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OCTOBER 3, Second Annual Surviving the Fire Service: A Behavioral and Cancer Prevention Conference. Fort Lauderdale,
Florida. Contact: (954) 262-7009. E-mail: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOVEMBER 3-4, Fire/EMS Trendsetters Conference. Lake
Geneva, Wisconsin. Sponsors: Fire/EMS Trendsetters. Web site:
NOVEMBER 3-5, MU FRTI Instructor Conference. Lake of the
Ozarks, Missouri. Sponsor: MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute.
Contact: (800) 869-3476, (573) 882-4735. Fax: (573) 882-0678. Web
NOVEMBER 13-15, AAA Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. Sponsor:
American Ambulance Association. Contact: (703) 610-9018. E-mail:
email@example.com. Web site: https://the-aaa.org/.
JANUARY 8-13, 2018, NAEMSP Conference. San Diego,
California. Sponsor: National Association of EMS Physicians. Contact: (800) 228-3677, (913) 222-8654. Fax: (913) 222-8606 Web site:
SEPTEMBER 26-28, Transportation Container Loading and
Unloading Emergency Response (TCLUER). Pueblo, Colorado.
Sponsor: Security and Emergency Response Training Center. Contact: (800) 933-4882. (719) 584-0584. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web
OCTOBER 7-8, Live Fire Training Weekend. Chadwick, Illinois:
Sponsor: First IN Response Essentials. Contact: (815) 441-8049. Web
OCTOBER 9-11, Rescue Company Operations I. Indianapolis,
Indiana. Sponsor: Fire Department Training Network. Contact: (317)
862-9679. Fax: (317) 862-9685. Web site: www.fdtraining.com.
OCTOBER 9-13, Highway Emergency Response Specialist (HERS). Pueblo, Colorado. Sponsor: Security and Emergency
Response Training Center. Contact: (800) 933-4882. (719) 584-0584.
E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.hazmattraining.com.
OCTOBER 10, On-Target Solutions for Executive Leadership.
Glenwood, Illinois. Sponsors: Northeastern Illinois Public Safety
Training Academy, Cook County Department of Homeland Security &
Emergency Management. Contact: (847) 998-8090. Fax: (847) 998-
8091. Web site: www.nipsta.org.
names in the news
■ MATTHEW PEGG was appointed as the new chief of
the Toronto (Ontario, Canada) Fire Services (TFS) after
serving as its interim chief since May 2016. His appointment follows a North America-wide recruitment search.
Pegg served as President of the Ontario Association of
Fire Chiefs for three consecutive terms and was deputy
fire chief/director of administrative services in Toronto from 2013 to
2016. In his new role, Pegg will focus on leading the implementation
of the TFS’s Transformation Plan, which was developed and launched
as part of the 2016 Toronto Fire Services budget process. TFS is the
largest fire service in Canada with 3,176 full-time personnel.
■ SHERRY LANDRY was named interim chief of the
Jeanerette (LA) Fire Department (JFD), making her
the first woman ever to lead the department. Landry,
a four-year member of the JFD, was appointed after
former chief Jesse Hebert stepped down from the
post; he is still with the department. In addition to
heading the department, Landry also serves as a rural
mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.
■ BEN WOZNEY was sworn in as the new chief of
the Wilmette (IL) Fire Department (WFD) on August 2.
Wozney takes over for former chief Mike McGreal, who
retired that same day. Wozney joined the WFD as a
firefighter and paramedic in 1995. He was promoted to
lieutenant in 2010 and was named a duty chief in 2015
before being named deputy chief in 2016. He has served
as director of the MABAS Division III water rescue team, overseeing a
team of 86 members from fire departments across the region. As WFD
deputy chief, he has been responsible for managing the WFD staff’s daily
operations as well as its strategic plan and employee development.
■ O2X, a tactical fitness program that helps save the lives of firefighters and maximizes human performance for tactical athletes and
elite organizations, brought its all-encompassing training curriculum
to the 2017 Chicago Blackhawks prospect camp. At the camp, O2X
delivered a systematic approach to player performance in the areas
of development and growth of core values; mental performance and
readiness; sleep and performance; yoga and movement; player accountability, debriefing, and communication; and building resilience.
The company’s core mission is to provide science-backed, comprehensive training and education so individuals and teams can achieve
and sustain high levels of performance. https://o2x.com.
■ SCOTT SAFETY was selected by the state of California to provide
industry-leading technology and equipment to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to help keep a team
of 5,600 firefighters safe in the harshest environments. ALLSTAR Fire
Equipment, Scott Safety’s distribution partner, helped initiate the new
contract and will service CAL FIRE throughout California. CAL FIRE’s
new Scott Safety equipment will include 2,400 self-contained breathing apparatus, which exceeds the industry’s current heat protection
requirements and include features such as variable cylinder pressures,
dual-redundant pressure reducers, and smart backframe contour