Eric Thompson is a graduate of Kansas University with a B.G.S. in Environmental Science and graduated the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center with his Police commission. Currently Eric is working as the Executive Director for Code 3 Associates; and also Senior Director for the ASAR Training and Response platform which provides technician and specialist training and SME workshops and response. ASAR Training and Response is a Rescue 3 International provider; and Eric is certified as a Swiftwater and Technical Rope Rescue Technician who is also certified in water, mud, rock, ice, fire and trailer rescues of animals. Eric has received over 25 certificates of achievement from FEMA in regard to disaster response and planning; and is working with several States and Task Force teams as a consultant by incorporating animal-related operations into existing Emergency Support Functions. Eric also instructs technical small Animal Search And Rescue classes (Swiftwater/Flood Ops/Ropes) that meet updated NFPA 1670 guidelines and FEMA resource typing for Fire departments and first responders. For more information on training go to www.asartraining.com.