Charlie's career has been in the fire service for over 20 years. He recently retired from his job as a Fire Captain/Paramedic for the City of Ukiah FD. He is now teaching rescue and many other subjects full time. Charlie is also an Adjunct Instructor for the College of the Siskiyous in Siskiyou County, CA.
Charlie is certified to teach several California State Fire Marshal classes as well as all Rescue 3 International courses through the Instructor Trainer level. Charlie also has an extensive background in all Urban Search and Rescue disciplines. He has an extensive background in Confined Space Rescue standby as well as Confined Space Rescue Instruction. Along with fellow instructors Ron Roysum, Nathan Vagt and others, Charlie was named a Higgins & Langley Award recipient for his actions during the City of Ukiah New Year's Flood of 2006.