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JULY 12-13, EMLRC 29th Annual Bill Shearer International
ALS/BLS Competition. Orlando, Florida. Sponsor: Emergency Medicine Learning and Resource Center. Contact: (800) 766-6335. Web site:
JULY 31-AUGUST 2, 2017 NASFM Annual Conference.
Charles-ton, South Carolina. Sponsor: National Association of State Fire Marshals. Contact: (202) 737-1226. Web site: http://www.firemarshals.org/.
AUGUST 7-12, National EMS Educators Symposium. Washington, DC. Sponsor: National Association of EMS Educators. Contact:
(412) 343-4775. Fax: (412) 343-4770. Web site: http://naemse.Org/
SEPTEMBER 17-20, 28th Annual ARFF Working Group
Training & Educational Symposium. Louisville, Kentucky. Sponsors: Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Working Group. Contact: (972)
714-9412. Fax: (972) 714-9432. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site:
NOVEMBER 2-5, 2017 Colorado EMS Conference. Keystone,
Colorado. Sponsor: Emergency Services Association of Colorado. Contact: (800) 889-5690, (303) 317-6511. Fax: (303) 200-7099. Web site:
www.emsac.org/conference. E-mail: email@example.com.
JUNE 21-25, UAS4PublicSafety: Public Safety Drone Operations Introductory Course. Indianapolis, Indiana. Sponsors:
The Academy of Model Aeronautics, DJI and Fly-Robotics. Web site:
JULY 10-13, Hazmat/ WMD Technician for Surface Transpo-ration. Pueblo, Colorado. Sponsor: Security and Emergency Response
Training Center. Contact: (800) 933-4882, (719) 584-0584. E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.hazmattraining.com.
JULY 17-20, Fireground Training Officer. Indianapolis, Indiana.
Sponsor: Fire Department Training Network. Contact: (317) 862-9679.
Fax: (317) 862-9685. Web site: www.fdtraining.com.
JULY 27-30, Rescue Technician: Cave Rescue I/II (
Non-cer-tification) Class. Huntsville, Alabama. Sponsors: Huntsville
Cave Rescue Unit, Alabama Fire College. Contact: Brian Bailey,
(256) 509-4785, Brian@HCRU.org. Web sites: www.hcru.org,
JULY 27-31, Rescue Technician: Cave Rescue I/II (
certification) Class. Huntsville, Alabama. Sponsors: Huntsville Cave Rescue
Unit, Alabama Fire College. Contact: Brian Bailey, (256) 509-4785, Brian@HCRU.org. Web sites: www.hcru.org, www.alabamafirecollege.org.
■ JOSEPH “JOE Z” ZAHRALBAN was named the new
chief of the Miami (FL) Fire Department (MFD). Zahralban takes over for former chief Maurice Kemp, who
retired in March after 32 years with the department.
Zahralban was previously the MFD’s deputy chief
and is currently a task force leader of the South Florida Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Urban
Search and Rescue team. He began his fire service
career in 1990 at age 18. Zahralban will oversee a
$125 million department of roughly 750 firefighters that responds to
more than 100,000 emergency calls a year.
■ WILLIAM D. (BILL) KILLEN was awarded the Military Fire Fighter
Heritage Foundation’s (MFHF’s) 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.
The annual award recognizes individuals for outstanding professional
achievements during their 20-year tenure with the Department of De-
fense (DOD), specifically major contributions to the DOD
Fire Emergency Services as well as community leadership
and involvement. Killen began his firefighting career at
the Naval Propellant Plant in Indian Head, Maryland,
in 1960. He rose through the military fire service to
become chief of several jurisdictions (including Church
Hill, Tennessee) and also held the position of Director—Navy Fire and
Emergency Services from 1985-2004. He also served as President of
the International Association of Fire Chiefs from 2005-2006 and is a
Charter member with the Commission on Fire Accreditation Interna-
■ BOLT CUSTOM TRUCKS announced that it is building custom crew
cabs on Kenworth and Peterbilt brand trucks, which have recently been
certified under NFPA codes and standards that protect individuals in the
case of a rollover crash. These codes and standards state that a fire truck
must be able to endure a rollover accident and the structural cab must
stay intact to protect the occupants. Specifically, the truck cab must
pass a series of roof crush simulation tests along with a seat belt pull
test performed on the occupant restraints of the five seated positions in
the cab. For the test, Bolt converted a Kenworth day cab truck to a four-door crew cab with a 52-inch extension and sufficient structural support
added in the cab’s roof as well as the A, B, and C roof pillars for the truck
to pass this roof crush test. www.boltcustom.com.
■ SUTPHEN CORPORATION named Passman’s EV T Services of Mt.
Hermon, Louisiana, as the official sales and service representative
for Sutphen Fire Apparatus in Louisiana and southern Mississippi.
Passman’s EV T Services has been in business since 2008. The company
provides hydrostatic bottle testing, pump testing, repair and refurbish
work, truck service and maintenance, and some custom manufacturing. In addition to their 8,000-square-foot facility, Passman’s
operates three mobile technicians to service customers on site at their
fire station. Sutphen Corporation is an Ohio-based, privately held,
family-owned business that manufactures heavy-duty, custom built
emergency response vehicles. www.sutphen.com.