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Bruce Evans, MPA, CFO, NRP is the Fire Chief and a 30-year paramedic at the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District. Mr. Evans is an NFPA Fire Instructor III and served as a college faculty member at the College of Southern Nevada’s Fire Technology program teaching various fire and EMS topics for 21 years. Bruce has over 41 years of experience in a variety of EMS settings and is the 2010 recipient of the International Association of Fire Chiefs James O Page award for Leadership in EMS. He is currently the President of the National Association of EMT’s and was awarded the 2014 Presidential Leadership Award. He holds a master’s degree in public administration, bachelor’s degree in education, and Associates in Fire Management. Chief Evans has an appointment to the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine’s Preparedness Committee. He has completed a six-year appointment on the Colorado Governor’s State EMS and Trauma Advisory Committee. Bruce is an instructor at the National Emergency Training Center authoring several courses in emergency response and incident management. Bruce co-authored several textbooks, Crew Resource Management with Jones and Bartlett, Management of EMS and EMS Research and Quality Management with Prentice Hall. Chief Evans models the Rock Island in the 1960’s in HO from Chicago to Des Moines. He is part of the NMRA Silver San Juan Division of the Rocky Mountain Region and lives in Durango, CO