Our greatest asset is our extensive network of Corporate Trainers, all of whom are active in the Public Safety Industry. Some have been with us since the company’s inception 35 years ago. We can call on their expertise to instruct, develop programs or provide consultation on a virtually unlimited number of topics.
Pete Gannon is a co-owner of Dive Rescue International. He began diving in 1973 and became a Corporate Trainer in 1980. Pete retired from Lauderhill Fire Department as Battalion Chief where he served for 25 years. He was also the Dive Team Coordinator for Plantation Fire Department for 25 years and a member of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team. Pete is a former Captain for the Outback Marine Vessels.
Terry Trueblood became a Corporate Trainer for Dive Rescue International in 1989. He began diving in 1981. Terry is retired from the Illinois Secretary of State Police where he served as the Chief Diver of the Police Underwater Investigation Unit since 1986. He has also served as the Dive Team Commander for Effingham Dive Rescue for the last 20 years. He is currently an active police investigator. Terry was the recipient of the 2012 Robert Teather Award.
Fred became a Corporate Trainer for Dive Rescue International in 1995. He has been diving since 1987. Fred is the Assistant Fire Chief for Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department. He is also the co-author of the Public Safety Diver Survival Program and a member of the NFPA Technical Rescue Committee.
John became a Corporate Trainer for Dive Rescue International in 1999. He began diving in 1991. He is currently the Dive Team Coordinator and Lieutenant with Tallmadge Fire Department. He also works at Akron Medical Center. John is the co-author of the Public Safety Diver Survival program and teaches the specialty course Animal Rescue in Floods.
Mike became a Corporate Trainer in 2007. He began diving in 1978. Mike is a Paramedic and Captain with Delray Beach Fire Rescue. He has been a Public Safety Diver National Conference Competitor since 1997. Mike was also a U.S. Army Ranger with 2nd Ranger Battalion from 1980-1983.
Scott became a Corporate Trainer in 2012. He began diving in 2006. Scott is a Lieutenant and 15 year veteran with Indianapolis Fire Department. He is also a Special Operations Team Member, Shift Training Officer, and Rescue Team Manager for Indiana Task Force 1.He is a member of the Emerald Society of Pipes and Drums.
Michael became a corporate trainer in 2013. Has been diving since 1992. Michael is an Captain with the Lewisville Fire Department, Lewisville Texas. Michael is a member of the TIFMAS Wildland and All-Hazard response teams, with 4 deployments since 2007, including Hurricane Ike, PK Fires and the recent West, TX fertilizer plant explosion.
Scott Foreman Evansville, IN
Scott became a Corporate Trainer in 2016. He is currently Chief of Evansville Fire Department.
Thomas Greenhalgh became a Corporate Trainer for Dive Rescue International in 1990. He has been diving since 1987. Tom is a Paramedic and a Lieutenant for Billerica Police Department. He is also a Faculty Instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Tom is the editor of Dive Rescue International’s Ice Rescue Program update (2011).
Jeff Morgan Brian Head, UT
Jeff became a Corporate Trainer for Dive rescue International in 1993. He was a Dive Team member/training officer for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s (CA) Dive Rescue Team. Jeff became the team’s Commander and he served in that position until he retired from the Sheriff’s Department in May of 2010. Jeff is a commercial pilot and he was hired in May 2010 by a private contractor to fly chase aircraft for the US Military UAV program. In 2014 he and his wife moved to Brian Head, UT where he took a position with the Town of Brian Head Department of Public Safety. He has been instrumental in starting a new dive rescue team for the town while currently serving as a law enforcement officer and firefighter.
Bill became a Corporate Trainer for Dive Rescue International in 1998. He began diving in 1982. He retired from the City of Willoughby Hills, Ohio after 25 years of public safety service where he served as a Police Officer, Firefighter, Paramedic, Hazardous Materials Technician, Public Safety Diver, Chief and Director of Public Safety. During that time he was the Chairman of the Lake County Emergency Operations Center Board, the County Fire Investigation Unit and Dive Team.
Kevin became a Corporate Trainer in 2008. He began diving in 1975. Kevin is a Captain with Maui Fire Department. He is a 100 Ton Master Commercial Vessel Operator. As a Force Recon Marine, Kevin completed the Special Forces Underwater Ops Course in Key West, FL. He is also co-editor of Dive Rescue International’s Public Safety Diver Manual and Public Safety Scuba Instructor Program (2011).
Chris Bickett Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Chris became a Corporate Trainer in 2016. He is currently a Lieutenant and Water Rescue Team Supervisor with Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department.
Mike Janes Fishers, IN
Mike became a Corporate Trainer in 2016. He is currently a Lieutenant with Fisher Police Department.