Speakers

SAM MASSA is the president and chief technologist for HiViz LED Lighting, a manufacturer of specialty scene lighting equipment with a primary focus on the fire and emergency services market. He is a North Carolina firefighter, an emergency medical technician, and serves on the NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, technical committee.

Captain Gallup began her career with the Kent Fire Department in 1989 and was promoted to captain in 2004. She has worked in fire prevention, fire suppression and is a hazmat technician. During her tenure, she has managed the department’s SCBA program, the site plan program, and is now the facilities director.

Thomas F. Kenney is a captain with the Hyannis (MA) Fire Department, where he has served for 34 years. He is a rescue team manager and a collapse rescue instructor with the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA and MA-TF1. He is a partner in Heavy Rescue Incorporated; he has lectured and taught national for more than...

Ryan Peterson is a special operations, EMS, and training battalion chief for a career department. He is a 21-year veteran of the fire and EMS services and has instructed in fire/EMS for 15 years. He is a program manager for the Utah Fire & Rescue Academy. He designed blended learning and developed curriculum for command...

Ken Fowler, a 28-year veteran of the fire service, is a regional coordinator with the Louisiana State University Fire Emergency Training Institute (FETI). Over the past 28 years he has worked in various facets of emergency services at the local, state, and federal levels. He has worked in suppression and special operations at the local...

A 15 year veteran of the fire service, Ed Collet is currently a firefighter/EMT-A at the Canal Fulton (OH) and Jackson Township (OH) Fire Departments. He is lead instructor for the basic to advanced pump operation class at the Bowling Green State Fire School, a State of Ohio certified fire instructor, and a Dive Rescue...

Captain Scott Mlakar is a 33-year fire service veteran and a 32-year member of the Willoughby (OH) Fire Department where he serves as captain.  He is in charge of the Lake County Technical Rescue Task Force and serves as coordinator for the Lake Hazardous Materials Response team.  He currently is in charge of developing and implementing...

Shawn Donovan has been a member of the Boston (MA) Fire Department for 13 years, where he is a lieutenant on an engine company. Previously, he was assigned to a truck company and a rescue company. He has assisted with four recruit programs for the Bostn Fire Department. He has taught H.O.T. classes on firefighter...

CHRIS DALY is a 25-year veteran of the fire service and a full-time police officer who specializes in the reconstruction of serious vehicle crashes and emergency vehicle crashes. He developed the “Drive to Survive” training program (www.drivetosurvive.org) which has been presented to more than 14,000 emergency responders across the country and lectures nationally on the...

BS Degree, Nursing, Misericordia University MS Degree, Public Safety, St. Joseph’s University Licensed RN Pa Lead Instructor Rescue Division and JYD Industries Division, ESI Equipment, Inc. Instructor Emeritus, Structural Burn Instructor PA State Fire Training Academy Worked as an Assistant Director, Training Coordinator for a PA Regional EMS Council 1985 to 2011 Certified FF II...