We are so thankful for our additional adjunct staff from Lake Country Fire & Rescue, Aurora Health Care, ProHealth Care and several other medical/professionals that frequently participate in the training programs offered through the Training Center. Here are a few of our lead instructors!
Division Chief / TRAINING CENTER COORDINATOR
Division Chief Tanya Reynen joined Lake Country Fire & Rescue in January of 2017 as the Coordinator of the Lake Country Training Center. D/C Reynen, an experienced Firefighter/Paramedic/Educator, is dedicated to the on-going growth and development of the Training Center.
Firefighter/Paramedic Sarah Cornell
Paramedic Sarah Cornell has been with Lake Country Fire and Rescue since December 2015. As a past student of our summer EMT program, Sarah has grown and developed as an EMS professional and firefighter over the years while also attending college full time for a BS in Biology and Chemistry. Sarah brings her experiences from in the field and in the hospital to show how important the work EMS does in the field truly is for a patients outcome. She has a passion for teaching and will go above and beyond to help students to understand the material and apply it.
Firefighter/Paramedic Brad Turowski
Paramedic Turowski has been with Lake Country Fire Rescue for over 10 years. He brings experience from other departments and from time at Bell ambulance. He has a very hands on approach to teaching that the students thrive in. With scenarios, cases and group discussion, he pushes his students to think critically as an individual and work as a team.
Firefighter/AEMT Jim Keller
Jim comes to the Training Center from Wales Genesee Fire Department. He has been an active EMT/AEMT since 2008. Prior to becoming an licensed EMT Jim had over 10 years of experience as an industrial Emergency Responder and Fire Brigade member active in confined space rescue. Jim has a Masters in Business Administration and works in the Food Science Industry for his career.
Firefighter/AEMT Jason Cain
Jason Cain has been teaching with the Training Center for two years. He takes on a main adjunct roll for our Summer EMT, AEMT and CPR courses. Jason has years of experience prehospital along with his full time career as a respiratory therapist. Jason has a way of making lectures come to life with stories that are engaging and direct.
CAPTAIN NICK HELTEMES
Captain Nick Heltemes has been instrumental in the growth and development of the Training Center and many of it's programs and partnerships we have today. Captain Heltemes was recently recognized as a Kettle Moraine Alumni "Trailblazer" for his work with the HS2 students and staff to provide opportunities for student learning in the Fire and EMS services. He ran the training center
Dr. Chris ‘CJ’ George & Al Davies RN
Dr. George and Al Davies have been partners together as Aurora Summit’s EMS Team since 2016.
Dr. George graduated from Loyola Medical School in 1999, completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. He has worked in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Watertown before joining Aurora Summit in 2011.
Al Davies first started as an EMT in Arizona in 1987, then moving on to Nursing, and eventually focusing on EMS and Emergency Management training for over 20 years.
Mark has been in the fire service for 13 years. He currently works full time at City of Pewaukee Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. He is a Captain and Training Officer at Ashippun Fire Department, instructor and co-ownder of 2M Training Company and still finds time to be an active instructor here at LCFRTC. Mark has been an asset to our High School intro to firefighting course as well as our firefighting workshops and improving our training props.
Lieutenant Hendry has 17 years of experience he brings to our Training Center. He is a career Lieutenant at City of Pewaukee Fire Department. He is an active SWAT medic, instructor and co-owner of 2M Training Company as well as a fire instructor here. Marvin has a passion for teaching the culture of the fire service profession and the importance of a brother/sisterhood in our field.
Ed brings us 14 years of experience in the fire service and a second generation firefighter. He currently works as a full time Firefighter/Paramedic for the Village of Menomonee Falls, and part time for the Town of Delafield. Lead instructor for the Firefighter 1 workshop with our high school students, as well as a workshop instructor for fire workshops and helps with EMT Lab days. Passions include all things engine company, and search/rescue.