Our Story

Elder Technical Rescue Services, LLC was founded in 2017 by Bill Elder to offer professional continuing education courses for emergency responders focused on rescue operations.  We are firm believers in developing well-rounded first responders that are highly skilled in critical thinking and performing patient-focused technical rescue techniques.  Our philosophy regarding training can be summarized by the following three points:

Technical rescue incidents are patient-focused operations, therefore knowledge and skills in prehospital patient care are vital to successful outcomes.

Hands-on rescue skills can only be mastered by repetition, therefore small class sizes are necessary for the development of technical rescue personnel.

Very rarely is a real-world rescue incident straight “out of the book,” therefore critical thinking skills must be developed in all emergency responders.

Our Instructors

All instructors are certified in accordance with NFPA 1041 Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, a Pennsylvania Department of Health EMS provider, and have technician level training and certification in the topics that they teach.  Click here to learn more about our instructor team.

Our Clients

We have had the pleasure of working with many emergency services agencies from various counties across Pennsylvania and our neighboring states.  Click here to learn more about the organizations we have worked with.


Elder Technical Rescue Services, LLC is an accredited Pennsylvania Department of Health Emergency Medical Services Continuing Education Sponsor and American Safety and Health Institute Training Center.

Department of Health

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Frequently Asked Questions

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