Dedication.  Professionalism.  Experience.  Providing Safe and Effective Emergency Services.

TRS Canada Halifax Office

610 Wright Ave

Unit 102  Box 317

Dartmouth, NS

Canada, B3B 0H8

TRS Global Office

83 Loddington St

New Maryland, NB

Canada, E3C 2S3

Phone: 1-844-TRS-HELO
                        (877-4356)
E-mail: info@trscanada.ca

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MEET THE TEAM

DEREK ROGERS  CD, SC, BA, MA

TRS Senior Project Manager 

CERTIFICATIONS
Years SAR: 18
 
Rotary Wing Type Experience:
CH-113 Labrador (Sea-Knight) / CH-146 (Bell 412) / CH-149 (AW-101) / AW-139 /
 S-61 / S-92
 
SAR Operations: 
Canadian Armed Forces SAR- Comox, BC / Gander, NL / Goose Bay, NL / Arctic
Commercial SAR- Canadian North Atlantic (St. John’s, Halifax) / North Slope Alaska / Caspian Sea Kazakhstan / Gulf of Mexico / Greenland 
 
Appointments: 
SAR Project Manager / Safety & Quality / Senior SAR Team Lead / Training & Standards / Chief Check Crewman / Emergency Management Coordinator / Dive Safety Officer / 
HERT Instructor & Facilitator
 
Honors & Awards:
SC-Star of Courage / CD-Canadian Forces Decoration / NATO (FY)-Former Yugoslavia /  SSM-Special Service Medal / CPSM-Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal / General Campaign Star (Afghanistan) / St. John Ambulance Life Saving Award /
Sikorsky Rescue Award
Education:
Charles Stuart University MA Emergency Management / Michener Institute BA Paramedic Practice / CFSSAR / Justice Institute of BC PCP / CRM Facilitator 
CHRIS MACKAY CD

International Project Manager 

CERTIFICATIONS
Years SAR: 16
 
Rotary Wing Type Experience:
CH-146 (Bell 412) / CH-149 (AW-101) / AW-139 / S-61 / S-92
 
SAR Operations: 
Canadian Armed Forces SAR- Comox, BC / Greenwood, NS / Cold Lake, AB / Arctic
Commercial SAR- Canadian North Atlantic (St. John’s, Halifax)  / North Slope Alaska
Caspian Sea Kazakhstan / Gulf of Mexico / Greenland / Gulf of Aden
 
Appointments: 
International SAR Operations Manager / Senior SAR Team Lead / Training & Standards 
Chief Check Crewman / Dive Safety Officer / HERT Instructor & Facilitator
 
Honors & Awards:
CD-Canadian Forces Decoration / NATO (FY)-Former Yugoslavia /
NATO (KFOR)-Kosovo / SSM-Special Service Medal / CPSM-Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal / Chief of Defense Staff Commendation / Sikorsky Rescue Award(s)
 
Education:
CFSSAR / Justice Institute of BC PCP / SAR MAFA 
TERRY SIMMS CD
Project Manager Kazakhstan
CERTIFICATIONS
Years SAR: 16
 
Rotary Wing Type Experience:
CH-146 (Bell 412) / AW-139 / S-61 / S-92
 
SAR Operations: 
Canadian Armed Forces SAR- Comox, BC / Goose Bay, NL / Arctic
Commercial SAR- Canadian North Atlantic (St. John’s) / Caspian Sea Kazakhstan / Greenland 
 
Appointments: 
Project Manager Kazakhstan / Training & Standards  / Chief Check HO / Flight Safety / Deputy FE Lead
 
Honors & Awards:
CD-Canadian Forces Decoration / NATO (FY)-Former Yugoslavia / SSM-Special Service Medal / CPSM-Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal / Sikorsky Rescue Award 
 
Education:
CFSATE   
KIP CORMIER CD
Hoist Operator / Flight Safety / Courseware Development
CERTIFICATIONS
Years: 18
 
Rotary Wing Type Experience:
CH-146 (Bell 412) / CH-124 (Sea King) / S-61
 
Operations: 
Canadian Armed Forces SAR-Goose Bay, NL / Gagetown, NB / Edmonton, AB / Winnipeg, MB / Arctic / OP Renaissance Disaster Response-Philippines / Gulf of Aden
 
Appointments: 
Flight Safety Officer / Accident Investigator / CH-146 Senior Flight Engineer / Chief Flight Instructor / Training & Standards  / NVG Instructor / CH-146 Simulator Operator / Tactical Aerial Gunnery Instructor
 
Honors & Awards:
CD-Canadian Forces Decoration / NATO (FY)-Former Yugoslavia  / CPSM-Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal / Humanitas / Canada 125
 
Education:
CFSATE / Algonquin College  
BRAD HISCOCK MSM CD
Chief Training & Standards Hoist Operator S-92
CERTIFICATIONS
Years SAR: 11
Rotary Wing Type Experience: 
CH-146 (Bell 412) / CH-149 (AW-101) / S-92 / AW-139
 
SAR Operations: 
Canadian Armed Forces SAR- Comox, BC / Gander, NL / Goose Bay, NL / Arctic 
Commercial SAR- Canadian North Atlantic (Halifax) / Caspian Sea Kazakhstan
 
Appointments: 
Training & Standards  / Chief Check FE  / FE Lead  / Flight Safety / NVG Instructor
 
Honors & Awards: 
MSM-Meritorious Service Medal / CD-Canadian Forces Decoration / NATO (FY)-Former Yugoslavia / CPSM-Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal / Cormorant Trophy
Mynarski Trophy / GAPAN Award for Gallantry / GAPAN for Prince Phillip Helicopter Rescue Award / Sikorsky Humanitarian Award
Education:
CFSATE / SAR MAFA
JASON MACKINNON MSM, CD
Training & Standards Rescue Specialist
CERTIFICATIONS
 
Years SAR: 19
 
Rotary Wing Type Experience:
CH-113 Labrador (Sea-Knight) / CH-146 (Bell 412) / CH-149 (AW-101) / S-61 / S-92 / AW-139
 
SAR Operations: 
Canadian Armed Forces SAR- Comox, BC / Greenwood, NS / Goose Bay, NL / Arctic
Commercial SAR- Canadian North Atlantic (Halifax) / Caspian Sea Kazakhstan
 
Appointments: 
Senior SAR Team Lead / Training & Standards / Chief Check Crewman  / Dive Safety Officer
 
Honors & Awards:
MSM-Meritorious Service Medal / CD-Canadian Forces Decoration / Air Command Commendation 
 
Education:
CFSSAR / Justice Institute of BC PCP / SAR MAFA
MIKE COX MB, CD
Chief Training & Standards Rescue Specialist S-92
CERTIFICATIONS
Years SAR: 17
Rotary Wing Type Experience:
CH-113 Labrador (Sea-Knight) / CH-149 (AW-101 / S-61 / S-92
 
SAR Operations: 
Canadian Armed Forces SAR- Comox, BC / Greenwood, NS / Arctic 
Commercial SAR- Canadian North Atlantic (Halifax) 
 
Appointments: 
Training & Standards / Chief Check Crewman / Dive Supervisor / HERT Instructor
 
Honors & Awards:
MB-Medal of Bravery / CD-Canadian Forces Decoration / QEII Diamond Jubilee /
Mynarski Trophy
 
Education:
CFSSAR / Justice Institute of BC PCP  / SAR MAFA / RUET-HUET Instructor /
NFPA Level II / CFSATE   
PATRICK KEAVNEY
Training & Standards Hoist Operator / Rescue Specialist
CERTIFICATIONS
Years SAR: 13

 

Rotary Wing Type Experience:

S-92 / AW-139 / EC-135 / S-61

 

SAR Operations: 

Irish Air Corps- Atlantic Ocean, Ireland 

Commercial SAR- Tanzania / Suriname / Caspian Sea Kazakhstan / Gulf of Aden

 

Appointments: 

Training & Standards / Chief Check HO / Aircrew Instructor / Landing Point Commander
External Loads Instructor

Education: 

EMT 

ROB VIDITO CD
International Project Manager
CERTIFICATIONS
Years SAR: 21

 

Rotary Wing Type Experience:

CH-113 (Sea-Knight) / CH-146 (Bell 412) / CH-149 (AW-101) / UH-60 /

CH-124 (Sea-King) / S-92 / S-61

 

SAR Operations: 

Canadian Armed Forces SAR- Comox, BC / Greenwood, NS / Gander, NL / Arctic

Commercial SAR- Canadian North Atlantic (Halifax) / Gulf of Aden

 

Appointments: 

CH-149 Senior Occupational Advisor (CAF) / CH-146 Operational Senior Flight Engineer 
Flight Instructor / Flying Supervisor / Training & Standards / Chief Check FE / 

HERT Instructor & Facilitator / NVG Instructor

 

Honors & Awards:

CD-Canadian Forces Decoration / NATO (FY)-Former Yugoslavia / SSM-Special Service Medal / CPSM-Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal / Cormorant Trophy /

Smithsonian Laureate Inductee For Air Operations  

 

Education:

CFSATE / RUET-HUET Instructor / SAR MAFA

KEN GARDNER CD
Helicopter Hoist Operator
CERTIFICATIONS
Years SAR: 15

 

Rotary Wing Type Experience:

CH-146 (Bell 412) / CH-149 (AW-101) / S-92

 

SAR Operations: 

Canadian Armed Forces SAR- Greenwood, NS / Trenton, ON / Cold Lake, AB / Arctic

Commercial SAR- Canadian North Atlantic (Halifax) 

 

Appointments: 

Training & Standards / Chief Check FE / Flight Safety NVG Instructor

 

Honors & Awards:

CD-Canadian Forces Decoration / Chief of Defense Staff Commendation

 

Education:
CFSATE / SAR MAFA
DANA KELLY CD
Helicopter Rescue Specialist
CERTIFICATIONS
Years SAR: 15

 

Rotary Wing Type Experience: 

CH-113 Labrador (Sea-Knight) / CH-146 (Bell 412) / CH-149 (AW-101) / S-92 / S-61

 

SAR Operations: 

Canadian Armed Forces SAR- Trenton, ON / Greenwood, NS / Arctic

Commercial SAR- Canadian North Atlantic (Halifax) / Gulf of Aden

 

Appointments: 

Medical Lead / Diving Lead / Training Lead / SAR Equipment Manager

 

Honors & Awards:

CD-Canadian Forces Decoration 

 

Education:

CFSSAR / Justice Institute of BC PCP / ACP / SAR MAFA

 

BRIAN KEEFE CD
Helicopter Rescue Specialist / Hoist Operator
CERTIFICATIONS
Years SAR: 27
 
Rotary Wing Type Experience:                                                   
CH-113 (Sea-Knight) / CH-146 (Bell 412) / CH-135 (Bell Twin Huey) CH-118 /
CH-149 (AW-101) / AW-139 / S-61 / S-92
                                                                                                      
SAR Operations: 
Canadian Armed Forces SAR- Gander, NL / Summerside, PEI / Goose Bay, NL / Edmonton, AB / Winnipeg, MB / Arctic
Commercial SAR- Canadian North Atlantic (St. John’s, Halifax) / North Slope Alaska / Gulf of Mexico / Tuktoyaktuk, NWT / Caspian Sea Kazakhstan / Gulf of Aden
 
Appointments: 
Senior SAR Lead / Training & Standards / Chief Check Crewman / Flight Safety Officer   
 
Honors & Awards:
CD-Canadian Forces Decoration / St. John Ambulance Life Saving Award / Sikorsky Rescue Award / Boeing Award(s)  
 
Education:
CFSSAR / Justice Institute of BC PCP / ITLS / SAR MAFA
STEVE RUTT CD
Helicopter Rescue Specialist 
Years SAR: 19
 
Rotary Wing Type Experience:                                                   
CH-113 (Sea-Knight) / CH-146 (Bell 412)  / CH-149 (AW-101) / S-92 / S-61
                                                                                                      
SAR Operations: 
Canadian Armed Forces SAR- Comox, BC / Gander, NL /  Goose Bay, NL  / Arctic
Commercial SAR- Canadian North Atlantic (Halifax) / Gulf of Aden
 
Appointments: 
Senior SAR Tech Advisor (Canadian Joint Operations Centre) / Squadron Warrant Officer / Senior SAR Team Lead / Training & Standards / Chief Check Crewman / Dive Safety Officer   
 
Honors & Awards:
MMM-Member of Military Merit / CD-Canadian Forces Decoration / QEII Diamond Jubilee / CPSM-Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal / NATO (FY) Former Yugoslavia / Air Command Commendation(s)  
 
Education:
CFSSAR / Justice Institute of BC PCP / SAR MAFA
BARRY DOYLE MB, CD
Helicopter Rescue Specialist
CERTIFICATIONS
Years SAR: 18
 
Rotary Wing Type Experience:
CH-113 (Sea-Knight) / CH-146 (Bell 412) / CH-149 (AW-101) / S-61 / S-92
 
SAR Operations: 
Canadian Armed Forces SAR- Trenton, ON / Edmonton, AB / Greenwood, NS / Arctic Commercial SAR- Canadian North Atlantic (St. John’s, Halifax) / North Slope Alaska  
 
Appointments: 
Medical Lead / Diving Lead / Training Lead / SAR Equipment Manager
Honors & Awards:
MB-Medal of Bravery / CD-Canadian Forces Decoration / CPSM-Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal / Sinai
 
Education:
CFSSAR   / Justice Institute of BC PCP / NFPA Level I  / SAR MAFA
KEVIN BERGQUIST CD
Helicopter Rescue Specialist
CERTIFICATIONS
Years SAR: 17
 
Rotary Wing Type Experience:
CH-113 Labrador (Sea-Knight) / CH-146 (Bell 412) / CH-149 (AW-101) / S-92
 
SAR Operations: 
Canadian Armed Forces SAR- Comox, BC / Cold Lake, AB / Greenwood, NS / Arctic Commercial SAR- Canadian North Atlantic (Halifax) 
 
Appointments: 
Senior SAR Lead / Training & Standards / Chief Check Crewman / Dive Safety Officer 
Honors & Awards:
CD-Canadian Forces Decoration / CPSM-Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal / Somalia Medal/ QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal
 
Education:
CFSSAR / Justice Institute of BC PCP / SAR MAFA / CRM Facilitator /
Lakeland College Bachelor of Applied Business - Emergency Services Management
University of New Brunswick - Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  
SEAN CALIS  CD

Helicopter Rescue Specialist 

CERTIFICATIONS
Years SAR: 18
 
Rotary Wing Type Experience:

CH-113 Labrador (Sea-Knight) / CH-146 (Bell 412) / CH-149 (AW-101) /  S-92

 
SAR Operations: 

Canadian Armed Forces SAR- Canadian Forces School of Search & Rescue (CFSSAR), Comox, BC / Trenton, ON / Arctic

Commercial SAR- Canadian North Atlantic (Halifax)

 

Appointments: 

Senior SAR Lead / Training & Standards / Chief Check Crewman / Dive Safety Officer / Medical Supervisor / Senior Instructor CFSSAR / Training Instructor CFSSAR

Honors & Awards:

CD-Canadian Forces Decoration / NATO (FY)-Former Yugoslavia /  NATO-Rwanda / SSM-Special Service Medal / CPSM-Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal / Army Command Commendation / Ontario Provincial Police Life Saving Award 

Education:

CFSSAR / Justice Institute of BC PCP / ITLS / SAR MAFA / Canadian Coast Guard Academy

CHRIS FINNIGAN CD
Helicopter Hoist Operator
CERTIFICATIONS
Years SAR: 20

 

Rotary Wing Type Experience:

CH-146 (Bell 412) / S-92 / AW-139 

 

SAR Operations: 

Canadian Armed Forces SAR- Trenton, ON / Goose Bay, NL / Gagetown, NB / Arctic

Commercial SAR- Canadian North Atlantic (Halifax) / Caspian Sea Kazakhstan

 

Appointments: 

CH-146 Operational Senior Flight Engineer / Flight Instructor / Flying Supervisor / Training & Standards / Chief Check FE / NVG Instructor 

 

Honors & Awards:

CD-Canadian Forces Decoration / NATO (FY)-Former Yugoslavia / SSM-Special Service Medal / CPSM-Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal   

 

Education:

CFSATE / SAR MAFA

DON HARPER MB, CD
Helicopter Hoist Operator
CERTIFICATIONS
Years SAR: 20

 

Rotary Wing Type Experience:

CH-113 Labrador (Sea-Knight) / CH-149 (AW-101) /AW-139 / S-61 / S-92

 

SAR Operations: 

Canadian Armed Forces SAR- Comox, BC / Greenwood, NS / Gander, NL / Arctic

Commercial SAR- Canadian North Atlantic (Halifax) / Caspian Sea Kazakhstan / Gulf of Aden 

 

Appointments: 

Senior SAR Lead / Training and Standards / Chief Check Crewman / Dive Safety Officer

 

Honors & Awards:

MB-Medal of Bravery / CD-Canadian Forces Decoration 
 

Education:

CFSSAR / Justice Institute BC PCP

STEVE JOHNSON 
Helicopter Hoist Operator
CERTIFICATIONS
Years SAR: 21

 

Rotary Wing Type Experience:
AW-139 / UH-60 / S-92 / S-61

 

SAR Operations: 

USAF SAR- Florida / Arizona / Iraq / Iran / Arctic

Commercial SAR- Gulf of Mexico / North Slope Alaska / Canadian North Atlantic (Halifax) / Caspian Sea Kazakhstan

 

Appointments: 

UH-60 Senior Occupational Advisor (USAF) /  Operational Senior Flight Engineer
Flight Instructor / Flying Supervisor / Training & Standards / Chief Check FE / NVG 
Instructor 

 

Honors & Awards:

USAF Airman of the Year

 

Education:
Embry-Riddle 

CHARLIE 
TOTAL RESPONSE SAR K-9
CERTIFICATIONS
Years SAR: 10

 

SAR Operations: 

Avian Retrieval  

 

Appointments: 

Team Moral Officer / Hangar Custodian / Crew House Vacuum Specialist

 

Honors & Awards:

Top Candidate 2011 Obedience School

 

Education:
Home-schooled