This course meets NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents Chapter 7, “Competencies for Hazardous Materials Technicians” and OSHA 1910.120 (q)(6)(iii) for Technician-level personnel.
Training will include both classroom and field activities to meet the cognitive and practical skill competencies at the required level.
Steve has over 23 years of fire service experience and is a Battalion Chief, with the Columbia Fire Department assigned to B4 in Lower Richland County. Steve is a proud veteran with 4 years of Fire and logistics service with the Untied States Navy and also worked with South Carolina Task Force 1 team (SCTF1) assisting with logistics, inventory, cache equipment management. Additionally, Steve is the print shop coordinator for the South Carolina Fire Academy (SCFA) and instructor specialties include Haz-Mat and Fire Brigade training.
Don Townley is a veteran of the US Army special operations community and is currently a Captain with Ft. Gordon Fire Department. Don has over 15 years of combined municipal and DoD experience. Don has extensive experience in Medical Response, Technical Rescue, and Hazardous Material Instruction.
Battalion Chief (Retired) Steve Curry was a member of the Columbia Fire Department for 25 years and served as the Chief of Training for 5 years as well as an Operations Battalion Chief. Steve has been instructing at the South Carolina Fire Academy for the past 23 years primarily focusing on Hazmat training programs and is a Lead Instructor with FEMA Homeland Security at the Center of Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama where he has been teaching hazardous materials and WMD classes for the past 15 years. Steve is also an Instructor for SERTC remote delivery in Pueblo, CO. Before retirement, he served as the assistant hazmat team leader for the Midlands WMD Regional Response team and functioned as Safety Officer for the Midlands Type 3 IMT team and as also served SCTF-1 as a Hazmat Manger and Safety officer and with Columbia Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Team for over 16 years..
Prentiss has 19 years of emergency response experience with the Columbia Fire Department. He is currently assigned to Engine 12 and Hazmat 2. His extensive experience and specialties include NR-EMT, Hazmat Tech, Confined Space and is also an adjunct instructor teaching Hazmat Operations and CFD's driver/ apparatus operator courses.
Prentiss manages E-Med's instructor credentials and contractor compliance training.
His personal moto~ "Always Strive for Success!"
Danny joins the E-Med team with over 30 years of Nuclear and Industrial fire brigade expertise. He is a credentialed master-instructor through Texas A&M and has taught extensively in the US and Canada. Specialties include Fire Brigade Leadership, OSHA On-scene Incident Commander, NIMS All-Hazard Training / ICS, NFPA 1006/1670 Rescue Technician, OSHA 1910.120 Hazmat, and NFPA 600/1081 Industrial Fire Brigade Emergency Response.
Will has been in the fire service for 15 years, beginning his career in Indiana. He is a Captain with the Columbia Fire Department and holds extensive rescue technician certifications, including; Confined Space Rescue, High-Angle, Trench Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, Hazmat Technician and patient extrication.
JP is a retired captain after 36 years of fire service experience; 25 years as a volunteer at the Columbia Fire Department. He also retired as an Adjunct Instructor from SCFA after 26 years of service. JP currently works in the industrial sector assisting with onsite emergency response teams and safety department when needed. He is OSHA 30 certified and a credentialled NFPA 1403 Live Fire Evolution Instructor. During JP's tenure as a volunteer Fire Captain, JP was the only volunteer at CFD to get Blue Card Incident Command national certification. When not working or teaching, JP spends time with his wife and 3 grandsons.
Robert is a Battalion Chief in Columbia, SC with 25 years in the fire service. Rob has has been teaching municipal and industrial emergency response for nearly 20 years. In 2022, Rob completed his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety from Columbia Southern University. Rob's current role with E-med is the Operations Manager over the day-to-day operations including compliance programs and instructor development training.
Rob is E-Med's senior instructor with specialties in Hazmat, fire brigade leadership, OSHA On-scene Incident Commander, along with all the other initial industrial response training programs, covering all of E-Med's training disciplines.
Rob shares that his greatest accomplishment is his family!