The international keynote speakers who appeared at the 2019 Conference.

 

Chris Jewell

Chris Jewell

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Bio:

Chris Jewell spoke about the Tham Luang Thailand cave rescue at the Rescue 3 Conference on 1st May 2019.

Chris is an exploratory caver and cave diver who explores new cave passage in the UK and abroad. As a member of the British Cave Rescue Council - BCRC he was one of the British cave divers who played a leading role in the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue.

 

Tim Rogers

Tim Rogers

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Battalion Chief Tim Rogers is a 36 year veteran of the Charlotte Fire Department currently assigned to Battalion 5 of the Operations Division. Tim is a founding member of his department’s flood response program, a founding member of NC-HART, as well as a founding and current member of the city and county Flood Information Notification System (FINS) program. Tim has been awarded a Higgins and Langley Memorial Award on 4 occasions, as well as Rescue 3 International and Rescue 3 Europe’s respective Lifetime Achievement Awards

 

 

Loel Collins 

Loel Collins

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Loel Collins has taught swiftwater rescue for over thirty years. He has worked within Rescue 3 and a range of other safety and rescue training providers. His interests lie in the effective teaching of skills in complex and risky environments and in particular how safe judgment can be taught and refined.  He has undertaken and published research in a range of peer reviewed journals and currently works as a Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Coaching and Performance at the University of Central Lancashire.

 

Dr Ian Greatbatch 

Dr Ian Greatbatch

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Bio:

Dr Ian Greatbatch FRGS MEPS is a Visiting Researcher at the University of Portsmouth, and formerly an Associate Professor at Kingston University London, who specialises in Search & Rescue (SAR), Fire and Rescue and applications of Geographical Information to those disciplines. He has published work on lifeboat operations, search dogs, lifeguarding, Urban Search and Rescue and Wide Area Search.

He wrote a 2017 report for the National Crime Agency on Men Missing on Night Out (with Geoff Newiss), and is currently working on projects relating to drowning, rescue operations and search effectiveness.

He is currently serving in an operational firefighting role in a UK Fire & Rescue Service and is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Search and Rescue.

 

 Other presentations

Chris Onions - Force Limiting (rope)

Ben Weedon - Force Limiting (water)

Keith Dudhnath - Rescue 3 Europe conference update 2019