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Doubl-Kold has teamed up with PM Hazmat, Inc to provide Ammonia Emergency Response Training (Hazmat Training) for our customers.  Kem Russell, with the assistance of J. Patrick Johnson of PM Hazmat, Inc, put on the following classes:

Information on the Instructors:

Mark A. Connella:


    • Shreveport Fire Department
      • 1978-1995: Firefighter/EMT/Fire Medic Officer
      • 1995-1999: Fire Captain
      • 1999-2009: Emergency Medical Services Supervisor

    • Willis-Knighton Medical Center, Shreveport, LA.
      • 1990-2011: Aero-Medical helicopter paramedic

    • Caddo Sheriff Office
      • 2006-Present: Paramedic Coordinator/Supervisor

Founding member of the “Critical Incident Stress Management Team” for Shreveport Fire Dept., and trainer in Critical Incident Stress Management, having conducted over 60 seminars nationally. Greater Shreveport Leadership Program (Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce) Senior Coordinator and Chairman for 3 years. Has responded to large scale natural and man-caused disasters for operation and CISM management: Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing; Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike, and Workplace Mass Shootings. Coordinated with other agencies to establish and maintain EMS services in storm ravaged areas following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Kem Russell, PE:


    • Vice President of Doubl-Kold's Engineering Dept.
    • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Washington
    • 50 years of experience in design, construction, and startup of industrial ammonia refrigeration systems
    • Since the early 90's have assisted many companies with PSM/RMP program requirements
    • Member of IIAR and  RETA
    • Speaker at annual IIAR and RETA conferences
      • Awarded the prestigious “Andy Ammonia” Award in March 2006 at the annual IIAR meeting for his presentation of the technical paper “Refrigeration for Controlled Atmosphere of Apples in the 21st Century.”
    • Served as the IIAR Safety Committee as Chairman for seven years
    • Served on the IIAR Board of Directors for six years
    • Voting member on the IIAR Code, Safety, and Compliance Guideline Commitees
    • Reviewer of IIAR Technical Papers
    • Author of the quarterly IIAR Condenser magazine "Lessons Learned" articles
    • Member of the Yakima County Sheriff Office Search & Rescue group
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