David cruz



David served his community for 23 years as a firefighter paramedic for Cottleville FPD and currently volunteers with New Haven FPD. He has reached Instructor Levels in Swiftwater Rescue, Boat Operations, Personal Watercraft Rescue, and Instructor Trainer for Scuba Diving. David’s entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to saving lives, and passion for water led to the founding of Trident Rescue, LLC in 1996. He was originally trained and mentored by Jim Segerstrom, who is considered the founding father of organized training for flood and swiftwater rescue. David is proud to be a first responder and small business owner. He leads with integrity, grit, and has created a first responder family culture within Trident Rescue. In his spare time, David enjoys white water rafting, scuba diving, boating, and spending time with his family.


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