Our Rescue Equipment Reviews are written by Chris Koester, Founder of RescueGearPro.com. Chris is also the owner and CEO/President of Priority One Safe-T, LLC, an emergency response services and safety training firm for industrial, manufacturing companies, and local municipalities. Each rescue gear review comes from real-world experience; which includes teaching hundreds of rescue classes, running real industrial emergencies, and working countless fire emergency scenes.
Chris has over 20 years of experience as a firefighter. He holds numerous firefighting and instructor certifications and is an adjunct instructor for the Northeast Tech Rescue Training Center and the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute. Chris has been a HazMat Technician for the Springfield Fire Department and Homeland Security Region D Response Team for more than 10 years and is a member of the Southwest Missouri Incident Support Team, the Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute (HMTRI), the Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE), the Community College Consortium for Health & Safety Training (CCCHST), the National Institute of Environmental Health and Safety (NIEHS), and the American Society of Safety Professionals.