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

Our instructors are certified Pennsylvania Department of Health EMS providers, Fire Instructors, Incident Safety Officers, and Rescue Technicians in the various topics that they teach. All instructors work full-time in the emergency services career field. Combined, our instructors have over 111 years of experience and have participated in countless rescue operations.


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.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our services, please contact me. I’m easily accessible to discuss all of your technical rescue training needs.

Bill Elder, Owner / Lead Instructor

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