Jim Colston is a Truck Captain for the City of San Marcos Fire Department. Throughout his career, he has been a leader in Technical Rescue for San Diego County and the State of California. As an Instructor for Rescue 3 since 1994, Mr. Colston conducts Swiftwater training for Palomar and Miramar Community Colleges in San Diego. He is a Safety Officer on San Diego County’s Task Force 8 Urban Search and Rescue Team and has gained valuable experience from deployments to the Northridge Earthquake, levee failures in Yuba County, 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta and recently to New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Colston is a Safety Officer for the National FEMA Incident Support Team that responds to all major incidents within the United States.