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Tim Sendelbach

Tim Sendelbach

Fire Chief, Loveland (Colorado) Fire Rescue Authority

Tim Sendelbach is fire chief for Loveland Fire Rescue Authority. Sendelbach previously served as vice president/chief of public safety operations for Bobit Business Media, the parent company of iFIRE International. He also served as the editor-in-chief and conference director for Firehouse, overseeing the content and editorial direction of Firehouse Magazine,, Firehouse Expo, Firehouse World and related products. Sendelbach is a past-president of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI). He has served as an assistant fire chief with the Kingman (Arizona) Fire Department, the North Las Vegas (Nevada) Fire Department and Missouri City (Texas) Fire & Rescue Services, and as the chief of training for Savannah (Georgia) Fire & Emergency Services.

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