Rescue 2 Training was founded out of a love for the fire service as well as teaching. Nothing motivates us more than passing on the knowledge we have gained through many, many hours of training and constantly updating our material.
The diverse experiences of the instructors, in both training and departments that they have served, along with a passion for passing along knowledge, allow us to train all types of organizations. This means that from a small volunteer department to a large career department or to your private organization, we have the background to relate to your people and properly and effectively teach them. We have tried very hard, and successfully we might add, to assemble a cadre that is on the forefront of learning, inventing, implementing, and teaching new techniques in firefighting and technical rescue including rope rescue, hazmat, auto extrication, and confined space response. Between our instructors, there are thousands of man hours spent on drilling and perfecting skills in these disciplines, as well as getting bumped and bruised while performing the necessary tasks of saving ourselves and our brothers and sisters during RIT training.
Kelly M. Byrne
As the founder of Rescue 2 Training, Kelly brings to the table an intense desire to help people learn firefighting and technical rescue skills. His experience includes over 18 years of firefighting and technical rescue skills in a wide array of environments including rural response to target hazards such as the Appalachian Trail and Potomac River, to several years as an active volunteer in a bedroom community, and also as a career firefighter in the very urban environment of Washington DC, where he was appointed to Truck 4 and is currently assigned to Rescue 2.
He has taught at the National Fire Academy of Colombia South America, as well as having taught members of Merseyside Fire and Rescue in Liverpool, England. Additionally, he has developed and taught several classes for the Washington D.C. Fire Department Special Operations Division.
In his free time, Kelly can be found riding his bicycle, listening to music, and spending time at home with his wife Kelly and their two daughters Corrina and Jillian.
Here is Kelly at the Colombian National Fire Academy teaching rope to great group of motivated students.