Senior Loss Control Consultant / President
Eddie Sisco started his emergency response career at Scottsboro Fire Department in 1978 where he served as a volunteer firefighter, and later as a full-time career firefighter. He currently serves as a lieutenant for the volunteer department.
In 1987 Eddie left the municipal fire service to start his industrial career with the Tennessee Valley Authority as a Captain, providing fire, confined space rescue, and hazardous material emergency response at nuclear plants. In 1989, Eddie was employed by the Mead Corporation to train their emergency response teams across the nation, in various types of industrial facilities. In September 1996, he became a founding partner to form Emergency Response Services, Inc. based in Fort Payne, Alabama.
Eddie has an A.S. in Fire Science as well as graduate work toward his B.S. in Fire Administration with Memphis University. In 1997, Eddie was appointed as a Special Expert on the NFPA committee to develop the standard for Professional Qualifications for Industrial Fire Brigades (NFPA 1081).
Senior Loss Control Consultant / Vice President
Ralph, a partner and training instructor with ERS, Inc., began his emergency response career in 1979 with the Fort Payne, Alabama Fire Department, and later, with the Huntsville, Alabama Fire Department. He also pursued his fire science technology degree and attained EMT II status. With this background Ralph responded to all types of real-life emergencies, gaining valuable experience.
In 1988, Ralph entered the industrial rescue world with the Tennessee Valley Authority as a firefighter in TVA's Nuclear Program. With the TVA, he learned how to apply his real-life experience and formal training to industrial loss prevention and safety.
Ralph moved on to training industrial emergency response teams in 1990, before becoming a partner in ERS, Inc. Whether Haz-Mat response, fire emergencies, high angle, or confined space response, Ralph has both the experience and technical training to deliver emergency response training at its best.
Senior Loss Control Consultant
Jimmy started his career in Emergency response in 1976 with the Calhoun Fire Department, in Calhoun, TN. In 1980 he went to work for Olin Chemical Corporation holding many positions in production and emergency response. In 1995 he accepted the position of Safety and Emergency Response Specialist. Among many other responsibilities, he facilitated the sites annual emergency response training, OSHA Health and Safety compliance, was a coordinator for Olin Corporation World Wide Emergency Action Network and worked closely with the LEPC’s of Bradley and McMinn Counties with respect to disaster planning. Jimmy has an array of specialized training, education and experience to bring to the table including; American Association of Railroads Railcar Specialist, National Registered Emergency Medical Technician IV, credit toward an Environmental Technologies / Haz-Mat Degree and real life experience in industrial fire, haz-mat and rescue.
He currently serves as Captain for the Calhoun Fire Department, Assistant Chief for the McMinn County Haz-Mat Team, Firefighter with the Charleston Fire Department and was named a member of the Users Advisory Council for Scott Health and Safety in 2003 and 2004.
Senior Loss Control Consultant
Rickey Gilbert brings over 18 years of experience into being an Emergency Response Service Inc.Instructor. Receiving his Emergency Medical Technician Basic and Intermediate levels of training from Northeast Alabama State Community College. Rickey is also a certified instructor for the DOT's Emergency Vehicle Operation Course (EVOC), which involves classroom knowledge and vehicle operation skills.
Receiving his Emergency Medical Technician Basic and Intermediate levels of training from Northeast Alabama State Community College. Rickey received his Paramedic level of training from Gadsden State Community College and Certification as a National Registered Paramedic. As an EMT Paramedic with Jackson County Ambulance Service of Scottsboro, Alabama for over 16 years, Rickey has been involved in all aspects of rescues from confined space and industrial accidents to medical emergencies. Rickey also has “hands-on” field experience from serving since 1987 as a member of the local emergency medical and rescue squad services, as well as, serving in the local volunteer fire department. In 1999 Rickey joined the staff at ERS Inc. as a member of their Confined Space Rescue Standby Team and as an Emergency Medical Response Team instructor.
Gregory L. Cain
Senior Loss Control Consultant
Gregory Cain began his interest in Emergency Services during his tenure in the US Navy. While serving on board an aircraft carrier he attended numerous classes in shipboard firefighting and damage control measures. After receiving an honorable discharge from the military Greg returned to North Carolina and began his career serving as a volunteer firefighter with the Rowland Volunteer Fire Department in Rowland, N.C.
Greg relocated to Sunset Beach, NC and joined the local volunteer fire department. Within two years he was elected Fire Chief in which he served for two years. During this time Greg acquired his certification as a Firefighter III and Emergency Medical Technician/Defibrillator and also served with the local volunteer Emergency Medical Services.
Greg began his teaching career after he acquired his certification as a Fire Instructor with the NC Fire Commission with specialties in Hazardous Materials Response, Confined Space Rescue, Driver/Operator, and Pump Operations. During this time Greg was employed by the Brunswick Community College as a Fire Instructor and an EMT In-service Instructor. In 1994 Greg was employed by the Horry County Fire Department as one of two full time Training Officers, a combination paid/volunteer fire department made up of 35 full time members and 625 volunteer firefighters. While at Horry County Fire Department Greg served as a technician with the county Hazardous Materials Team and was responsible for the day-to-day operations and training of the county Technical Rescue Team.
Greg presently holds a certification as a NPQ level II Fire instructor through the Georgia Training and Standards Council and has a degree in Industrial Electrical Technology Construction and Maintenance as well as his OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 certifications. Greg has been involved with training and consulting Industrial Emergency Response Organizations for nine years. Greg became a full time instructor at ERS in 2008.
Loss Control Consultant
Jason Falls began his experience in emergency response while he served in the United States Navy from 2001 to 2021. While aboard the USS PHILIPPINE SEA he served as a firefighter as well as a member of the Security Reaction Force Team. After his time aboard the PHILIPPINE SEA, he was stationed in Sasebo, Japan where he began to specialize in Anti-Terrorism by becoming a member of the departmental training team. En route to Guam, he attended combat school in Gulfport, Mississippi where he trained in Tactical Combat Casualty Care. Forward deployed with Mobile Expeditionary Security Squadron Seven, homeported in Guam, he served as Mission Commander on several USNS ships.
After 13 years of service, he advanced to Chief Petty Officer in Meridian, Mississippi, and became certified as a HAZMAT safety technician and explosives driver. Chief Falls served two years on the USS COMSTOCK where he was certified as an Anti-terrorism training instructor.
His last duty station was Diego Garcia where he served as the Anti-terrorism Officer for the island. He spent over 15 years of his Navy career as an instructor in various topics such as firefighting, HAZMAT handling, small arms weapon handling, active shooter response, and wrote and coordinated various drills. His awards include one Navy Commendation Medal, four Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, the Navy Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals.
Jason continues his love for teaching and seeing students develop their skills and confidence thru a number of courses he leads with ERS.
Loss Control Consultant
Callie Evans has been an AEMT in the State of TN since 2012.
She began her interest in industrial rescues, hazmat, and industrial fire in 2016 when she worked for Resolute Forest Products' private EMS service and served on their emergency response team.
Callie joined the staff at ERS in November of 2021 as a member of their Confined Space Rescue Standby Team and became a full-time instructor in April of 2022.
Callie currently serves as a Hazmat Tech for McMinn Co Hazmat and Firefighter for Calhoun FD.