Mark Burdick began his career in 1983 as a firefighter/paramedic for the Glendale (AZ) Fire Department, rising through the ranks to become fire chief in 2002. He has a bachelor’s degree in Fire Service Management and a master’s degree in Human Resources Management, both from Ottawa University, and received his initial Chief Fire Officer designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence in 2007. He serves as the business development director for the Arizona Fire Chiefs Association and is a member of several other professional organizations including the State Fire Safety Committee, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the National Fire Protection Association and the International City/County Managers Association.
Micah Panczyk is 9-1-1 CPR Program Manager at the Arizona Department of Health Services. A former newspaper reporter and editor, he holds two master’s degrees and lives in Phoenix, AZ.
Bentley J. Bobrow, MD, is professor of emergency medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine—Phoenix Campus and practices at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. His focus is on improving outcomes from time-sensitive emergency medical conditions such as out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury. He has partnered with public health officials, EMS agencies, municipal fire departments, hospitals, university researchers and the public to develop a statewide reporting and educational network for responding to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. This system of care has resulted in a significant increase in the rates of bystander CPR and a tripling of survival from sudden cardiac arrest in Arizona. Dr. Bobrow is director of the Maricopa Integrated Health Services (MIHS) Resuscitation Science Center and chair of the MIHS In-hospital Resuscitation Committee. He is the current chair of the American Heart Association Basic Life Support Subcommittee and the medical director for the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System at the Arizona Department of Health Services. He is a member of the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center and the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona and co-investigator for the NIH-funded R01 EPIC Prehospital Traumatic Brain Injury Study.