Fire EMS, Firefighter Training, Leadership

Names In The News

Issue 10 and Volume 171.

DAVID ZEISNEISS was named as the new chief of the Gilbert/Franklin Township (IA) Fire Department after being selected unanimously by the Fire and Emergency Response Board. Zeisneiss will replace current chief Ben Smith. He began his fire career in 2010 with the Collins (IA) Fire Department in 2010 before going to Gilbert in 2015. Prior to becoming chief in 2015, Smith was on the department for six years. He will be stepping down from the position to spend more time with his family. JOHN S. BUTLER was appointed as the new chief of Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue. Butler was previously the chief of Howard County (MD) Fire and Rescue (HCFD). He will begin his tenure on September 1. Butler was appointed as HCFD’s chief in 2014 and had served as battalion chief, emergency medical services chief, and administrative chief. In addition, he served in the Marine Corps for…

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