Canada's Elite Rescue Services

Turnaround Rescue's mission is to ensure employee safety in various dangerous workplace conditions by having a fully equipped, trained and experienced rescue team ready for action.

Our Rescue Training

Confined Spaces Rescue

Are you working in places with limited mobility and risk? Our confined spaces training course can help prepare you for this type of event.


Fire Rescue

Our team can train your municipal or industrial firefighting team. We’ll give you hands-on  techniques that will enhance your rescue skills & capabilities.

High Angled Rescue

Ropes and ladders aren’t always enough. Train your team with one of our high-angle technical rescue courses.

Tower Rescue

We offer custom rescue operation courses to give your employees skills to perform high-angle rescues.

Additional rescue training Services

Custom Courses

Looking for rescue training courses that are custom made for your company, employees or situation. No problem. Our courses are tailored to meet your exact rescue training needs. From fire and tower rescue to confined spaces and high angle, we can combine and customize courses to meet your needs.

Rescue Plans

As trained rescue planning professionals, we can assess your situation and give you a full and detailed rescue plan that’s customized to you and the situation. Contact us today to build your custom rescue plan for fire rescue, tower rescue, confined spaces and or high angle rescue. No matter your situation, we can help.

What an incredible experience with Tim and the team at Turnaround rescue. I highly recommend any of their courses for team rescue training!

Our clients

Elite Rescue Training for great clients

Turnaround Rescue taught me more in a 2 day course than I could have ever thought. From assessing the situation to how we can safely perform tactical rescue's, these guys know their stuff!

Unparalleled Experience

Our History

Turnaround Rescue was established in response to the increased demand for an industrial full service technical rescue company.  Its primary focusing is to provide industry with the ability to protect workers when entering all types of high risk workplaces specifically providing services in the area of fall protection, high & low angle, tower, confined space, swift water and ice rescue.

Rescue Experience

We are a professional team with the most current up to date rescue equipment and staff with training and experience second to none that results in the fast & safe rescue of workers.  Our employees are knowledgeable physically fit firefighters, highly trained in technical rescue and emergency medical response with vast rescue experience.

Management Team

KIRBY SMITH, Director/Office Manager

Kirby has over 25 years of experience in the financial operations of public and private companies including 17 years in senior management positions with Western Canadian based service companies within the energy, construction and power generation industries. Kirby understands how critical a safe work place is and the importance of management visibility and leading by example in support of a strong corporate safety program.

Having been born and raised in Alberta, Kirby knows the benefits and challenges we have in the Western Canadian marketplace and believes in being a customer focused business.

Kirby holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.


As an accomplished Health & Safety professional both in the field and at a management level, Brad has a proven track record over his 30+ years in the industry of reducing hazards and risk on both small and large projects alike. He is a tenacious problem solver and possesses excellent personal skills including conflict resolution with a strong ability to de-fuse confrontations. In brief, his expertise includes: Occupational Health & Safety legislation interpretation, Health & Safety procedure and practice building, substantial emergency response background, project management, accident investigation, hazard assessment, training program development & delivery, claims management and industrial hygiene.

Brad is known within the safety industry as a problem solver and designer of methods that evoke participation from all levels to build acceptance; He has a proven ability to manage all levels of Health & Safety projects in multiple industries including construction and various heavy industry environments.

TIM CASAVANT, Business Development/Lead Trainer

Tim started Turnaround Rescue in 2013 and continues to be involved in its growth. Tim has designed fire and rescue training courses and been a lead instructor for over 20 years. Tim is an active member of the Edmonton Fire Department and leads their training department and has past experience on their technical rescue and water rescue teams. He is a technician in rope rescue, confined space, trench collapse, structural collapse, swift/static water and ice rescue and has extensive experience instructing in all these areas.

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