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Braun Ambulances’ Chad Brown to Present at FDSOA 2020

Originally published on January 13, 2020
Updated on January 13, 2020
By Braun Ambulances

Each year, the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) hosts a Fire Apparatus, Safety, and Maintenance Conference to help provide a better understanding of apparatus used in the Fire & EMS industry. The event will be held January 13-15,2020 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event features presentations from leading industry individuals, apparatus and equipment managers, and includes breakout sessions and networking events. Chad Brown, Vice President of US Sales for Demers, Braun, and Crestline will present at FDSOA 2020 as part of the breakout session focused on ambulances. Regional Sales Manager Jason Adair will also be in attendance.

Chad will present alongside John McDonald of the General Services Administration (GSA); John is the custodian of the Federal Specification for Ambulances (KKK-A-1822). During their session, Chad and John will discuss the change notices that impact NFPA 1917, CAAS, and KKK. As patient care options and ambulances have evolved, the standards surrounding ambulances have evolved, too. During this session, Chad and John will delve a little deeper into just what these standards mean for your department, your ambulances, your crew, and your patients.

In the 2019 edition of NFPA 1917, there are changes including clarified language and revised text regarding third-party testing and certification, as well as self-certification by the FSAM. There is also mention of new crash tests from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Finally, there is an addition of a Chapter 10 and Annex C, which provide requirements and additional advice to assist in the purchase of remounted or refurbished ambulances.

For more information on his presentation, you can contact Chad Brown at


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