Chris Bedwell — Test Ready Inc., President & Founder (view video)

Chris Bedwell is an Ontario Certified Teacher, Qualified and Registered Teacher with the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities, Australia. Education includes a Bachelor of Business & Bachelor of Teaching, Masters of Distance Ed. (i.p.) while also achieving the Ontario Constable Selection System Certificate of Results. I am also an active participant with many PAC advisory committees and Police Foundations Advisory Board(s) for private and public College’s to share insight into curriculum design for both Police Foundations and PreService Fire programs. I have also been a Police Foundations Instructor at an Ontario College; passionately sharing my experience and expertise in recruitment preparation. I am also current Volunteer Firefighter, a past member of the Georgian Bay Volunteer Search and Rescue Team and has completed many Technical Rescue, Survival and First Aid Qualifications. View Chris Bedwell’s profile on LinkedIn.

Kory Pearn — Career Firefighter/Firefighter Career Consultant (view video)

Kory Pearn is a Career Firefighter and expert as a Firefighter Career Consultant. Kory is our resident expert for all fire related recruitment activities and consultant with our leading comprehensive firefighter testing and recruitment preparation courses. Some of his achievements include:

  • Author of the book “The Complete Guide to Becoming a Firefighter”
  • Creator of the website
  • Creator and host of the “Firefighter Career Expo”
  • Professional Firefighter for the City of St. Thomas, ON
  • Keynote Speaker at Colleges, Firefighter Expos and Secondary Schools
  • Over 10 years experience working with firefighter recruits, helped countless recruits from around the world get hired by Fire Departments
  • Leading authority in Canada on how to become a firefighter

PRO-TEC5 Protective and Training Services, Security and Private Investigator Experts

PRO-TEC5 provides expertise in Police Foundations, Close Protection, Self-Defense, Security and Private Investigative education, training and certification. PRO-TEC5 has experience in serving in the CF in both basic training and leadership courses. Chief Instructor  has received certifications in arctic, desert, mountain, jungle survival to name a few. Daniel has instructed Close Quarter Combat courses and various non-tactical and tactical shooting to name a few while serving in The Canadian Airborne Regiment, 1st & 2nd Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment and the Canadian Forces Recruit School in both French and English . Daniel has taught various course / workshops to the Ontario Tactical Advisory Body, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Royal Military College of Canada and Algonquin College to name a few. Currently he is the Coordinator / Professor for the Police Foundation Program at the Ontario College level, he teaches use of force, fitness, ethics, conflict management, police powers to name a few.

Angela McKenna – Capstone Development and Training (Mental Health and Education Expert)

I completed a B.A. in Sociology (Deans List). While working full time as an officer I completed a second degree – B. Ed in Adult Ed. in 2014. I also have extensive training in the curriculum and instructional design process.

I began policing in 1998 as an Auxiliary member and thereafter was hired as a Special Constable. In 2000 I became a Constable with an urban Regional Service where I have served for 15 years. During my career, I completed assignments in the Detective Branch, Community Resources, Quality Assurance (policy writing and auditing) and culminating in the Training Branch. I held designations as a Breath Technician, Certified Police Auditor, Designated Criminal Investigator, Certified Use of Force Instructor, CEW Instructor & Immediate Rapid Deployment Instructor and a Certified Coach for the Constable Selection System. I performed as an Acting Sergeant and Coach Officer while on Patrol. I also served on the Joint Health & Safety Committee for many years as a designated member. One rewarding project involved teaching at the Ontario Police

College and working on a committee for the OACP developing the current community policing model roll out training for recruits and serving officers. In 2010, I proudly became one of the only police officers ever to act solely as an Academic Trainer where my duties included curriculum development for today’s policing industry. I was solely responsible for developing and designing various “first” projects including a Supervisors Course and the University Special Constable Course (now offered province wide). My most rewarding project so far has been the complete re-design of my police agency’s Recruit Program into a hands-on, skills-based program which allows officers to hit the ground running faster than ever before. I am told my recruits stand apart academically while in attendance at the OPC!

I am passionate about police education and am driven to help officers feel confident and competent in their role serving the community. Angela continues her coaching and teaching practices by facilitating part-time at a local Ontario College.

Ian MacGregor — TRP PAL Instructor/Hunter Education/Consultant/Police Officer

Detective Constable Ian MacGregor is currently a 34-year experienced police officer. During his tenure Mr MacGregor has been involved with a wide variety of police duties, ranging from enforcing Federal and Provincial Statutes, to being a part of special police units and training programs, which include Security & Tactics Units and Instructor Duties at police and security training facilities. Ian is a qualified Firearms Instructor and continues to instruct firearm programs for uniform members, recruits and special units. In addition to his duties Ian is certified to teach the Canadian Firearms Safety Course for Non-Restricted Firearms (sporting shotguns & rifles) and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (handguns) for persons interested in acquiring a Possession Acquisition License (P.A.L.). Ian is International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC), Black Badge qualified, and offers live firearms training in the safe operation and handling of handguns, to candidates interested in pursuing a career as a security, police and conservation officer. This training will increase confidence and familiarity with handguns used by various police agencies. Ian also is a qualified instructor for Hunter Education, and Marine Safety Courses for people interested in hunting and boating licenses.

Sean Baldwin — Career Firefighter

As a TRP consultant I have been able to re-create exact sample questions that you will encounter during your firefighter recruitments. I have successfully passed a number of entrance exams of varying styles and formats. Each department that you will be applying to is unique, however there are similar aptitudes that are required and expected with every fire department. During my endeavor to earn a position as a full-time professional firefighter I started out as many do graduating from a pre-service fire training program. This program gave me the basics of firefighting but not the skill sets to pass the entrance exams. TRP gives you what the colleges and fire certifications leave out. I have successfully earned a full-time position with local IAFF 1253 and consult TRP with what the industry expects of new recruits. I have incorporated into the TRP preparation program the material you will need to give you the confidence and abilities to dominate any firefighting recruitment entrance exam. Sean helps with firefighter tests such as the CPS test and the NSFT test.