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Matt Tobia
Matt is an Assistant Chief in Loudoun County, Virginia where he is largely responsible for support services and volunteer administration. His experience in fire and rescue service spans more than 25 years. He rose throught the ranks in the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, located in suburban Baltimore, Maryland. His final assignment was as a Battalion Chief. Chief Tobia holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Emergency Health Services Management from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Chief Tobia is a contributing editor for Fire-Rescue Magazine, currently serving as their back-page monthly columnist.

John McLoughlin 
John is a 20 year veteran of the fire service, the last 17 in Fort Lauderdale (FL) Fire - Rescue most recently as an Operations Battalion Chief and the Chief of Training.  Chief McLoughlin holds a Bachelor's Degree from Saint Thomas University and a Masters Degree from the University of Miami. He has been a Fire Service Instructor for 15 years, teaching firefighting, Special Operations, and EMS.  John has traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad has served as a private contractor for the Department of Defense.  He is Rescue Specialist on USAR Florida Task Force 2. He has been deployed several times including the Haiti Earthquake. 
Don Headrick
Don is an Assistant Chief with the Greenville (SC) Fire Department. Don began his fire service career with Greenville in 1978 and progressed through the ranks as firefighter, company officer, Batt. Chief and Asst. Chief.  He was department training officer for 5 years.  He has been a certified fire service instructor since 1987, served on various technical development committees for fire/rescue programs and is Senior Advisor for South Carolinas US&R Team-SC-TF1. 

Arthur Ashley
A firefighter since 1986, Arthur has worked for the City of Lexington, Kentucky for 22 years, assigned to both engine and ladder companies throughout his career.  He is currently a Captain assigned to Ladder Company 1 in downtown Lexington. A Kentucky Level II Instructor, Kentucky State Fire School instructor and an adjunct instructor with Lexington Fire Training Academy, he holds many certifications in many areas of fire, rescue and hazmat.  Arthur instructs throughout the state of Kentucky and around the country specializing in hands-on training, leadership and crew management. Captain Ashley is co-creator and administrator of Truckie-Talk, a social  media based training page focused on sharing training tips and highlighting the rich tradition of the fire service.

Adam Kosheba
Adam  has over 30 years in emergency services. Currently serving as a Fire Chief in southeastern PA, Adam was previously employed by the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service. He is employed by a large State Police Agency on the East Coast where he currently commands the largest Troop in his agency.  Adam attained a graduate degree in the  Administration of Justice with a concentration in Leadership & Administration. He is a recent graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy for Law Enforcement Executives. As a law enforcement officer, Adam has extensive experience in criminal and fire investigations with certifications as a National Pro-Board Fire Investigator and a post-blast investigator.  Adam has been assigned key roles in large scale police incidents including the Nickel Mines Amish School Shooting and the manhunt for the killer of a PA State Trooper in 2014.

Mike Prete
Mike recently retired as the Assistant Fire Chief at Montgomery County (MD) Fire and Rescue Services. With  nearly 35 years of experience, he served as the Executive Chief. In addition to his role directly relating to fire and rescue operations, he managed daily operational and administrative issues including budget, daily oversight and scheduling for 1100 full time personnel.  With national and state instructor certifications, he served as an adjunct instructor for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, NIMS Instructor for MEMA, Anne Arundel Community College adjunct instructor, Practical Incident Control Training lead instructor and holds various certifications in public safety.

Jason Walters
Jason is a PA State Fire Instructor and PA Department of Health vehicle rescue instructor. Since 2000, he has been employed as a firefighter with Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue Department in Hilton Head, SC. He currently hold the rank of  Captain.  He is a heavy rescue tech, hazmat tech, dive tech with HHIFRD heavily involved with the training division on program development and delivery. He is a SCFA instructor, the Rescue Group Manager with SC-TF1.

Sarah Radinsky
Sarah started her fire service career as a volunteer in northeastern PA prior to volunteering with the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department during college.  After obtaining her degree in Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic, Sarah was hired as a Paramedic in 2004 by the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department (PGFD).  Assigned to some of the busiest ALS units in the county, Sarah trained new ALS providers from within the department, as well as students from colleges such as University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).  Sarah gained experience as a field provider thanks to high call volume and her participation in a variety of mass-casualty and high-profile incidents; one of which earned her the Bronze Medal of Valor. Her experience expanded when her role changed from a field medic to an EMS Supervisor (Lieutenant) and Quality Assurance Officer. Sarah retired from PGFD and now is employed at Frederick County (MD) Community College.
Greg Barnas

Greg served as a Captain of Ladder 6 with the Jersey City Fire Department in Jersey City, N.J. He had over 30 years for fire  He specialized in truck and other special operations.  Additionally, he volunteered in his hometown of Wallington, N.J.

Greg was killed in the line of duty on February 28, 2014 while operating at a commercial building fire in Wallington when he fell from a roof.

Greg was an exceptional instructor with a passion for the fire service. He will be sorely missed.