Donald C. Cooper, Ph.d

managing editor of event safety guide; executive director for event safety alliance

Dr. Cooper is currently Director of Administration for the City of Tallmadge in Northeast Ohio. He retired in 2012 as the Ohio State Fire Marshal, a law enforcement position, and served in the fire-rescue-emergency medical service since 1980.  Dr. Cooper is Managing Editor of the Event Safety Guide, and he chairs the Event Safety Working Group, one of the several committees established by the ESTA Technical Standards Program to develop industry safety standards.