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Elder Technical Rescue Services LLC


We are a veteran-owned business based in Delaware County, PA that specializes in technical rescue and occupational safety training and consulting services. Bill Elder founded the company in 2017 with the goal of making communities and workplaces safer. Today, our highly skilled, experienced, and passionate team has over 250 years of combined experience in the safety and rescue field.

We are an accredited Pennsylvania Department of Health Continuing Education Sponsor and voluntarily follow ANSI/ASSP Z490.1-2016 Criteria For Accepted Practices In Safety, Health And Environmental Training. Our training and consulting services are based on current national standards, such as NFPA 1006, NFPA 2500, NFPA 470, ANSI Z359, and more.

Online Learning
Online Learning

We believe in making safety and rescue training available to as many people as possible. To that end, we offer several self-paced, online and blended learning programs available for enrollment 24/7/365. Click here to view them.

In-Person Training
In-Person Training

We also offer a wide range of fully in-person training programs. Our most popular courses are the Arizona Vortex Workshop, Hazmat Operations, Machinery Rescue Operations, and the PA Fish and Boat Commission Water Rescue Programs. Click here for more information.

Self-Assessment Tool
Self-Assessment Tool

Our Technical Rescue Service Self-Assessment Tool is designed to help you determine your organization's level of compliance with NFPA 2500 (1670) and ultimately improve the level of service you provide to your community.

Open Enrollment Calendar

Open Enrollment

The following public classes are open for enrollment in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Elevator Emergency Management - Operations
April 6-7, 2024
Media, PA
Cost: $375
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Tower Rescue Operations
May 18, 2024
West Chester, PA
Cost: $325
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6,000+ Course Completions


We have issued over 6,000 certificates of completion to students as of December 31, 2023!