Meet the Instructors

Our instructors are leaders in the respective industries and have a wealth of knowledge to share

Christina Baxter
Christina Baxter

CEO

Emergency Response TIPS

Christina Baxter is the CEO of Emergency Response TIPS, LLC and a partner in Hazard3, LLC which provide practical, evidence-based solutions for emergency response through the development of next generation tools for enhanced responder safety and education in the areas of CBRNE, hazardous materials, and clandestine laboratory response. Prior to forming Emergency Response TIPS, LLC, Dr. Baxter was the CBRNE Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Defense (CTTSO) where she was responsible for developing and fielding next generation capabilities for the CBRNE response elements. Dr. Baxter holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has over 25 years of experience in the hazardous materials/CBRN response community.
Mathieu Prévost
Mathieu Prévost

Instrumentation Coordinator

Ottawa Fire Services

Mathieu Prévost has been a Firefighter/Hazmat Technician since 2004 and a Paramedic since 2005. He is currently serving with the Ottawa Fire Services (Canada) hazardous material response team as their instrumentation coordinator. Prevost has been involved with the federal CBRNE First Responder Training Program (FRTP) since 2010 and has been instructing hazardous material response since 2011.
Adam McFadden
Adam McFadden

Owner

Firehouse Training

Toronto Firefighter - Shift Training Instructor Hazmat, Toronto Joint Response CBRNE Team Member & Technician, Owner - Firehouse Training, Former Recruit Training Officer - Toronto Fire, Hazardous Material NFPA 1072 Technician Level with Cargo Tank Hazmat Specialist Training, Tracking Terrorism: Countering the Threat 2016 Symposium Attendee
Rick Brown
Rick Brown

President

Rick Brown - Training and Consulting

Rick Brown has over 32 years experience in the fire service, including 30 years of Hazmat response with Toronto Fire Services. He is also experienced with spill response contractors, working part time with numerous companies, starting over 23 years ago. Rick has been sharing his knowledge, through facilitation of instructional programs to all disciplines of emergency services, industry and commercial organizations.
David Wootten
David Wootten

National Product Manager

Prevor Toxicology & Chemical Risk Management

David has been working at Levitt-Safety for twenty-two years with the last five as the National Product Manager resperesnting Prevor Toxicology & Chemical Risk Management. David has worked with some of Canada largest industries, hospital burn centres and emergency responders helping to educate them on best practice for the management of chemical burn injuries and the principals of active rinsing. David also helped to guide the changes to the emergency rinsing section to the Ontario Ministry of Labour handbook which now includes the importance of having active rinsing agents available for workplace chemical exposures.
Hugh Duncan
Hugh Duncan

Training Officer

Greater Sudbury Fire Service

In college I studied Chemical Engineering technology. I soon changed my direction and made it into firefighting as a volunteer in Greater Sudbury. Later, I was hired by Mississauga Fire and then went back north, and Joined Sudbury Fire. I have been in firefighting for 20 years now. I am a tech rescue instructor in all disciplines, recieved my NFPA 1041 instructor and am now a Training Officer with Greater Sudbury specifically focused on creating and developing the Hazmat program.
Glen Rudner
Glen Rudner

Manager, Environmental Operations

Norfolk Southern Railway

Glen Rudner recently retired as a Manager, Environmental Operations, for the Norfolk Southern Railway with environmental compliance and operations responsibilities. Prior to moving over to Environmental Operations, he was the Hazardous Materials Compliance Officer for NS’ Alabama Division. Prior to NS, Glen served as one of the General Managers at the Security and Emergency Response Training Center in Pueblo, Colorado. Has worked as a private consultant and retired as a Hazardous Materials Response Officer for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. Glen has nearly 46 years of experience in public safety. He spent 12 years as a career firefighter/hazardous materials specialist for the City of Alexandria Fire Department, as well as a former volunteer firefighter, emergency medical technician, and officer.
Louis-Philippe Ethier
Louis-Philippe Ethier

Regional Manager

Emergency Response Assistance Canada

Louis-Philippe Ethier Worked as a Paramedic and a professional Firefighter for more than 25 years and has extensive experience in health, safety, security, risk, and management. As a Regional Manager with ERAC, Louis-Philippe is responsible for coordinating effective emergency preparedness and response-related activities on behalf of ERAC's Plan Participant members. During his eight years tenure with ERAC, he has trained hundreds of emergency response team members and firefighters and responded to countless incidents. Louis-Philippe holds a degree in risk assessment, management, and mitigation from University du Quebec in Montreal, and a certificate in health and safety and buisness continuity

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