Atlantic Technical Rescue, also known as Rescue 3 Northeast is the regional trainer for Rescue 3 international Instructor Trainers and Instructors as well as the regional rescue director for the Northeast sector of the United States. All of the Atlantic Technical Rescue instructor cadre are active professional emergency responders working in the disciplines they teach. This in conjunction with realistic training conditions and training sites allow the client to fully capture real world training for real world problems.
Our Mission is to provide a practical and real world training experience and create positive results through leadership, teamwork, and skills development producing successful results for the challenges emergency service providers encounter. Atlantic Technical Rescue/Rescue 3 Northeast will provide you with unique and innovative programs taught by skilled and dedicated instructors while using a common sense approach.
Mike Berna has 24 years in tenure in the Baltimore County Fire System. He is a member of the Baltimore County Advanced Technical Rescue Team and the Team Administrator for the Kingsville Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Team. He has also served as the Chief Officer for the Kingsville Fire Department for 6 years. He has been instrumental in the development of the Baltimore County Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Task Force and has served on the Governors Swiftwater/Flood Advisory Group for the state of Maryland. He has also been instrumental in training hundreds of Maryland rescuers in swiftwater/flood rescue and developed a state-wide response and training program. He serves as a technical specialist and consultant for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and has served as an operational officer for Hurricanes Floyd and Isabel. He is also an instructor for the University of Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute. He is a featured lecturer at national conferences and regional seminars and conducts classroom and field training programs throughout the country in swiftwater/flood rescue, swiftwater boat operations, and rope rescue in the aquatic environment. He has delivered programs to thousands of students including local, state, and federal personnel as well as consultation to many fire, police, and local and state emergency operations centers as well as classified government agencies. He has also provided research and development for several manufactures of personal protective equipment for the aquatic environment. He also serves as a rescue specialist with FEMA (Urban Search and Rescue) Pennsylvania Task Force 1. He has received numerous awards for his work in the swiftwater/flood community and is the two time recipient of the International Higgins and Langley Memorial Awards for outstanding service in the swiftwater/flood community.