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Our Team

I would like to welcome you to Access Rescue. As the Corporate Director, I believe that in any strong business, leadership and experience matter. Access Rescue's Leadership and Management Group have a successful record of accomplishments in Consultation and Training Services.

Did You Know?

Our Organization has developed and delivered programs to the Federal Canadian Government, Provincial Ministries, Regional Police Services, Municipal Fire Departments, Private Industry, and Community Colleges.

Benefits to Our Approach

Comprehensive hands-on training has become our organization's trademark. Students work with the tools of the trade, solving rescue situations under real-life conditions.

Some of the Most Experienced Instructors in the Industry

Every one of our lead instructors is a professional rescue trainer with real-life rescue experience. Our instructors know what works in the field and they know how to teach it to you.

Looking forward to meeting your training needs,

Mark

Mark Alderman, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed.

Mark Alderman

Mark Alderman

Mark is an active career Senior Fire Officer and holds a B.Sc., Bachelor of Education, and a Master of Education. Mark remains an active Community Emergency Management Co-ordinator, Associate Instructor with the Office of Emergency Management Ontario, and Associate Instructor with the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office. Mark is an active member of a Community College Advisory Committee for the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Program and remains active as a Technical Rescue Instructor in disciplines including Ice Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, Technical Rope Rescue, Confined Space Rescue and Hazardous Materials Response.

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Qualifications and Experiences

  • Emergency Management Instructor, Office of Emergency Management Ontario 
  • Community Emergency Management Co-ordinator, Office of Emergency Management Ontario
  • Emergency Site Management Certificate, Canadian Emergency Preparedness College
  • Emergency Operations Centre Management Certificate, Canadian Emergency Preparedness College
  • NFPA Instructor, 1041 Level 2 Designation
  • Associate Instructor, Office of the Fire Marshal
  • Master Trainer/Facilitator, Office of the Fire Marshal
  • Company Officer Diploma, Ontario Fire College
  • Training Officer Diploma, Ontario Fire College
  • Incident Safety Officer Certification, Fire Department Safety Officers' Association
  • P.A.D.I. Divemaster, Professional Association of Diving Instructors 
  • Commercial SVOP and Marine Emergency Duties 3 Certificates,Transport Canada
  • Ice Rescue Specialist Instructor, Toronto Police Services
  • National Lifeguard Service Instructor, Lifesaving Society Canada 
  • Emergency Patient Care Instructor-Trainer, Office of the Fire Marshal 
  • NFPA 472, Hazardous Materials Instructor, Michigan State Police College
  • NFPA 1006, Technical Rope Rescue Instructor
  • NFPA 1006, Technical Swift Water Rescue Instructor
  • NFPA 1006, Technical Ice Rescue Instructor
  • NFPA 1006, Confined Space Rescue Instructor
  • NFPA 1521, Safety Officer
  • Certified Joint Health & Safety Committee Member, Fire Service Specialist, PSHSA
  • Designated Medical Officer, PSHSA
Dan Boyer

Dan Boyer

Dan is a career Fire Captain assigned to a technical rescue squad. Dan brings 19 years of operational rescue and command experience. Prior to joining the municipal Fire Service, Dan worked as a fire ranger with the MNR. Dan competed as an Auto Extrication team member, team captain and coach from 2002 - 2012 and has won the Canadian Auto Extrication National Championship and several International Competitions where he has been awarded Incident Command awards. Dan holds several instructor certifications and is active with Technical Rescue disciplines including Ice Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, Technical High-Angle Rope Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Trench Rescue and Machinery and Auto Extrication Rescue.

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Qualifications and Experiences

 

  • NFPA 1041 Instructor, Level 1
  • NFPA 1021 Fire Officer, Level 1
  • NFPA 1021 Fire Officer, Level 11
  • NFPA 1006 Swift Water Rescue Instructor
  • NFPA 1006 Ice Rescue Instructor
  • NFPA 1006 Technical Rope Rescue Instructor
  • NFPA 1521 Safety Officer
  • Ministry of Labour JHSC Certified Member

Steve Dias

Steve is a career Firefighter with 7 years experience. Steve is active in Technical Rescue disciplines and he's also an instructor at a local college with the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Program. He has a Paramedic Diploma and he is a certified Athletic Therapist. Prior to working in the fire service he was part of the medical teams, as an Athletic Therapist with BC Lions, Ottawa Renegades, Montreal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts in the CFL and in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Steve has shown his excitement for teaching over the years by taking on student therapist throughout his career and being a First Responder Instructor.

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Qualifications and Experiences

  • Rope Rescue Instructor, Access Rescue Canada
  • Ice Rescue Instructor, Access Rescue Canada
  • Swift Water Rescue Instructor, Access Rescue Canada
  • EMR Responder Instructor, Canadian Red Cross
Brad Gould

Brad Gould

Brad is a full-time instructor with Access Rescue, In addition, Brad is a volunteer Fire Lieutenant. Brad brings 18 years of operational response and rescue experience. Brad holds several instructor certifications and is active with Technical Rescue disciplines including Ice Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, and Technical High-Angle Rope Rescue. Brad is also an active Emergency Medical Responder instructor.

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Qualifications and Experiences

  • Ice Rescue Technician & Instructor, Access Rescue Canada
  • Swift Water Technician & Instructor, Access Rescue Canada 
  • Rope Rescue Technician & Instructor, Access Rescue Canada
  • Emergency Medical Responder Instructor, Red Cross
Graham Holt

Graham Holt

Graham is a career Fire Acting Captain assigned to a Technical Rescue Squad. Graham brings 14 years of operational rescue and command experience to the team. He has an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Geography. Prior to joining the Municipal Fire Service Graham worked as an outdoor guide in various backcountry settings across Canada. Graham holds instructor certifications for Ice Rescue and Swiftwater Rescue. He also is active with Technical Rescue disciplines including High Angle Rope Rescue and Advanced Auto Extrication Rescue.

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Qualifications and Experiences

  • Ice Rescue Instructor, Access Rescue Canada
  • Swift Water Rescue Instructor, Access Rescue Canada
  • Technical Rope Rescue Instructor, Access Rescue Canada

 

 

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