Access Rescue Canada

As the Corporate Director, I believe that in any strong business, leadership and experience matter. Access Rescue's Leadership and Management Group have a successful record of accomplishments in Consultation and Training Services.


Looking forward to meeting your training needs,

Mark Alderman

Executive Director

Did You Know?


Our Organization has developed and delivered programs to the Federal Canadian Government, Provincial Ministries, Regional Police Services, Municipal Fire Departments, Private Industry, and Community Colleges.

Established in 2003, we are now in our 17th year and continue to deliver courses, programs and services that are consistently identified as exceptional services by our clients. 

Some of the Most Experienced Instructors in the Industry


Every one of our lead instructors is a professional rescue trainer with real-life rescue experience. Our instructors know what works in the field and they know how to teach it to you. 

Comprehensive hands-on training has become our organization's trademark. Students work with the tools of the trade, solving rescue situations under real-life conditions. 


Mark Alderman

Mark is a former career Senior Fire Officer and holds a B.Sc., Bachelor of Education, and a Master of Education.  Mark was an active Community Emergency Management Co-ordinator, Associate Instructor with the Office of Emergency Management Ontario, and Associate Instructor with the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office.  Mark is an active member of a Community College Advisory Committee for the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Program and remains active as a Technical Rescue Instructor.


Steve Dias

Steve is a career Firefighter with 9 years experience. Steve is active in Technical Rescue disciplines and he's also an instructor at a local college with the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Program.  He has a Paramedic Diploma and he is a certified Athletic Therapist.  Prior to working in the fire service he was part of the medical teams, as an Athletic Therapist with BC Lions, Ottawa Renegades, Montreal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts in the CFL and in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Steve has shown his excitement for teaching over the years by mentioning student therapists throughout his career and being a First Responder Instructor. 


Brad Gould

Brad is a volunteer Fire Lieutenant. Brad brings 18 years of operational response and rescue experience. Brad holds several instructor certifications and is active with Technical Rescue disciplines including Ice Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, and Technical High-Angle Rope Rescue. Brad is also an active Emergency Medical Responder instructor. 


Jhaimir Cuellar

Jhaimir is actively involved in the Bolivian rescue service where he organizes and leads interagency rescue training and development programs with support from the Provincial Ministry of Public Safety, Emergency and Disaster.

Jhaimir started his rescue career in Bolivia as a member of a rescue team in 2001. Jhaimir is currently an active Search And Rescue member of an United Nations recognized organization and also a member of their Marine Unit with teams in Canada and the UK. 

Jhaimir is a lead instructor with our technical rope rescue programs.


Marta Zausz

Marta is an instructor with our swift water rescue and water safety programs.


Jonathan Connerty

Jonathan is a career firefighter and instructs the following programs: Swift Water Rescue, Ice Rescue and Technicial Rope Rescue.


Dan Koz

Dan is a career firefighter. He is actively involved in instructing in the fire service as a shift training instructor within his department. He also has a background in teaching through his experience at York University while earning his Masters Degree in Kinesiology. Dan is active with Technical Rescue disciplines including Swift Water, Ice Rescue, Confined Space and Rope Rescue.