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Paul E. Marsters, AS
Survival and Rescue Specialist
Founder/Director of Training Programs
Email: paul.marsters@sartac.us

Associate’s Degree, Survival and Rescue Operations, College of the Air Force,
Retired USAF MSgt, Highly Experienced Aircrew Life Support Survival Instructor,
Instructor Graduate,
Combat Evasion Exercise Ridge Runner.

Incident Command Qualifications

USAF Inland SAR Planning Course
AFRCC Search Management Course
NASAR, Managing the Lost Person Incident course
N.Y.S. Command Post Operations
Public Safety Incident Management
FEMA ICS - 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800, 809
Principles of Emergency Management
FEMA/DHS Emergency Planning
NYS DEC Basic Wildland SAR Skills
NYS DEC Crew Boss
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) IC and Ground Branch Director
Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support ICISF qual
Group Crisis Intervention ICISF qual

Dive/Water Rescue/Recovery Qualifications; Law Enforcement Related Qualifications

ACUC/Public Safety Certified Rapid Deployment Search and Rescue/ Recovery Diver
Dive Rescue Intl. Ice Dive Operations certified
PADI Certified Dive Master #188907
PADI Master Diver with 10 recreational specialty dive certifications

LGS/ACUC Certified, Surface Ice Rescue Technician
LGS/ACUC certified Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Rescue 3 International Swiftwater Rescue Technician

IPMBA Certified Police Cyclist
Gulf South Police Mountain Bike Association Conference Course Graduate

Hazardous Materials/Fire Tech. Qualifications

Federal Firefighter Certification System (FFCS) Hazardous-Materials Awareness
Federal Firefighter Certification System (FFCS) Hazardous-Materials Operations
PMI Certified Hazardous-Materials Technical Specialist.
CMC Rope Rescue Tech. I, II

National Ski Patrol and Mountain Rescue Qualifications

National Ski Patrol (NSP) Alpine Patroller
Certified- Outdoor Emergency Care Technician
NSP Mountain Travel and Rescue 1
NSP Avalanche Fundamentals and Rescue
NSP Instructor Development
International Mountain Climbing School NH (IMCS), Basic Mountaineering Skills

EMS Qualifications

Prior EMT and/or Paramedic certifications held in 3 states and National Registry
Outdoor Emergency Care Technician
Military, Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support
Military Quick- Clot user course
Emergency Care and Safety Institute, Instructor

Firearms Safety and Instructor Qualifications

Sig Sauer Academy Former Adjunct Instructor
Sig Sauer Academy Certified Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor
Sig Sauer Academy Certified Concealed Carry Instructor
Sig Sauer P-Series Pistol Armorer (non-instructor)
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Accredited Instructor
National Rifle Association, Pistol Instructor
National Rifle Association Range Safety Officer
Conservation Law Enforcement Training Program Firearms Instructor
Rochester Defensive Pistol Associates, Range Safety Officer
Survival and Rescue Training and Consulting (SARTAC) Master Firearms Instructor
USAF/DOD Classroom Instructor Certified

Professional Memberships

American Legion
Life Member Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace officers Association CSPOA.ORG
International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association - ILEETA
Jews for the Protection of Firearms ownership JPFO
National Rifle Association- NRA Life Member
Oath Keepers founding Member
Life Member Veterans Of Foreign Wars - VFW
National Ski Patrol - NSP Alumni

Major awards and Decorations

Bronze Medal of Valor- Civil Air Patrol
Fireman of the Year- Livingston County Vol. Firemans Association
Fireman of the Year- Honorable mention WNYVFA
Gold Medal Life Saving Award - NYS ALERT
Meritorious Service Medal - United States Air Force
Kosovo Campaign Medal - United States Air Force
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal - United States Air Force
Humanitarian Service Medal - United State Air Force

Operational Experience Positions

Noncommissioned Officer , USAF Search and Recovery Team, Westover AFB, MA
Former training officer, Massasauga SAR Team Rochester, NY
S.A.R. Training Coordinator, Berkshire Mountain SAR team, MA
Senior SAR Instructor. Ground Search and Rescue School (NESA-CAP)
Founder. National Survival & Land Navigation Academy
Ham operator: KB1HRR
Extensive Field Experience in SAR with over 250 searches within 7 states
and 1 overseas ocean SAR mission

Expanded Bio available


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