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Jon Rigolo


Jon is a Partner of SPEC RESCUE International, where he develops and delivers fire, technical rescue and management classes worldwide. He specializes in HAZMAT management and structural collapse, and is the lead instructor for FEMA's Structural Collapse Technician course. His duties include the development and delivery of Collapse Technician classes across the country.

Jon is a Captain assigned to a Fire Station Hazardous Materials Response team. He started teaching technical rescue and structure collapse classes in 1990. As a member of Virginia's Department of Fire Programs Heavy and Tactical Team, Jon has developed and delivered technical rescue classes across the state of Virginia.

As a Rescue Squad leader with FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue team VA TF-2 , Jon has responded to many disasters, including the Pentagon deployment of September, 11 2001.