Our Story

Elder Technical Rescue Services LLC was founded in 2017 by Bill Elder to offer technical rescue and occupational safety and health training and consulting services. Over the years, our team has grown to include many highly experienced and passionate safety and rescue professionals. Our goal is to help make the communities and workplaces around us safer.

Our Core Values

Small Class Sizes

We stress small class sizes when teaching complex concepts and techniques. Having been students in very large classes before, we know that learning suffers, and students do not get enough one-on-one attention or practice in those settings. We are even happy to do private one-on-one training sessions with motivated students.

Emphasis on Critical Thinking

We do not believe that only teaching you one way to perform a task is right, because in the real-world you will need to be able to problem solve the situation in front of you. For that reason, we emphasize critical thinking skills. After taking our classes you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to determine the safest and most effective solutions to real-world problems.

Unparalleled Customer Service and Integrity

We strive to offer high-quality, professional services to our customers. Whether it is training or consulting, we always ensure we are delivering a level of service that exceeds minimum standards and customer expectations.

Our Accreditations

Elder Technical Rescue Services LLC offers courses accredited by the following organizations:

  • National Association of Safety Professionals
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of EMS
  • Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
  • Pennsylvania State Fire Academy

We always reference applicable national standards (i.e., NFPA, ANSI, OSHA, etc.) when designing our courses and guiding you on how to safely deliver high-quality rescue services.