Bill Elder

Bill Elder is the Founder and Managing Director of Elder Technical Rescue Services LLC. He has 17 years of experience in the safety and emergency services career fields. He has served as a technical rescue team leader for 11 years. Bill has provided safety and technical rescue services in a wide variety of industries, including, public safety, construction, pharmaceuticals, and the energy industry (fossil fuel, hydroelectric, and nuclear power plants).

Bill is a third generation U.S. Air Force veteran. He earned an M.S. in Emergency Services Management and Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University. He has obtained a large number of professional safety and rescue certifications (see below), and he aggressively pursues opportunities for continuing education.

Bill lives in Delaware County, Pennsylvania with his beautiful wife, daughter, stepson, and two dogs. In his down time, he enjoys spending time with his family, rucking, and indoor rock climbing.

Bill’s certifications include:

  • Certified Safety Manager: Construction
  • Fire Service Instructor II
  • Hazardous Materials Safety Officer
  • Health and Safety Officer
  • Incident Safety Officer
  • Paramedic
  • Rescue Technician - Confined Space
  • Rescue Technician - Ice
  • Rescue Technician - Rope
  • Rescue Technician - Structural Collapse
  • Rescue Technician - Surface Water
  • Rescue Technician - Swiftwater
  • Rescue Technician - Trench
  • Rescue Technician - Vehicle and Machinery