Tim Robson is a Chief Instructor as well as our International Business Manager, and a Regional Director. As a Chief Instructor, he leads training courses in trench rescue, confined space, high angle, structural collapse, tactical, and fall protection. He is also responsible for supervising Roco Rescue’s international training and standby services, expanding business with our customers in the Middle East. Lastly, he manages Standby Rescue Services in the Southwest, including overseeing work at a facility requiring continuous rescue team staffing.
Tim brings a wealth of emergency services and rescue experience to his roles at Roco Rescue. Tim previously held roles as a Rescue Team Manager, Rescue Squad Officer, and Safety Officer for FEMA’s New Mexico Task Force 1. He participated in three national deployments for FEMA, including one to the Pentagon after 9/11 and two to the Gulf Coast for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. While at the Pentagon, Tim led a rescue squad in victim recovery, debris removal, and the shoring of the remaining damaged structure. The Department of Homeland Security has since incorporated the shoring system Tim designed during that deployment into its structural collapse training programs.
Prior to joining Roco Rescue, Tim spent six years with the Albuquerque Fire Department and prior to that served in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he trained as a Combat Water Survival Specialist Instructor, Rescue Swimmer, and Rescue Diver. During his service, Tim deployed to Egypt, Japan, Korea, Philippines, the Mediterranean, and took part in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Kuwait and Iraq. He was awarded “NCO of the Quarter” and received numerous other awards for civilian and military search and rescue operations. Tim is a Certified Medical First Responder and a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist. He has earned technical rescue certifications in several states, including New Mexico and Louisiana.