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Our Outstanding Opening Ceremony Keynote Speakers

Steve Hirsch is training officer for Sheridan County Fire District # 1, Thomas County Fire District #4, and Grinnell Fire Department, all of which are 100% volunteer fire departments. Steve is the chair and KS director on the National Volunteer Fire Council and is currently first vice chair of the Kansas State Firefighters Association after serving as secretary from 2000-2018. His father started a rural fire district in north central Kansas in 1963, the year after he was born, so he grew up in the fire service. Steve is also the county attorney in Decatur County in northwest Kansas. He has a private law practice and serves as city attorney for 18 cities in Norton, Phillips, Graham, Mitchell, Rawlins, Decatur, Sheridan, Thomas, and Gove counties

Nevada Workers’ Compensation Attorney Jason Mills has been practicing workers’ compensation law in Las Vegas for over 20 years, serving injured workers throughout the state. As of January 1, 2021, Jason D. Mills & Associates law firm merged with GGRM Law Firm, serving Nevada’s people for more than 50 years! Mr. Mills focuses his practice on Nevada workers’ compensation claims representing Nevada’s injured workers. Indeed, many new clients are regularly referred to him by former clients who are highly satisfied with the outcome of their worker’s comp cases, and fellow attorneys throughout the Nevada bar who recognize Mr. Mills’ legal skill in the field of Nevada workers’ compensation law. Professionally, there is nothing that Mr. Mills enjoys more than helping Nevada’s injured workers get the benefits they are owed.

History of Nevada EMS – Dr. Elwood Schmidt

From the mid-1950s through the end of the last century, I witnessed a dramatic change in the level of care and service patients received prior to arriving at the hospital.  The changes in this pre-Hospital or Emergency Medical Services care was often developed by volunteers, in small towns, and with very limited resources.  How did this improvement come about?  How did all these places of small population improve so much?  It was the search for answers to questions that gave rise to this book and is told through the voices of the people who were there at the times these changes occurred, in towns small and cities large.