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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. Please note, while some of the concepts may carry over, this course is not intended to satisfy the needs of industrial rescue services.


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 an alternative source of continuing education courses and to fill the gaps in existing technical rescue curriculum. He has 14 years experience in emergency services, with 8 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?
This class is more about being the best manager and leader possible than it is about hanging a new certificate on your fridge. However, many of you will need proof of completion for your organization if they are paying. Please send us an email at eldertechnicalrescue@gmail.com when you finish and we can take care of that for you.
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.

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