Creating and delivering cutting edge, factual and relevant survival concepts and strategies
in an informational and interesting manner since 1965.

Survival Educators

Copyright 2004-2017. Survival Educators. All rights reserved.  2750 Artesia Blvd, Unit 351. Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Email: Phone: 1 (818) 445-4060  Fax: 1 (818) 441-5007

Survival, disaster & safety presentations, workshops & gear

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US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Air & Marine (OAM) - Pilots, aircrews and marine officers. Participated on the instructor team for 77 courses: [Tim, Jeff, Ralph & Rich in front of CBP Blackhawk in Miami]

Training Offered:

  • PASS (Primary Aviation Survival Schools) Initial Course - Five-day course. Required within a year of employment
  • PASS Recurrent Course - Three-day course. Suggested every three to five years after an officer's PASS Initial course
  • Special Environment Training - On demand One to three-day courses - Tropical, Winter, Desert, Mountain, Vest and Open Water Survival

77 Courses Taught:

  • 2004 (2 courses) - Oklahoma City, OK Initial (two)
  • 2005 (5 courses) - Oklahoma City, OK Initial (one); Recurrent (three); & Plattsburgh, NY Winter Special Environment [CBP Air & Marine Patch]
  • 2006 (7 courses) - Bellingham, WA Recurrent; Buffalo, NY Recurrent; Great Falls, MT Recurrent; Jacksonville, FL Recurrent; Oklahoma City, OK Recurrent; Tucson, AZ Recurrent; & San Angelo, TX, Desert Special Environment 
  • 2007 (8 courses) - Buffalo, NY Recurrent; Corpus Christi, TX Recurrent (two); Great Fall, MT Initial; Jacksonville, FL Recurrent (two); Oklahoma City, OK Initial; & Tucson, AZ Initial
  • 2008 (8 courses) - Bellingham, WA Initial; Corpus Christi, TX Recurrent; El Centro, CA Initial; Jacksonville, FL, Initial; Oklahoma City, OK Initial; Plattsburgh, NY Recurrent; San Diego, CA Initial; & Tucson, AZ Initial
  • 2009 (13 courses) - Bellingham, WA Winter Special Environment; Corpus Christi, TX Recurrent (two); Detroit, MI Initial; Detroit, MI Open Water Special Environment; Great Falls, MT Initial; Houston, TX Recurrent; Jacksonville, FL Recurrent; Jacksonville, FL Initial; Oklahoma City, OK Initial (two); Miami, FL Vest and Raft Management Special Environment; & San Diego, CA Initial
  • 2010 (15 courses) - Buffalo, NY Initial (two); Buffalo, NY Winter Special Environment; Corpus Christi, TX Recurrent; Corpus Christi, TX Marine Initial (two); Grand Forks, ND Initial (two); Grand Forks, ND Winter Special Environment; Houlton, ME Initial; Houlton, ME Winter Special Environment; Oklahoma City, OK Initial (two); Puerto Rico, Initial; & St Augustine, FL Marine Operations Initial 
  • 2011 (8 courses) - Jacksonville, FL Recurrent (twice); Miami, FL Initial; Bellingham, WA Initial; Bellingham, WA, Open Water Special Environment; St Augustine, FL Initial; Oklahoma City, OK Initial; & Oklahoma City, OK Recurrent
  • 2012 (7 courses) - Corpus Christi, TX Recurrent; Jacksonville, FL Initial; Jacksonville, FL Recurrent; San Diego, CA Initial; & St Augustine, FL Initial (three)
  • 2013 (4 courses) - Corpus Christi, TX Recurrent; Jacksonville, FL Initial; Jacksonville, FL Recurrent; & St Augustine, FL Initial

US Coast Guard, Rescue Swimmer (Aviation Survival Technicians) program is made up of a small group of just over 300 highly [USCG Aviation Survival Technician Logo] trained SAR specialists. More like elite athletes, really. I was on the instructor team teaching 10 courses to approximately 180 swimmers.

Survival Courses  lasted for five days each, which included three days of field training:

  • Mountain and Cold Weather (Western Washington)
  • Desert and Hot Weather (Texas/New Mexico)
  • Tropical Survival (Puerto Rico)

10 Courses Taught:

  • 2004 (1 course) - Port Angeles, WA - Mountain and Cold Weather
  • 2005 (2 courses) - El Paso, TX - Desert & Hot Weather; Port Angeles, WA - Mountain and Cold Weather
  • 2006 - (1 course) - El Paso, TX - Desert & Hot Weather
  • 2007 - (2 courses) - Port Angeles, WA Mountain and Cold Weather & Puerto Rico; Tropical Survival
  • 2008 (1 course) - El Paso, TX Desert & Hot Weather
  • 2009 (1 course) - Puerto Rico, Tropical Survival
  • 2010 (1 course) - El Paso, TX Desert & Hot Weather
  • 2011 (1 course) - Puerto Rico, Tropical Survival

Emergency Response International - DHS: CBP OAM & USCG Rescue Swimmers 

Emergency Response International, Inc. (ERI) has specialized in Global Survival, Search and Rescue (SAR), and EmergencyPreparedness training, publications, consulting and products since 1978. ERI is committed to offering only the highest quality programs and services. The ERI team of experts represent a wide range of experience working with the military, government, private, public and not-for-profit sectors. ERI's secure online store ( features survival kits, equipment and a bookstore featuring a variety of Survival and SAR publications.

Emergency Response International, Inc. (ERI), Cashmere, WA.​

2004 - 2013