SERTC prides itself not only in providing world-recognized surface transportation incidents training curriculum and learning opportunities, but also in the outstanding instructional staff and team that supports them in providing an exceptional training experience.

Forrest Wieder
SERTC Executive Director
Forrest has over 35 years of experience in emergency response including EMT, Paramedic, Paramedic Supervisor, Hazardous Materials response team Chief,…
Kelly Bozarth
Lead Instructor III
Kelly began his fire career in 1995 as a volunteer firefighter with the Walls, MS fire department. In 2000, he…
Chris Figueroa
SERTC Instructor
Chris, who also goes by the nickname Figs, has fifteen years of service dedicated to the fire service. He began…
John Ireland
John came to SERTC as a full-time Instructor after serving as both a volunteer and career firefighter in the fire…
Dawn Mauger
Procurement & Administration Manager
In 2010, Dawn joined the organization as an Administrative Assistant supporting Corporate Research and several Vice Presidents of the company…
Joe Medina
Maintenance & Logistics Technician III
Joe is a proud Colorado-native, born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. Following graduation from high school, Joe attended the local…
Brandon-Dean Morris
General Manager - Outreach and Education
Brandon joined SERTC in 2014 with almost two decades of hazardous materials emergency response experience all across North America. After…
Bridgette Paseka
Administrative Specialist
Bridgette joined the administration team of the Security & Emergency Response Training Center in March 2016. She brings extensive experience…
Shawn Reedy
Senior Instructor I
Shawn began his railroad career at CSX Transportation in 2000. He has held several positions in operations, human resources and…
Ben Salo
Ben began his career in public safety in 1998 as a volunteer firefighter in Northern California. From there he progressed…
Timothy Spires
Lead Instructor
Tim joined Team SERTC as an Instructor in 2014, after retiring as a Battalion Captain with Lexington County, in South…
Charlie Vasile
Logistics & Maintenance Tech
Charlie is a Colorado-native first responder who started his career in civil defense, public safety, and the fire service in…
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