Crew

GREG SANDERSON
Greg Sanderson Greg is a 27 year veteran of the Los Angeles City Fire Department. Greg is currently assigned to the Air Operations Section as a Firefighter Flight Paramedic. He is a qualified Aircrewman on Bell 412’s, Augusta Westland AW-139’s, and Bell 206’s.

His duties include Crew Chief, Hoist Operator, and Helispot manager at brush fires. He is a veteran of numerous high profile rescues, including swift water and mountain operations.

Greg’s collateral duties include Person in Charge of Aircrew training and standardization. This involves all aspects up to and including check flights, and policies and procedures. Greg is also the equipment coordinator, responsible for testing, repair, and fabrication of new equipment.

He has been a member of the Los Angeles City Fire Department Swift Water and Urban Search and Rescue teams for over 24 years. He is a FEMA Medical Specialist with an expanded scope of practice. Greg completed a ten day deployment at the World Trade Center on 9-1-1 as part of a FEMA task force. He was one of the first FEMA members to attend the Operational Emergency Medical Specialist course in Quantico Virginia. Greg continues to keep his National Paramedic Registry (NREMT-P) current.

Greg is a former Naval Reserve Aircrewman, HH-60H Crew Chief, gunner, and Combat Search and Rescue Corpsman. He has accumulated over 300 hours of NVG flight, most during direct action combat missions. He was deployed to Iraq in 2006 supporting Special Operations.

Greg is frequent speaker at the annual Goodrich hoist conference at HAI, and has been an adviser on numerous initial hoist training programs. Greg is a published author of many technical helicopter rescue articles.

SCOTT BECK
Scott Beck Scott’s aviation career spans over 27 years as a dual-rated pilot with more than 7500 flight hours. He is currently working for a large county Fire Department in South Central California as an Interagency Carded Air Tactical fixed wing and helicopter fire suppression, rescue, and NVG pilot and instructor. Scott holds FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Airplane Multi-Engine Land and Commercial/Instrument – Rotorcraft, helicopter, Airplane Single-Engine Land certificates. He is also a dual-rated Master Army Aviator and a decorated combat veteran.

Scott has operated airplanes and helicopters throughout North America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe for organizations including the U.S. Army, FAR 121 airlines, FAR 135 Air Medical, FAR 135, 133 utility and FAR 91 public use organizations. Scott’s Instructor, Check Airman, and Unit Trainer duties have included; Aerial Gunnery and Tactics, NVG Operations, Instruments, Military Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operations, Helicopter and Airplane Air Medical Operations, Day and Night Helicopter Hoist Rescue and Aerial Fire Suppression, External Load Operations, and Fixed Wing Air Tactical Fire Operations.

JEREMIAH WILKINS
Jeremy is an active Duty Navy Chief Petty Officer currently stationed at NAS Whidbey Island Search and Rescue as part of the US Navy’s premier inland and mountain rescue professionals.

Jeremy has over 10 years of aircrew experience as a Naval Aircrewman with 1000 hours on the UH-3H and 840 hours on the H-60F/H/S model helicopters. Jeremy has held aircrew qualifications as Crew Chief, Rescue Swimmer, Aerial Firefighter, Functional Check flight Aircrewman, Special Operations/Combat Search and Rescue Aircrewman/Helicopter Gunner, Helicopter Inland Rescue Air crewman and Rescue Crew Chief. He is also a NFPA compliant Rope Rescue Technician, SAR Swimmer Standardization Instructor, Maritime Direct Deployment Instructor and Crew Resource Management Facilitator.

DAVID DANIELSON
David DanielsonDavid is an 18 year veteran EMS provider with 10 years as a Firefighter Paramedic for a large municipal Fire Department. David is currently assigned to the Urban Search and Rescue Task Force as a Firefighter Paramedic. He is a qualified FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Medical Specialist and serves on the department’s Swift Water Rescue Team. David has served a combined 20 years in the US NAVY and US NAVY Reserves where he obtained the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer.

His primary duties are: Senior Enlisted Aircrew and Medical Department Leading Chief Petty Officer for a US NAVY helicopter squadron. David is involved with development and supervision of a helicopter search and rescue medic program providing support for Special Operation Forces and Combat Search and Rescue. He maintains qualifications as a Naval Aircrewman, HH-60S/H Crew Chief, Gunner, Search and Rescue Swimmer, and Search and Rescue Medical Technician.

David has mobilized three times post 9/11 in support of Special Operations and Naval Air Ambulance Detachments in Iraq.

David maintains licensure/certifications of EMT/Paramedic, ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and has completed the Operational Emergency Medical Skills course (OEMS) at USMC Camp Pendleton.

KEVIN LOOMIS
Kevin Lomis Kevin is a retired Captain with over thirty years of service from a large county Fire Department in the San Joaquin Valley of Southern California.

He was in charge of their Air Operations section, Crew Chief, Hoist Operator, and NVG program manager. His other duties included aircrew training and standardization, Helitac crew training, and US Forrest Service Helibase manager and Division group supervisor. He was instrumental in developing his agencies present helicopter rescue, hoist and firefighting program.

Kevin has performed over 900 live hoists during training as well as numerous day and NVG rescues in all types of terrain ranging from the desert to the high Sierra Mountains, deep canyons and rivers.

BRENT STRAHM
Brent is a 17 year veteran of a large Southern California County Sheriff’s Department. He is currently assigned as a Patrol Sergeant.

Brent is a retired Naval Aircrewman and experienced Chief Petty Officer, with both active Navy and Naval Reserve experience. He has 27 years experience flying as a Crew Chief, Helicopter Rescue Swimmer, Aerial Firefighter, Anti-Submarine Warfare Operator, Special Operations/Combat Search and Rescue Aircrewman/Helicopter Gunner, Naval Aviation Training and Operations Standardization (NATOPS) Instructor, and Type Wing Evaluator. He has qualified in the SH-2F, SH-3A/D, SH-3H, UH-3H, SH-60F, and HH-60H model helicopters.

Brent has been qualified since November of 1980 as a US Navy Rescue Swimmer. In June of 2002, he re-qualified as a Helicopter Rescue Swimmer Standardization Instructor. Over the course of his career, he has performed SAR duties, instructed SAR duties, and evaluated other swimmers. He is highly trained in helicopter open water rescue techniques, hoist operations, helicopter/hoist emergencies/hoist malfunctions, and Direct Deployment rescue procedures.

He recently retired from the Naval Reserve after deployment to Iraq with a Naval Special Operations Helicopter Squadron.

ED MADISON
 Ed MadisonEd has over 20 years experience as an EMS provider and 12 years as a registered nurse. He presently serves as a Flight Nurse for Mercy Air Services the largest private air medical corporation in the United States. As a Flight Nurse and Certified Aircraft Crew Member, his duties include management of critical care and trauma patients of all ages, aircraft safety, navigation and communication.

Previously Ed worked as an Emergency and Intensive Care Unit Nurse for a busy rural hospital in Antelope Valley, Ca. where he was involved in all levels of patient care as well as Quality Assurance. He is certified as an Emergency Medical Systems Instructor and a Paramedic Instructor and served in the US Army 82nd Airborne for 4 years.