Mass injury, mass casualty situations are becoming more and more common. This unfortunate trend calls for a new approach to training.

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center will be hosting an interdisciplinary leadership forum on Friday, August 24, 2018. During this forum, we will discuss the vision of where we are headed and how to bridge the gap. We will hear from speakers representing first responder agencies who have been involved in such evolving events and we will have a panel discussion with a Q&A session.

This leadership forum will be a prelude to the development of training which will focus on a holistic approach that uses all available resources, maximizing each one’s strengths, to provide the most efficient and effective response.

Leadership Forum Introduction & Vision


Chris Wigginton, Director;

Bruce Stanford, GPA;

Ike McConnell, GFA

Chad Black, Chairman GA EMS

Darnell Fullum, Chief DeKalb County Fire & Rescue

Kelly Joiner, State EMS & Trauma



Captain Troy Smith & Chief Deputy William Wash – Gwinnett Hostage Situation

Bill Justice, NRP, TEMS-I, Asso. Dir., OU Center for Prehospital & Disaster Med., US Marshals TF

Sheriff Gary Sisk, Catoosa County


Panel Discussion – Solutions and Q&A

Joseph Barasoain, 911 Director Fulton Co.

David Briscoe, National EMS (Private)

Sheriff Gerald Couch, Hall Co.

Dan Flynn, Marietta PD

Sam Heaton, Board of Public Safety, Cobb Co. Public Safety Dir.

Kelly Joiner, State EMS & Trauma

Colonel Mark McDonough, GSP

Dep. Dir. Harlan Proveaux, GEMA

Rep. Andy Welch, House Member

Director Chris Wigginton, GPSTC

Chief Pat Wilson, Coweta Co. Fire & EMS

This forum is open to line supervisors and above in all public safety disciplines.  

Register today to take part in this important discussion!


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