Matt Kempf, Co-Owner

MEI, Paramedic, Fire Fighter I & II

Dept. Affiliation & Experience: Spectrum Health with over 20 years of Fire and EMS experience.

Rural Rescue instructor since 2009, co-owner since 2011

Specialties: Extrication and practical exercises

Phone: (616) 318-8934     E-mail: matt@ruralrescue.com

 Jim Petrie

Paramedic - I/C, Fire Fighter I & II, MFFTC Instructor

Dept. Affiliation & Experience: Chief Blue Lake Fire, Muskegon Heights Fire, Dalton Fire, and White Lake Ambulance, with over 25 years of Fire and EMS experience.

Rural Rescue involvement since 2009, instructor since 2010

Specialties: Lecture and practical exercises

Phone: (231) 206-8797     E-mail: jim@ruralrescue.com

Greg Holman, Partner

MFR, Fire Fighter I & II, Fire Officer, MFFTC Instructor

Dept. Affiliation & Experience: Chief of White Lake Fire Authority with over 20 years of fire rescue experience.

Rural Rescue involvement since 2009, instructor since 2010, partner since 2014

Specialties: Incident command and practical exercises

Phone: (231) 740-7262     E-mail: greg@ruralrescue.com 

Sondrea Petrie

Paramedic

Dept. Affiliation & Experience: ProMed Ambulance, with over 15 years of experience.

Rural Rescue involvement since 2014, Alternate Instructor since 2014

Specialties: Practical exercises

Cim Roesler

Certified Medical Assistant

Experience: Clinical and Clerical with over 20 years of experience.

Rural Rescue involvement since 2011, Secretary since 2011

Duties: Registration, Photographs, and Certificates

Jonathon Degen, Co-Owner

Paramedic, Fire Fighter I & II

Dept. Affiliation & Experience: Captain of Montague Fire and Operations Director of White Lake Ambulance with over 20 years of Fire and EMS experience.

Rural Rescue instructor since 2005, co-owner since 2011

Specialties: Farm equipment, rescue tools, and lecture

Phone: (231) 206-8796     E-mail: jonathon@ruralrescue.com 

About Us

Pete McCarthy

EMT, Fire Fighter I & II, Fire Officer, MFFTC Instructor

Dept. Affiliation & Experience: Captain of White Lake Fire Authority, White Lake Ambulance with over 15 years of Fire and EMS experience.

Rural Rescue involvement since 2009, instructor since 2010

Specialties: Lecture and practical exercises

Phone: (231) 638-0808     E-mail: pete@ruralrescue.com

Dennis Roesler II

EMT, Fire Fighter I & II

Dept. Affiliation & Experience: Muskegon Heights Fire and                    Lt. Montague Fire, with over 15 years of Fire and EMS experience.

Rural Rescue involvement since 2009, Alternate Instructor since 2012

Specialties: Extrication, Practical exercises, and rescue tools

Andrea Degen

Elementary Education/Teacher

Experience: Muskegon and Hart Public Schools with over 10 years of experience.

Rural Rescue involvement since 2012, Secretary since 2012

Duties: Registration, Certificates, and Victim

Darric Roesler

Fire Fighter, EMT-P I/C, Police Officer

Dept. Affiliation & Experience: Muskegon Fire and Muskegon County  Sherriff's Deputy, with over 25 years of Fire and EMS experience.

Rural Rescue involvement since 2011

Specialties: Instructor Coordinator

Phone: (231) 578-3167    E-mail: darric@ruralrescue.com

Don Roesler, Co-Owner

EMT, Fire Fighter I & II

Dept. Affiliation & Experience: Grant Township Fire with over 30 years of Fire and EMS experience.

Rural Rescue instructor since 2009, co-owner since 2011

Specialties: Extrication, rescue tools and lecture

Phone: (231) 578-9402     E-mail: don@ruralrescue.com 

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