About Us

RescUSA provides training to disaster responders in a realistic and comprehensive disaster-like setting.

Our group of experienced and highly-skilled instructors deliver succinct and accurate knowledge, all while building camaraderie and giving the participants the respect they deserve.

Our Instructors

Our Instructors have operated at major emergency incidents around the world, and use the knowledge gained during these incidents to create the most realistic and challenging training environment possible for our clients.

Customized Training

Customized training by our staff helped enable Denmark’s International USAR team to pass a strict evaluation and become Internationally certified by the INSARAG Board.

All RescUSA training programs are based off NFPA standard 1006 and 1670, with HazMat compliance to OSHA 29CFR1910.120.

The RescUSA program instills the knowledge and skills necessary to enable disaster responders to perform as expert rescuers alongside any USAR team in this country, or to operate safely and effectively as a stand-alone task force.

About Us


  • Deputy Director US & R IL-TF1 MABAS-IL
  • Captain Evanston, Il. Fire Dept. (retired)
  • 32 years in the fire service
  • Northeast Illinois Public Service Training Academy Instructor (NIPSTA)
  • Start Group Instructor
  • Search Manager US & R IL-TF1
  • Lieutenant Morton Grove, Il. Fire Dept.
  • 28 years in the fire service
  • Illinois Fire Service Institute Instructor (IFSI)
  • Northeast Illinois Public Service Training Academy Instructor (NIPSTA)
  • Start Group Instructor
  • Arlington Heights Fire Academy Instructor
  • Task Force Leader US & R IL-TF1
  • Assistant Chief Quincy, Il. Fire Dept.
  • 23 years in the fire service
  • John Wood Community College-Emergency Services Instructor/ Dept. Chair
  • Davis Defense Group- Instructor
  • MABAS Division 44- President