Ron Waterman started his Fire Service career in 1976. He was the Sacramento Fire Department’s lead EVOC instructor. Ron was assigned to the division of training as a full time EVOC instructor from 1998 to 2015. He is also an Academy EVOC instructor for the Sacramento Police Department and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. Ron is a California POST certified instructor for EVOC, PIT, Skid Car, Off Road driving and Winching, Motorcycles, and Driving Simulators. He is recognized by the State of California as an expert in Commercial Vehicle Operations and is certified by DMV for testing Class A and B vehicles (including Busses). Ron also teaches trailer towing for Class C vehicles.
John Raabe was a lead EVOC instructor for the South Bay Regional Academy at the College of San Mateo and is a POST certified instructor. He is trained in off road EVOC and dignitary protection driving. He is recognized by the State of California as an expert in vehicle operations and off road training. He has been a driving instructor for 18 years and has trained over 4,000 students.
Dave Storton holds a Master's Degree in Adult Education and has been teaching since 1993. He is recognized by the State of California (POST) as an expert in vehicle operations and off road training. He is a lead instructor for the emergency vehicle operations course (EVOC) at the San Jose Police Academy and the South Bay Regional Academy. He teaches EVOC instructor courses, advanced EVOC instructor courses, off road EVOC, and counter-terrorist / dignitary protection driving. In addition to instructing civilian off road courses and leading off road adventures, he teaches Hollywood stunt drivers at Bobby Ore’s Motion Picture Stunt Driving School. He also teaches leadership / teambuilding, and he teaches other instructors the art of facilitation and adult learning concepts in a POST certified Instructor Development Course. Dave has been featured for his driving expertise on Mythbusters, Fox News Channel’s Fox Report with Sheppard Smith, The Discovery Channel, the New York Times, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Monterey Hearld.
Scot Smitheehas a Bachelors Degree in Organizational Behavior, and a Masters Degree in Leadership. Scot is recognized by the State of California as an expert in vehicle operations and off road training. He is the lead driving instructor for several police academies, and he teaches EVOC instructor courses. Scot has trained over 6,500 students. Scot is also trained in counter-terrorist / dignitary protection driving, PIT, and off road vehicle operations. In addition to driving Scot teaches leadership and ethics courses. Scot is the recipient of the prestigious Carnegie Medal, and the Coast Guard Gold Medal for life saving. Click here to read how he saved the lives of seven people while on vacation in Hawaii.