ABOUT US

OVERVIEW

SOARescue prides itself on providing world class training and equipment to providers of tactical medicine nationwide. The dynamic environment that first responders operate in, requires tools and knowledge to match the changes. SOARescue employs subject matter experienced educators and equipment solution experts. Our staff all currently function in the role, or specialty they represent. This ensures that the education receive is relevant, and in line with current best practices. Our staff comes from all facets of public safety and the military. Our team is composed of a variety of specialists, from field level operators, to Physicians, chiefs and other administrative professionals. This offers a well rounded view to the content we deliver.

 

You. More Prepared Than Ever. 

 

Some of the specialties include: 

-Tactical Medical Operations 

-Tactical Operations

-Weapon Manipulation

-Military Medicine

-Public Health

-Emergent and Primary Clinical Care

-Disaster Medicine 

-Dive Medicine

-CBRNE Mitigation and Treatment

-IED Identification Mitigation

-Protective Services Operations

-Rope Rescue 

-Helicopter Emergency Medical Services 

-Critical Care Treatment

Special Operations Aid & Rescue is proud to support international medicine operations. Our team is available for both national and international unit consultation and training. Please contact us at info@SOARescue.com to request information about our services and rates for international business. 

ADMINISTRATION

Andrew Rowley

Andrew is the CEO of SOARescue, and the resident brain for the training division. Andrew currently fulfills the role of Educational Program Manager ensuring the content delivered is of the highest quality.
Andrew's background starts in the Army, as a medic. Andrew has experience teaching austere and combat medicine and sustainment at the unit level. From there he worked in Charlotte, North Carolina for one of the nation's largest metropolitan EMS services, as a paramedic. 
Andrew still functions regularly as a flight and tactical paramedic with Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Andrew delivers trauma education and assists with policy development in this setting.
Andrew also currently works with the Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification/ IBSC, writing and reviewing questions that are used in both the Certified Flight and Tactical Paramedic Certification exams. Andrew has most recently been the chair of a national working group to develop standards for non-pneumatic limb tourniquets with organizations such as ASTM, DHS, and NIST. 

Credentials:

-Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP)

-Certified Tactical Paramedic (TP-C)

-Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C)

-Emergency Medical Technician- Tactical (EMT-T)

-Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Provider/Instructor (TECC)

-Tactical Combat Casualty Care Provider/Instructor (TCCC)

-Tactical Emergency Medical Specialist (TEMS)

-Tactical Medical Practitioner (TMP)

-Rescue Diver

-NAEMT Course Coordinator

-C-TECC Board Of Advisors Invitee

-Interagency Board HMRS Subject Matter Expert

CEO/EPM

Alan Elam

Alan is the businessman of the bunch. Graduate of Appalachian State University, with a BSBA. During his time in college he began to enter the field of pre-hospital medicine. As both a Ski Patroller, and member of the Rescue Squad, Alan gained valuable experience in multiple facets of pre-hospital medicine. His experiences have made him indispensable to SOAR. Alan then moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and began working at Mecklenburg EMS Agency as a Paramedic. Then moving through the ranks as a Crew Chief and now as an Assistant Operations Supervisor. Alan has also been a member of the Civil Emergency unit, and a medic operating with the bomb squad. Alan also teaches as an adjunct faculty member in a National Registry accredited Paramedic Program.  He also works as the Vice President of the North Carolina Tactical Medicine Association. Alan has brought his knowledge to SOAR, and heads product development.

 

Credentials:

-Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

-Emergency Medical Technician- Paramedic (EMT-P)

-Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Provider/Instructor (TECC)

-Tactical Combat Casualty Care Provider/Instructor (TCCC)

COO

Terran Berry

Terran helps manage the Training Division of SOAR. Terran is from Boone, North Carolina, where he got his start in Pre-Hospital Medicine. Terran currently Serves as a Paramedic/ Crew Chief at Medic in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has been a Sergeant at Caldwell County EMS and a Field Training Officer for Watauga County EMS. He helped start the TEMS program at Caldwell and was the unit's first Team Leader.  On top of that he is a Captain at the Stewart Simmons Fire Department in Tripplet, North Carolina, where he also serves as Director of First Responders. He sits on the EMS advisory committee for Watauga County and is currently the Western State Rep for North Carolina Tactical Medicine Association. Terran also teaches as an adjunct faculty member in a National Registry accredited Paramedic Program. Terran somehow manages to find the time to work with us. 

 

 

Credentials:

-Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP)

-Critical Care Emergency Medical Technician- Paramedic (CCEMT-P)

-Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Provider/Instructor (TECC)

Director of Operations

Ben Specht

Ben is our Pennsylvania Director of Operations. 

PA Director of Operations

Bryan Beaver, MD

Dr. Bryan Beaver, MD, is an Emergency Medicine specialist in North Carolina. He attended and graduated from University Of Kansas School Of Medicine, having diverse experience, especially in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Beaver is dual board certified in Emergency Medicine and EMS. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals including North Carolina Baptist Hospital. Dr.  Beaver also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups including Wake Forest University Health Sciences. Dr. Beaver is currently the EMS Medical Director for a system in North Carolina. Dr. Beaver has experience and continues to fly in with a Helicopter EMS service. 

 

Dr. Beaver recently published the following article:

Prehospital rapid sequence intubation in a blunt trauma patient: a case for high-fidelity simulation in prehospital medicine. Stopyra J, Beaver B, Fitch M, Nelson R.. MedEdPORTAL. 2016;12():10358.

Educational Medical Director

Leroy Jenkins

Leroy was recently volunteered for promotion to VP of Public Relationships. He has been with our organization since the start, but can usually be found lying around doing next to nothing. People say he’s so hot they suspect him to have burns but always calculate his 1% as 3. In 2017 he took a sabbatical from SOAR and was the manager for Fyre Festival's Food and Sanitation. He was the Featured Guest at a charity bachelor auction to raise awareness for Crash Test Dummy Rights and brought in $2.5 million dollars. Leroy also works on the side selling Banh Mi sandwiches in a late night local food truck called "Pho King All Night."

VP of Public Relationships

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