Training Director / Director of HSSE
Tyler has been with Alaska West Express. since February 2012. His emergency response experience began in 1992 when he joined the local fire department, ambulance service and specialized rescue team. Since then his experience has grown to include Fire Fighter II, Fire Officer II, Specialized Rescue Technician (rope, confined space, ice, water), Advanced Exterior Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Wilderness EMT, Hazardous Materials Technician and Incident Commander, Fire Service Instructor Level II and various incident command functions. Tyler’s experience in the oil & gas and transportation industries includes process safety management, industrial hygiene, facility security, incident management and response, compliance auditing, incident/accident investigation, environmental compliance, DOT compliance and risk management. He has held such roles as Health & Safety Specialist, Fire Chief, Facility Security Coordinator, Safety Supervisor, Environmental Health & Safety Department Manager and Director of HSSE Compliance. He is the Chief of the Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) Hazardous Materials Response Team, a founding member of the Statewide Hazardous Materials Working Group, a member of the Local Emergency Planning Committee, a commissioner for the FNSB Emergency Response Commission, and the State of Alaska Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TRANSCAER) Coordinator. He also chairs the Alaska Fire Standards Councils Hazardous Materials Committee.
Tyler has participated in the development of international training curricula for Jones & Bartlett and the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA). Curricula projects include Industrial Fire Brigade, Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness and Operations and Hazardous Materials Technician. He has been employed since 1996 as an Adjunct Instructor for the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Emergency Services Program, developing and instructing courses in fire protection, hazardous materials response and firefighter safety. He also serves as an advisory council member for the UAF CTC Fire Science program. In 2020, Tyler completed his Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) through the Wilderness Medical Society. He is a member of the International Technical Rescue Association (ITRA) and is qualified to instruct Level 1 & 2 Rope Rescue and 1, 2 & 3 Confined Space Rescue. Tyler’s qualifications may be viewed by scanning the QR code above. Tyler holds degrees in Municipal Fire Control and Hazardous Materials Control from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF).