Professional Service since 2003 (Volunteer), 2011 (Career) | CMC Since 2022

Craig has 20 years of rescue experience.  He got his start as a wilderness search K9 handler and then expanded into mountain rescue and other disciplines.  During that time, he also worked in law enforcement and EMS.  He is a current and active volunteer EMT for Mancos Rural Fire Department, and an EMS Instructor for Pueblo Community College..

Agencies Craig worked with include: Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Deschutes County Sherriff’s Office – Volunteer, Reserve, and Seasonal Deputy,  The Crackerjack Group – Owner, Redmond Police Department, Mancos Rural Fire, and Pueblo Community College EMS Instructor.

Craig’s qualifications are EMT-B; ITRA L3 Practitioner and Assessor; DPSST (Oregon) approved Rope Rescue Instructor;  Avalanche Training – NSP 1, AIARE 1 & 2; former Mountain Rescue Association Rescue Leader; CTOMS TRACE Certified Instructor.

As a CMC Instructor, Craig teaches Rope Rescue Technician I/II/III, REMS-Wilderness Rescue, Arizona Vortex Workshop, and other contract and specialty courses. He noted what he likes about teaching CMC Classes:  “I enjoy the fact that I get to focus on the craft of teaching and am supported by a great team that values critical thinking and evidence-based innovation.  I get to work with a deeply experienced crew from different influences that truly enjoy teaching.”

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Covers NFPA 1006 Chapter 5 (Rope Rescue) Technician Level Skills. Rope Rescue Technician III is an advanced rope rescue training for the serious professional.
Covers NFPA 1006 Chapter 6 (Structural Collapse Rescue) Operations Level Skills. Structural Collapse Rescue is an intensive 24-hour class that provides hands-on training and real life scenarios allowing the student to gain confidence in a building a variety of shores.
Don’t see the class you want? Request a Contract Class   We will design one for you! Contract classes are available in: Rope Rescue REMS/ Remote Rescue Vertical Skills Confined Space Rescue Trench Rescue Tower Rescue Structural Collapse Shoring Arizona Vortex Training Rescue for Stage Riggers Rescue from Fall Protection Contract classes can be tailored to your specific needs and taught at your location. This allows your rescue team to develop skills based on the situations they would most likely encounter.
Covers NFPA 1006 Chapter 5 (Rope Rescue) Operations and Technician level skills. Rope Rescue Technician I/II provides an intensive 40-hour high-angle rescue class that teaches skills required by fire departments, mountain, and industrial rescue teams.
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