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FireShowsWest opens Sept. 18 at Reno’s Grand Sierra Resort

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The annual FireShowWest training conference and expo begins Sept. 18 at Reno’s Grand Sierra Resort. Attendees can select from a variety of training opportunities and visit the exhibit hall, where they can meet with a variety of vendors and visit CSFA’s RV1 team. This year’s Keynote opening speaker will be Devon Wells. He is a Past President of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) and former Fire Chief of Hood River (OR) Fire & EMS. He is a 31-year veteran of the fire service, and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer (EFO) program and writes for many national publications on topics of rural fire safety, leadership, organizational philosophy, and training program management. He presents nationally on many topics and is heavily involved in the research of safe firefighting practices and science to back-up tactics. He is a member of the instructor cadre for the ISFSI course “Principles of Modern Fire Attack” helped develop NFPA 1700 as part of the technical panel and manages the Facebook page “Rural Fire Officer. His topics will be “Who Moved the River? Navigating the Currents of Change”. Here him speak on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. For more information and to register: