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Rescue Company Management

This course discusses topics related to the administrative and operational management of rescue companies.

This course discusses topics related to the administrative and operational management of rescue companies in emergency services agencies. The material covers important issues such as how to use national standards and regulations, standard operating guidelines, training programs, incident management, safety, and more. No matter how big or small your rescue company is, Rescue Company Management will equip you with new knowledge and resources to more efficiently manage your team. Rescue Company Management is best viewed with Safari or Google Chrome. It may not display properly in other browsers.


Your Instructor


Bill Elder
Bill Elder

Bill Elder is the Owner and Lead Instructor for Elder Technical Rescue Services, LLC. He founded the business in 2017 to offer professional continuing education courses for emergency responders focused on technical rescue operations. He has 15 years of experience, with 9 of them as a rescue company officer and/or technical rescue team leader. For more information, visit www.ElderTechnicalRescue.com.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. Furthermore, you will always have access to the most up to date version of the course as we update the material.
Are there any pre-requisites?
Previous knowledge of rescue company operations is encouraged, but you do not need to be a technician level rescuer. This class will not make you a technical rescue technician, but it will give you new tools to be a better manager and leader.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Yes, upon successful completion of the class material and final test we will email you an electronic Certificate of Training within 24 hours. Certificates of Training reference NFPA 1670 Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents (2017 edition) and NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications (2014 edition).
How long will it take to complete the class?
This will depend largely on the individual, and how quickly he/she moves through the lessons. Students who take their time to absorb the material and interact with the instructor and other students by leaving comments will benefit the most from the class. If this class were presented in a classroom format for a group it would take approximately six hours.

This course is not open for enrollment.