Grant Schwalbe- Estero Fire Rescue

Grant Schwalbe- Estero Fire Rescue

Class: Establishing An Aggressive Search Culture

Grant Schwalbe has been a firefighter since 1994. He currently works for Estero Fire Rescue (Fort Myers, FL) as a Lieutenant/Paramedic on Engine 43.  He is an Instructor for When Things Go Bad, Inc. and for Fort Myers Fire Academy. Grant has taught at various conferences including FDIC, The Orlando Fire Conference, Firemanship PDX, Wichita HOT, Fort Lauderdale Fire Expo and Fire Rescue East. He is the lead instructor for the FDIC HOT program “Residential Search-Making the Grab”.  His areas of passion include Search, Engine Company Ops, Firefighter Survival, and RIT. Grant is a proud member of FL Gulf Coast FOOLS

Cody Trestrail- Portland Fire

Cody Trestrail- Portland Fire

Class: Searching For THEM: Why We Go Inside

Cody started his Fire Service career in 1995 at a small combination department in WA State. He followed his dream and hard work paid off and he was hired by the FDNY, working on Ladder 119 in Brooklyn, then becoming a member of the special operations command (SOC), assigned to Squad 1 in Brooklyn. He left the FDNY to put his family first and now works back in his home town for Portland Fire & Rescue, assigned to Engine 31.