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Rescue Task Force Instructor Certification

Rescue Task Force Instructor Certification

I truly believe every LE/Fire administrator should be required to attend the course. In my experience, this will be the problem if any will occur, support and most importantly communication, especially in smaller agencies even for the most experience officer. Thank you to both instructors as I learned a lot from the class. Both instructors were very knowledgeable and have experienced that RTF is a valuable way to save lives. Thank you NTOA for hosting the class in Grant County!

Corporal

Moses Lake Police Department (WA)

Rescue Task Force Instructor Certification

RTF is a program not utilized by any agency in our region (county). The tools to help teach responders AND the tools to help educate decision-makers will serve well as we try to integrate an essential tool into our collective Paramedic, Police, and Fire services.

The instructors (Ed Anderson and Jim Etzin) were amazing! I have participated in dozens of courses with a variety of organizations. These two gentlemen were phenomenal. Their real-life experience, charisma, ability to engage learners, and willingness to push our learning capabilities make them the best instructors I have had to date. THANK YOU to both of them!

Superintendent

Peel Regional Paramedic Services

Rescue Task Force Instructor Certification

The entire program was very well executed, but the hands-on part was eye-opening for me. The instructors’ knowledge base was phenomenal, and they conducted the class in a positive, upbeat way! They created a safe space to ask questions and learn.

Firefighter

Ephrata Fire District (WA)

Rescue Task Force Instructor Certification

I found the movement techniques for EMS along with PD and how both can integrate into a team very beneficial for my organization. Fantastic class!! Keep doing what you are doing!

Firefighter

Moses Lake (WA) Fire Department

Rescue Task Force Instructor Certification

The instructors were awesome, the information was outstanding, and professionalism was at the highest. Goal in my life now is to be half the instructor these guys are and put on just as good classes.

Firefighter

Valparaiso (NE) Fire and Rescue

Rescue Task Force Instructor Certification

Great instructors. They both instructed with passion and were definitely prepared and knowledgeable in their topics. Thank you!

Officer

Eastern Pike (PA Regional Police Department

Rescue Task Force Instructor Certification

Jim and Chris are incredible instructors whose experience and expertise ensured each member of this course grasped the key concepts of RTF utilization. This was further cemented on our third day, where our instructors further solidified these concepts by delegating topics to students and having us further teach on the subject matter. Phenomenal course, and I hope to have the opportunity to take another NTOA course soon.

Firefighter

Moses Lake (WA) Fire Department

Rescue Task Force Instructor Certification

The instructors brought a wealth of experience to the class and the teaching balance between the three was impressive. I’ve been in the fire service for 32 years and have been in many classes throughout my career. Kudos to the instructors on their delivery of this class!

Firefighter

Nebraska Air National Guard Fire Department