Bill Elder (Owner/Lead Instructor):
Bill Elder is the Owner and Lead Instructor of Elder Technical Rescue Services, LLC. He has fifteen years of experience in the emergency services, with nine of them as a rescue company officer and/or technical rescue team leader. Bill holds national certifications in six disciplines of technical rescue and is a nationally certified fire instructor, paramedic, and hazardous materials technician. He is also a PA State Fire Academy Local Level Instructor and PA Fish and Boat Commission Water and Ice Rescue Instructor. Bill is a United States Air Force veteran and serves in the Air National Guard.
Rob Griffith (Instructor):
Rob Griffith has fourteen years of experience in the emergency services and is a career firefighter/EMT in the special operations division of his department. He holds national certifications in seven disciplines of technical rescue and is a nationally certified fire instructor and hazardous materials technician.
Larry Durland (Instructor):
Larry Durland has sixteen years of experience in the emergency services as a firefighter, fire officer, EMS provider, and rescue technician. He is a nationally certified confined space rescue technician, vehicle rescue technician, and fire instructor. Larry is also a RN, CEN, PHRN and FEMA Medical Specialist.
Ali Rothrock (Instructor)
Ali Rothrock has fifteen years of experience in the emergency services as a firefighter, EMT, and rescue technician. She holds national certifications as a confined space rescue technician, vehicle rescue technician, and fire instructor. Ali works in the mental health education field and is also an active member of a critical incident stress management team. She is a Certified Trauma Responder through the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists.