Katherine West, BSN, MSEd: Nationally recognized infection control authority in the fire/EMS field; pioneered infection control for emergency responders in 1978 and active in these issues full-time since then as an educator, author, consultant, and subject-matter expert; her book "Infection Control Handbook for Emergency Care Personnel" is in its 3rd Edition and she is widely published in fire/EMS journals.
Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P: Deputy Chief, Memphis Fire Department; Immediate Past President, International Association of Fire Chiefs/EMS Section; monthly column in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services magazine; nationally recognized speaker and consultant.
Michael D. Berg, BS, NRP: Manager, Regulation and Compliance, Office of Emergency Medical Services, Virginia Department of Health; former regional council director; Active provider, educator and instructor in EMS; participant in mandating training for all DICOs for Virginia EMS agencies.
Steve Isaacson, EMT-P: EMS Chief and Infection Control Officer (Retired), Overland Park, KS Fire Department; pioneer of evidence-based practice in fire/EMS; actively involved in infection control issues for over 20 years.
Mike McEvoy, PhD, RN, CCRN, NRP: EMS Coordinator - Saratoga County, New York and nurse clinician, cardiac surgical ICUs and resuscitation committee chair, Albany Medical Center; EMS Editor for Fire Engineering Magazine; EMS Section Board member - International Association of Fire Chiefs; nationally recognized speaker and widely published in nursing, fire, EMS, and law enforcement journals.
James Augustine, MD, FACEP: Director of Clinical Operations, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Canton, Ohio; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio; Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians; Fire/EMS medical director; nationally recognized speaker.
John Sinclair, EMT-P: Fire Chief, Kittitas County, WA Fire District 2; Fire Chief/EMS Manager, City of Ellensburg, WA; President, International Association of Fire Chiefs EMS Section; Board of Directors, Washington Association of Fire Chiefs; recognized expert in fire/EMS systems and operational issues.
Kathy Robinson, RN, EMT-P: Program Manager, National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO); principal investigator for NASEMSO’s flu pandemic project; Program Staff, NASEMSO Education and Professional Standards Council; Associate Director, American Trauma Society; Past President, Emergency Nurses Association; nationally recognized author and speaker.
Donell Harvin, MPH, MPA, EMT-P: Deputy Director, New York City Medical Examiner Office Special Operations Division; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York; Executive Committee, Ragenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies; Doctoral Research Fellow at Cornell Medical College conducting a nationwide study of infection control practices in EMS.
Frank Straub: Police Chief: Spokane, Washington; former Director of Public Safety, Indianapolis, Indiana; former Public Safety Commissioner, White Plains, New York; former Deputy Commissioner of Training and Assistant Commissioner for Counterterrorism, New York City Police Department; Firefighter/EMT
Keith Buhs, RN, BSN, MPA: Lieutenant, Orland Park, Illinois Fire Protection District; Infection Preventionist, Ingalls, Illinois Healthcare System; Health and Safety Officer Instructor, Illinois Society of Fire Service Instructors; Medical Specialist, Illinois Urban Search & Rescue.