>  Meet Our Training Team

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Jim​ H.
Senior Training Specialist
Red Wing, Minnesota, USA

Jim has been a full time trainer at Capital Safety since 2002. In his tenure, he has issued over 8500 training certificates for Fall Protection, Rescue at Height​s and Confined Space. Jim has authored over 100 articles for a variety of publications and is a known speaker at national trade shows.

Jim’s primary role at Capital Safety is to provide quality training within North America, however he believes strongly in the motto “Anytime, Anywhere”, and his services have been requested across the globe including the Middle East, Asia, South America, Europe, the Arctic Circle on the North Slope of Alaska, and several off shore oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jim’s background includes 23 years of fire service experience for one of the largest cities in Minnesota where he served as Captain of the Special Rescue Unit. His background allows him to couple his high energy training style with actual real world experiences.

Jim delivers training for Capital Safety/DBI-SALA worldwide for the Oil & Gas, Wind Energy, Transportation, Construction, Utilities and Mining industries.

Shawn C.
Senior Training Specialist
Red Wing, Minnesota, USA

Shawn is a Senior Training Specialist based in Bloomington, Indiana, and has been with Capital Safety/DBI-SALA since 2012. His technical career began in the Marine Corps, working with a Homeland Security unit.

Since then, he has spent more than 14 years in areas related to firefighting, rescue and safety. Before joining Capital Safety, Shawn served for several years as the Technical Rescue Coordinator for the U.S. Navy’s Emergency Response Team in Manama, Bahrain.

Shawn teaches all courses offered by Capital Safety/DBI-SALA in both English and Spanish, and delivers training around the world.

Rick A.
Senior Trainer
Houston, Texas, USA

Rick is a Training Specialist based in Houston, Texas, and has been with Capital Safety/DBI-SALA since 2008.

A retired firefighter with Master Firefighter, Rescue Specialist, Confined Space and Hazardous Materials Technician certifications, Rick is a CSP with an M.S. degree in Occupational Safety and Health, an A.A.S. in Fire Science and Safety, and a B.A. in Theology. He has been appointed to serve on the National Fire Protection Association Committee on Confined Space Safe Work Practices, and the ISO/ANSI/ASSE PC 283 U.S. Technical Advisory Group. He is an Honorably Discharged veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserves.

Rick speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese and delivers training for Capital Safety/DBI-SALA worldwide for the Oil & Gas, Wind Energy, Transportation, Construction, Utilities and Mining industries.

​​Rudy G.
Training Specialist
Houston, Texas, USA

Rudy is a Training Specialist based in Houston, Texas, and has been with Capital Safety/DBI-SALA since 2008.

A native Texan, Rudy came to his role with more than 20 years’ Occupational Health and Safety experience including management roles, which involved both training employees and managing health and safety programs.

Rudy also served as firefighter for 15 years and has held several ranking positions, including Training Officer, where he was responsible for training all new fire and EMS personnel.

Rudy delivers training to Capital Safety/DBI-SALA clients worldwide, with a focus on the Oil & Gas industry.

Jordan D.
Training Specialist
Red Wing, Minnesota, USA

Jordan is a Training Specialist based in Red Wing, Minnesota, and has been with Capital Safety/DBI-SALA since 2012.

Prior to his role at Capital Safety/DBI-SALA, Jordan worked as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). He received law enforcement training at Rasmussen College where he built knowledge and skills related to criminal and traffic law, emergency vehicle operations, physical tactics, firearms, EMS awareness and human behavior. He has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.

Jordan teaches Competent Person, Competent Person Trainer and rescue classes for Capital Safety/DBI-SALA.

Tim M.
Senior Trainer
Tustin, California

Tim is a Senior Trainer based in Tustin, California, and has been with Capital Safety/DBI-SALA since 2014.

Tim served as Fire Captain for 13 years for the San Bernardino County Fire Department, specializing in Urban Search and Rescue. Additionally, he has served as a firefighter, driver operator and crew chief for the U.S. Air Force. Tim earned his A.S. degree in Fire Science from Crafton Hills College, and during his career has earned nearly 30 California State Fire Marshall Certifications, including Certified Fire Officer, as well as Wildland Fire, FEMA, and California Emergency Medical Certifications.

Tim teaches a range of different courses for Capital Safety/DBI-SALA.

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Steve C.
Trainer
Red Wing, Minnesota, USA

Steve combines a true passion for teaching with 20 years of real world experience as a Safety Professional in the Commercial & Heavy Civil Construction Industry. 


Steve brings to class an easy to understand approach to the rules of Fall Protection, while at the same time assisting our end users with solutions to their everyday challenges of working at height. Prior to his start in Safety, Steve was a Paramedic, Paramedic Instructor & Firefighter. Steve has been with Capital Safety since 2011.

Steve delivers training for Capital Safety/DBI-SALA worldwide for the Oil & Gas, Wind Energy, Transportation, Construction, Utilities and Mining industries.
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