Bill Elder

Bill Elder (Owner/Lead Instructor):

Bill Elder is the Owner and Lead Instructor of Elder Technical Rescue Services, LLC.  He has fourteen years of experience in the emergency services, with eight 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.

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Rob Griffith (Instructor):

Rob Griffith has thirteen 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 six disciplines of technical rescue and is a nationally certified fire instructor and hazardous materials technician.

Larry Durland
Larry Durland (Instructor):

Larry Durland has fifteen 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

Ali Rothrock (Instructor)

Ali Rothrock has fourteen 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.