Petzl Technical Partner Program – Fire Engineering

Petzl Technical Partner Program – Fire Engineering

Petzl America welcomes new 2022 training organizations to PTP Network

Petzl’s Professional Division welcomes seven additional training organizations to the Petzl Technical Partner Program in the US and Canadian markets. The Petzl Technical Partner (PTP) Program formalizes close-working relationships with experts in vertical environments that demonstrate a thorough understanding of their industry, contribute to the development of industry best practices, and integrate Petzl products and solutions into their teaching curriculum.

The PTP Program was launched in the US and Canada in early 2020 with a vision of developing a comprehensive network of training companies to which Petzl may refer business. John Pieper, Managing Director of Petzl’s Professional Division explains, “Petzl is focused on designing and manufacturing the most innovative and highest quality personal protective equipment for working at-height. We do not have the depth of in-field and daily-use expertise of the many training companies that use our products.” Petzl’s vision is to partner with the most respected training companies to support their educational efforts, and to deepen our understanding of these industries and their use of our PPE.

The following US and Canadian training organizations have joined the Petzl Technical Partner Network for 2022: Academy-Trained, All Hands Fire Equipment & Training, Expert Safety Services, Learn to Return Training Systems, North American Training Solutions, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, Tower Safety & Instruction, and Vector Rescue.



Santa Rosa, CA

The Academy–there is no place like it in the world. They are set up on a 40-acre ranch in the heart of California, away from any big city lights. You will have the opportunity to break away from your day-to-day job and become a student, to learn from some of the best instructors in the world! These instructors will be by your side every step of the way as you perform and master your new techniques. The classes can be from 5:30 am till 10:00 pm at night….you will eat, sleep, train…and train some more. Some of the upcoming classes will cover climbing skills, aerial rescue, precision cutting, and felling, ground ops training, crane training, Electrical Hazard Awareness program, SRS/MRS, and much much more. Our industry has been asking for a school like this for many years and now it is available for you. We have a mission and that mission is to “Save Future Lives by Elevating the Standard”.


All Hands Fire Equipment & Training

Neptune City, NJ

All Hands Fire Equipment & Training is a national dealer for firefighting and rescue equipment, as well as a training company that offers a wide range of educational programs. They pride themselves on their ability to meet customer needs, develop and prepare custom training solutions and develop strong relationships with every interaction. Their experienced and dedicated training staff which consists of over 30 instructors takes great pride in sharing information and educating their students and customers.


Expert Safety Services

Bloominton, IL

Expert Safety Services is a fully insured company providing safety training and consulting. They teach classes both in a general enrollment and private classroom setting, explaining and teaching safety from the perspective of OSHA 1910 General Industry Standard. Their Window Cleaner Safety Program has been approved by the International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA) and Expert Safety Services is an approved safety training provider. Their Pressure Washing Safety Program has been approved by the Power Washers of North America (PWNA). Expert Safety Services consults and teaches to this industry with the full backing of the PWNA. In addition to these programs they teach, they offer individualized Safety Consulting to companies and building owners in the areas of Job Hazard Analysis, Work Plans, Safety Programs, OSHA Citations and Inspections.


Learn to Return Training Systems

Anchorage, AK

LTR Training Systems (Learn To Return) is Alaska’s premier and longest running full-spectrum safety and survival school. They maintain the most comprehensive and diverse course catalog in the State. Since 1986, they have offered specialized educational programs designed to provide knowledge, experience, and confidence in emergency situations. They specialize in Fall Protection, Aviation Crash Survival (land and water), Wilderness Medical training, Outdoor and Offshore survival, and also build tailor-made safety solutions based on our modular course approach. Their secret to success is to establish a “survivor’s” mindset in their students, which enables them to take on the rigorous challenges of the great state of Alaska.


North American Training Solutions

Douglas, MA

Their mission -serve, share, and support- is the core of who they are as individual team members, as a company, and as an industry partner. By engaging on an individual level, they serve the needs of their clients. Through their training and educational programs, they share their knowledge, resources, and tools to increase safety and efficiency in the workplace. By collaborating with their partners, they make an impact by raising awareness and ensuring compliance with industry standards.


Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service

College Station, Texas

The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is an internationally recognized leader in the delivery of emergency response, homeland security and workforce training, as well as exercises, technical assistance and economic development. TEEX serves more than 169,000 people annually from every U.S. state and territory and 79 countries worldwide. Renowned for its hands-on, customized training, TEEX offers a wide range of technical and skills training programs aimed at employed workers and those entering the labor force. Both public and private sector organizations count on TEEX for outstanding training and the technical expertise of its instructors, many of whom are the top experts in their respective fields.


Tower Safety & Instruction

Phoenix, AZ

Kathy Gill founded Tower Safety in 2013, having years of direct experience in the industry. Kathy served as the Safety Director in the wireless industry and an outside plant installer for AT&T/Lucent. An experience which led her to believe she could start making small changes in the industry, one student at a time. Through her own time in the field and her interaction with employees, she has become all too familiar with harmful, and even fatal mistakes, that could have been prevented by developing a safety mindset. Kathy and her team strive to create an educational facility that focuses on the “why” safety is important in this dangerous industry of cell towers.


Vector Rescue

Torrington, CT

Vector Rescue was founded in 2019 with the goal of bridging the gap between the initial training available to rescuers and the real world challenges faced by rescue teams. They worked to address this problem by evaluating their own perceived blind spots, talking with rescuers throughout their region and researching programs locally available to rescuers. The resulting program development was designed to build on the skills learned in initial training and help take rescuers to the level of their ability. They provide comprehensive technical rescue solutions including initial training, ongoing team development and equipment sales.


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