Meet the team

REAX is a well-established Specialist Access and Rescue Training provider based in the North-West of England delivering training across the United Kingdom. REAX offers a comprehensive range of courses at its custom-built training centre in Blackpool or on-site upon request. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of training that extensively covers both the theory and practical elements within a realistic training environment.

REAX instructors are a select group of current and former emergency services personnel from the Fire Service, Specialist Rope Rescue Units, NWAS Paramedic Teams, USAR Teams and Mountain Rescue with over 300 years operational experience between them.

We ensure that our team at REAX keep up to date with changes in legislation, procedures and new equipment through our extensive CPD programme. The combination of our team’s experience and passion, together with our unrivalled training facilities, is what sets us apart from other training providers.

Contact us to find out how we can best tailor our courses to suit your requirements.

Keith Parmley
Managing Director
Pete Langley
Technical Director
Emergency Service: Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service
Experience: Fire Service 31 Years
Watch Manager 23 Years
Technical Rope Rescue Unit Team Leader and Service Advisor 18 Years
IRATA Level 3 (Instructor)
Diploma from Coventry University - Disaster Management School in Technical Response and Incident Management for Specialist Rescue.
Approved ICT (Incident Command Training) assessor.
Mountain Leader and SPSA awards with the British Mountaineering Council.
City & Guilds vocational and skills assessor.
Specialist Subjects: Technical Rescue Specialist
Yvonne Langley
Company Secretary Emergency Service: Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service Experience:  Financial Controller 10 years
Fire Control Room 26 Years
Debbie Hanley
Financial Administrator
Chanie Riley
Office Administrator
Andy Williams
Training Manager Emergency Service: Mountain Rescue
Outdoor Instructor
Years of Service: Outdoor Instruction 10 Years
Industrial Access and Rescue Trainer 8 Years
Specialist Subjects: Confined Space
Work at Height
Rope Rescue
Management of Work at Height
City & Guilds vocational and skills assessor
City & Guilds Internal Quality Assurance (IQA)
Ian Rawlinson
Senior Instructor
Emergency Service: Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service
Experience: Fire Service 32 Years
Technical Rope Rescue Unit Team Leader and Coordinator 18 Years
PPE Inspector
City & Guilds vocational and skills assessor
City & Guilds Internal Quality Assurance (IQA)
Specialist Subjects: Work at Height
Technical Rescue Specialist
Confined Space
PPE Inspection
Les Watling
Lead Confined Space Instructor Emergency Service: Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service
Experience: 27 Years’ Experience
Operational Crew manager (Active)
Hazardous Materials and Decontamination Supervisor.
Environmental Protection Supervisor.
TAQA Assessment in the Workplace.
IOSH Managing Safety
Institute of Leadership and management Level 3 Award.
Specialist subjects. Confined Space.
Hazardous Materials.
Tactical Ventilation.
Coaching and Mentoring.
Sue McGrath
Paramedic First Aid Instructor
Service: Royal Navy
North West Ambulance Service
Experience: Dental Technician
Paramedic 17 years
Specialist Subjects: First Aid
12 Lead Echocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation
Gail Elliott
Confined Space Instructor
Emergency Service: Lancashire Fire & Rescue
Experience: Still Active Fire Fighter 13 Years
Specialist with Hazardous Materials Unit

Specialist Subjects: Confined Space
Rob Ridgway
Work at Height and Rescue Specialist
Emergency Service: Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service
Experience: Still Active Fire Service 18 Years
Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR) 10 Years
Technical Rope Rescue Team 11 Years
Confined Space Supervisor
Safe Work at Height Instructor (SWAH)
Line Access and casualty extrication instructor (LACE) Specialist Subjects: Work at Height
Technical Rescue Specialist
Confined Space
Andrew Hulls
Confined Space Instructor
Emergency Service: Lancashire Fire and Rescue
Years of Service: Fire Fighter 30 years
Hydraulic Instructor 4 years
Hazmat Instructor 10 years
Specialist Subjects: Confined Space
Milan Servicing
City & Guilds vocational and skills assessor
Alan Woodhead
Technical Advisor
Emergency Service: Mountain & Cave Rescue (Swaledale MRT) Experience: Still Active 30 year across 4 teams (currently Rescue Controller)
Training Manager 20 years
Work at Height Instructor 20 years
Specialist Subjects: Work at Height
Technical Rescue Specialist
Rescue Planning
Safety Equipment
Mandy Atherton
Paramedic First Aid Instructor
Emergency Service: North West Ambulance Service
NHS
Experience: Paramedic 33 years
Nurse 8 Years
Specialist Subjects: First aid
Dave Noddle
Work at Height and Rescue Specialist
Emergency Service: Lancashire Fire & Rescue service Experience: Still Active Fire Fighter 27 years
Technical Rope Rescue Team 11 years
Technical Rope Rescue Team Instructor 5 years
Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR) 5 years
Safe Work at Height Instructor (SWAH) 3 years
Line Access and casualty extrication instructor (LACE) 3 years
Specialist subjects: Work at Height
Technical Rescue Specialist