Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CDT
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San Gabriel Park 
445 E Marrow St.
Georgetown, TX 78626
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Certified Arborist: 8.25
Utility Specialist: 8.25
Municipal Specialist: 8.25
BCMA - Practice: 8.25
TW Climber Specialist: 8.25
TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 8.25

Jeff Thierbach

  • ISA BCMA/Utility Specialist – MI 0288BU
  • TCIA Certified Tree Care Safety Professiona l#560
  • ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist - #491 
  • ACRT Certified Utility Arborist
  • U.S. Navy – SAR Search and Rescue Swimmer –  Helicopter Rescue – Survivalist/Special OPS

And Instructors From:


Gene Gehring 
Texas Chapter International Society of Arboriculture 

The Texas Chapter ISA Presents:

Advanced Trauma Response and Aerial Rescue Workshop

Online Registration is closed We will be accepting walk up registrations in the park. Look for the registration table.

Aerial rescue in English and Spanish taught by 2 instructors!

Tree care workers who practice aerial rescues, take first aid/CPR training, and have first aid kits are doing the right thing, but should we be even better prepared?

In our industry, serious injuries happen – injuries that require more than basic first aid treatment and more supplies than are in a basic first aid kit.  For example, how would a rescuer deal with a chainsaw wound (which usually requires 100 stitches or more) before EMS arrives at the scene?  If the victim has a severed artery, the bleed out factor (which can be a matter of minutes) must be dealt with before EMS arrives.  What if the climber experiences a severe cut or puncture and needs to stop his bleeding even before the aerial rescuer gets to him?

A general first aid person and a survivalist will guide attendees through specific scenarios that would be considered trauma care. This workshop is not to take the place of EMS, but to stabilize the victim using advanced trauma care until First Responders arrive. There will be several live aerial rescue scenarios, so climbing gear is required.

Jeff Thierbach is an experienced tree worker as well as a former US Navy Search and Rescue Diver, Helicopter Rescue, and Survivalist/Special Ops.  He has used his rescue and survivalist experiences along with further research to address his concerns about providing needed trauma response training to tree workers, and has developed this workshop to offer that training. The workshop will include aerial rescue and ground operations accident scenarios based on serious trauma that cannot be treated with an average first aid bag. 

First Aid/CPR knowledge required; First Aid/CPR Recertification optional for attendees with unexpires cards

 Aerial Rescue bring Climbing Gear


  • 8:00 – 11:30 Aerial rescue, alternative methods, and trauma response with Jeff Thierbach
  •  11:30 – 12:00 First Aid/CPR Recertification*, Margaret Spencer (Optional for attendees who have unexpired First Aid/CPR Cards.  Additional cost of $20)
  •  12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
  •  1:00 – 5:00 Hands on aerial rescue training from North American Training Solutions

  * First Aid/CPR Recertification:  Margaret Spencer is a credentialed First Aid/CPR instructor and will recertify attendees who have unexpired First Aid/CPR cards.  The cost for this is $20.  ISA Certified Arborist & Municipal Specialist TX-3304AM, TCIA Certified Treecare Safety Professional #1912, and EMS Safety First  Aid/CPR Instructor #TX
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