Our Instructors

Our instructors have vast knowledge and applicable experience in the course that they teach.  We have found that by using professional Fire/EMS personnel as our instructors, we can deliver real-world experience as well as course knowledge!

You can contract us to come to your business, group or company and provide a certification or certificate course.  We host many of our courses throughout the year at various locations.

Jeff Benincosa, Director of Operations

 

Jeff stated his Emergency Service involvement back in the late 80’s at the age of 16.  He immediately developed a passion for Emergency Medicine and the classroom and returned as a volunteer instructor, donating over 1000 hours of his time at the age of 17 and 18 to the EMS Programs.

Since that time, Jeff has lectured many hours, not only for his own business but also through his affiliation with other organizations.  His responsibilities with this training center include functioning as a Training Coordinator, Course Coordinator and lead Instructor for various NAEMT programs.  Jeff serves as the BLS/ALS Support Training Coordinator for various EMS programs and managed all of their BLS/ALS Training and EMT Programs.

Jeff strives to not only provide skills-training and emergency awareness in his classes, but to ensure that his students fully understand the material and are one hundred percent ready, able and willing to act with full confidence in the event of a true emergency.

 

Jeff is an active member of Somerset Area Ambulance Assocition and the Boswell Volunteer Fire Department.  While working at Somerset Area Ambulance Service Jeff works as an EMT and is also the Outreach Coordinator

Zach Walker

Zach joined Somerset Training Center LLC Team in the Summer of 2013 after graduating from YTI in Lancaster Pennsylvania.  Since joining Somerset Training Center LLC he has became and BLS Instructor and currently working towards his instructorship for NAEMT PHTLS Instructor Program which will be completed later this year.

 

Zach teaches various levels of First Aid, CPR and Wilderness Courses along with Lifeguarding in commercial settings, medical offices, nursing homes and throughout the community. 

 

Zach is an active member of the Somerset Area Ambulance Association, Boswell and Shanksville Volunteer Fire Departments.  Zach runs between 20 to to 25 calls per month.  Zach resides in Somerset County since he has moved back from college.

John Green, CMO

John joined Somerset Training Center LLC in Summer of 2013.  John will be going back to Grove City College this fall as a Senior and will be graduating with a BS in Marking.

 

Ever since a camping accident when he was 14, John has been motivated as a servant leader to help others in emergency situations.  John earned his EMT certification at the age of 16 in Virginia.  John has worked with various EMS agencies in Virginia and Pennsylvania.  John is also and Lifegaurd Instructor and he has been a lifeguard for the past 4 years.

 

John enjoys survial camping, running, and spending time with his family.

Nick Hemming

 

Nick began his emergency service career at the age of 14 as a volunteer firefighter.  While still in high school, he attended night classes to become certified as an EMT at 16.  Even though still in school, Nick volunteered after school and on weekends at his local ambulance service.  Following in his grandfather's footsteps, he was employed by Tri-Community Ambulance in Bolivar at the age of 18.  Nick's grandfather was the president of the service and one of their first EMT's back in the 60's.  During his service at Tri-Community, Nick rose to the rank of Supervisor at 19 and was tasked with the services' Immediate Response Personnel (IRP) group operations as well as day to day operations.

 

When Tri-Community closed in 2004 Nick moved to Laurel Valley Ambulance Service in New Florence, where he currently works full time.  He is also employed by Citizens Ambulance Service of Indiana for their IRP group and special events, as well as Lifestat Ambulance Service of Saltsburg for their special event team.

 

At the age of 18 he also undertook the American Heart Association CPR/First Aid instructor course and has taught through Latrobe Hospital, Fayette EMS and now Somerset Training Center.  Nick is currently completing teaching hours to become a certified EMS Instructor.

 

Not only serving on the ambulance, Nick is a firefighter and former Lieutenant for Fairfield Township Vol. Fire Co.  There he handles in house classroom and static drills and is the EMS Liaison for the company.

 

Now, at age 28 Nick is living with his new wife in his hometown of Fairfield Township.  Nick hopes to continue his career in EMS and as he enjoys "woods life", becoming a Wilderness EMT as well as Wilderness Instructor. 

Elissa Boyd, EMT Course Coordinator

BS Ed. EMT, EMS-IT

Carl Tillotson, EMT Lead Instructor

AS, EMTP

Christian Boyd

BS Ed., NREMTP

Seth Forry

BS, NREMTP

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