In September, Med-Tex Services, Inc. Rescue Services Division “raised the bar”.
Christopher Feder has been in emergency services since 1995 and is currently a Lieutenant with the Trappe (PA, USA) Volunteer Fire and EMS Company. He started his career with the Penn Wynne-Overbrook Hills Fire Company in suburban Philadelphia where he rose to the rank of Assistant Chief. Chris’ rescue experience outside of military and fire/rescue working in nuclear, hydroelectric and fossil fuel power generation; petrochemical; and industrial and commercial construction environments. In his role Chris is accountable for 10-full time and approximately 130 part-time employees executing industrial technical rescue services. He is also responsible for hiring new rescue technicians, initial and refresher training, curriculum development and remaining current on applicable ANSI, NFPA, and OSHA standards and regulations to name a few. Prior to re-joining Med-Tex Services, Chris was the Rescue Training Coordinator for the Montgomery County Fire Academy (PA) and concurrently the Program Manager for the Montgomery County Urban Search and Rescue Team (US&R). Chris served as the Vice Chair of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Counter-terrorism Task Force, Urban Search and Rescue Sub-committee. He is a former Battalion Chief with the Montgomery County Hazardous Materials Response Team as well as a Pennsylvania State Fire and Emergency Instructor and Rappel Master specializing in rope rescue and HazMat/CBRN Training and Operations. Mr. Feder has taught at both national and local conferences including the National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR) & the New Jersey Statewide Conference on EMS and presented at the 2016 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) International in Indianapolis, IN in April 2016. Chris’ writing credits include published articles in Fire Engineering Magazine; Police Magazine, S.W.A.T. Magazine and Technical Rescue Magazine. Subject matter expertise are not limited to: custom training programs and articles relating to Technical Rescue, Rappelling, Response to Chemical Suicides, Response to Homemade Chemical Bombs and Chemical Binary Devices to name a few. Mr Feder’s Military experience includes a tour in Afghanistan as a combat engineer in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Chris has also served in an enhanced firefighting detachment that was capable of delivering rescue services in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear (CBRN) environment under the U.S. Army North’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive (CBRNE) Consequence Management Response Force (CCMRF). He now serves in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard where he continues in the Emergency Management / CBRN Emergency Response Field.
We are proud to have Chris back on-board here at Med-Tex Services, Inc.