Our Instructors

Dynamic rescue training by industry professionals.

Tim Kelahan

Founder and Lead Instructor of The Rescue Company, Tim is now working for the Anchorage Fire Department as the Special Operations Technical Rescue Training Officer.

Ben Fleagle

Ben is a Captain at the University Fire Department and started with the Rescue Company in 1998. Ben Designed PFD Otter, the mascot for the Kids Don’t Float program.

Travis Keay

Travis started with the Rescue Company in 1993 and is currently a Swiftwater Rescue I, assistant Swift Water Rescue II, Low to High Angle Rope Rescue, High Angle Rope Rescue, and assistant Ice Rescue Instructor.

Scott Solle

Scott is an Instructor from Salt Lake City, Utah. Scott is also a professional River Guide and owner and lead creator of Solgear river rescue and rafting gear & equipment.

Jared Edgar

Jared, while currently on Sabbatical for law school, is a Swiftwater I, Rope rescue, Ice rescue, and assistant Dive Rescue Instructor.

Rescue Courses


From the recreational student and river professional to swift water and technical rescue. Classes are tailored to the needs of students, companies, and agencies we teach and include awareness, operations, and technical training.

Confined Space

Learn to perform rescues inside vessels and facilities with vertical and horizontal manways, product trays, tray tunneling and a variety of obstacles found in an industrial environment.


Train in pre-planning and size-up of rope rescue operations, belay operations, raising and lowering systems and litter attending among other disciplines.


The Rescue Company teaches a variety of technical rescue classes that can be tailored to the needs of the students and agencies sponsoring the class.

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