Founded in 1977 by dedicated law enforcement officials, Dive Rescue International has remained exclusively committed to providing training and equipment for all public safety professionals involved in aquatic incidents. The rescue industry has witnessed a tremendous growth especially in the water rescue arena largely due to greater community involvement and the demand for preparedness for aquatic emergencies. Dive Rescue International is the leader in preparing public safety professionals for aquatic incidents with an extensive list of over 20 course offerings covering diving, nondiving and trainer programs. The Dive Rescue International training system is unique in that it draws on the expertise of an extensive network of public safety professionals. Dive Rescue International has trained over 1,500 trainers throughout North America and the world. If you are a member of a public safety dive team and need training call us at (800) 248 3483. Dive Rescue International has been setting the Public Safety Diving Standard Since 1977.
Dive Rescue International Mission Statement
Dive Rescue International strives to provide the most current and professional water rescue training education, technical support and high quality water rescue equipment to the public safety industry. Dive Rescue International makes its training systems, technical assistance and equipment available to all public safety professionals who respond to water-related operations. In keeping with these goals, Dive Rescue International constantly endeavors to improve its capabilities to prepare the public safety sector through its international network of professionals.
Pete Gannon, Co-Owner
I live in Lauderhill, FL and have been involved with diving since 1973. My credentials include: Lauderhill Fire Dept. for 25 years; retiring as a Battalion Chief, Plantation Vol. Fire Dept. for 25 years as dive team coordinator, Broward Sheriffs Office as a dive team member, assisting in training for 12 years. I have worked as a Dive Rescue Corporate Trainer since 1980.
Justin Fox, President/CEO
My duties revolve around responding to inquires about education, training, team development, SOP’s/SOG’s and other operational questions. I’ve been a Corporate Trainer for Dive Rescue International since 2005. Other aspects of my position include: Assisting agencies in selecting appropriate courses, Booking course dates, Informing hosting agencies of their duties, and New product review. As President, I oversee the day to day operations of the office and strategic planning for the future. I can be reached at extension 14.
Andrea Troyer, Program Services Director
As Program Services Director, It is my job to help potential students with registration and class information for Student and Trainer level programs. Other duties include advertising for programs, preparing materials for courses, coordinating with class hosts, and preparing and shipping course materials. I have been with Dive Rescue International since 2006. You can reach me at ext. 18.
Andrew Wilson, Repair Technician
It is my responsibility to determine the feasibility of repairing equipment. I make cost effective, quality repairs that sustain the user and support department economics. My current certifications include: Interspiro Repair Technician, and Whites (Aqualung) Repair technician. I can also repair Viking Dry Suits and Communication Rope. I can be reached at ext. 24.
Cheryl Mocilnikar, Financial Services Specialist
As the Financial Services Specialist, I can help you with Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, setting up an account, checking the status of an order and tracking an order. I can also answer questions regarding online orders and billing. You can reach me at extension 23.
Blades Robinson, Co-Owner
I live in Vero Beach, FL and have worked on the local countywide fire department since 1980. My department has an active Marine Rescue component and I serve as one of the three Marine Rescue Field Training Officers. I have been a certified SCUBA instructor since 1984 and began teaching Dive Rescue International training programs in 1990. In 1993, I joined the Dive Rescue International Board of Directors and today I am fortunate to work with a network of true professionals who are dedicated in keeping the “safety” in Public Safety Diving.
Brian Derrington, Vice President Equipment Sales
After a short hiatus, I am back at Dive Rescue International as the Vice President of the Equipment Division. I can help with questions about equipment, quotes and requests for bids. I have been a Public Safety Diver since 1992, a Public Safety Scuba Instructor since 1994, a Corporate Trainer and the Director of Technican Services for Dive Rescue International from 2001-2004. I can help answer most questions related to your teams needs. Reach me at extension 12.
Linda Meininger, Financial Services Manager
As the director of the accounting department I can help you with questions about your order, bid, invoice or payment. I have been with Dive Rescue International since 1996 so I can also assist you with other topics like repair and servicing of equipment. Reach me at extension 15.
Jaclynn Strauss, Records and Recertification Specialist
I specialize in assessing student and trainer paperwork to ensure participants meet Dive Rescue International certification standards. I can take orders for training and recertificaiton materials. You can reach me at extension 22.
Steve McGregor, National Director of Sales and Marketing
I am the National Director of Sales and Marketing here at Dive Rescue International. I have been a certified diver for over 27 years, I’m also a Master Scuba Diver Trainer/Instructor with multiple specialties I can also teach, and a First Aid Instructor.
My Background includes a Former US Marine, Marine Corp Drill Instructor, Police Officer, K-9 Officer, Narcotics Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Fire Fighter, Dive Team Commander, Public Safety Diver with multiple Dive Rescue International certifications, and most recently the Division Chief/Diver for the Benton County Arkansas Dive Rescue Team. All of these experiences have given me a firsthand view of what life is like for First Responders, what works, what doesn’t and what it takes to be safe.
In my role at Dive Rescue International I will use my experiences along with Dive Rescue International’s tried and proven methods of training and our quality equipment to serve you with all your equipment needs, quotes, request for bids, and training, or any questions you may have. Contact me at ext. 11 and let me know how I can you and your team.
Jen Cook, Shipping Specialist
I handle all shipping and receiving for Dive Rescue International. I can help you with shipping quotes, product dimensions and weights, and tracking your packages. You can can reach me at ext 17.