us brothers
None goes his way alone
All that we send into the lives of others
Comes back into our own.

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