John has 41 years’ experience in SAR, and got his start as a member of the Montrose Search and Rescue Team, one of eight volunteer SAR teams within Los Angeles County. He currently works for the LA County Sheriff as a Rescue Deputy Sheriff. Special qualifications include a Mine Rescue (MSHA) Instructor.
As a CMC Instructor, John covers the Rope Rescue Technician I/II, Tower Rescue, and Confined Space Rescue enrollment classes. His Contract Classes include Rope Access Work, Fire Academy Rope Rescue, and Tactical Rappelling.
When asked what John likes about teaching CMC classes, he said: “Helping newcomers to the rescue world build sold foundational skill sets to be able to effect real work rescues. Introducing new equipment and techniques to experienced rescuers.”