INSTRUCTOR PROFILES - Randy W. Morton

Randy Morton is a career firefighter with the Department of National Defence at the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt. Mr. Morton currently holds the position of Battalion Chief, with 32 years experience. He is Vice President of AGI Shipboard Fire Service Ltd.

Chief Morton is responsible for all emergency response resources, human resource management, maintaining all fire fighting disciplines, operational and general safety management under his control with the Department of National Defence in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Randy currently lectures military officers at the Naval Damage Control School and senior watch keepers on board Canadian Naval vessels.

Randy has extensive training and experience in Emergency Scene Management, Nuclear Response Management, Arson Investigation, and specializes in Marine Fire Fighting.

Randy has developed significant experience and expertise in Fire Service Management, which he uses to assist public and private organizations in reviewing their existing fire fighting practices in order to provide practical alternatives and ensure new procedures are successfully implemented throughout the organization. He has assisted with the development of fire department and shipping industry fire party reorganization in terms of structure, manning levels, muster list revisions, job competencies, emergency procedures, training and procedures improving the overall response.

Randy has developed and delivered a multitude of marine fire fighter courses at the Department of National Defence. He has had articles published in International Shipping and Fire Service magazines highlighting AGI’s roll in establishing a standard within organizations responsible for marine fire protection. Randy has also lectured at Safety Conferences around the world on Site-Specific Shipboard Fire Fighting Training.

AGI is currently under contract with one of the largest ferry fleets in North America, British Columbia Ferry Services. AGI Shipboard Fire Service has completed contracts with other commercial shipping companies which include: Canadian Coast Guard and Northern Marine Management (Glasgow) LLC. AGI has completed training programs for Land-Based Fire Departments such as: Savannah, Georgia, USA, Fire & Rescue. This program included career firefighters from Savannah Fire Department, volunteer firefighter representatives from the surrounding jurisdictions, and US Coast Guard representative responsible for fighting fires on vessels in their jurisdictions and Prince Rupert British Columbia Fire Department. We are currently working with the Department of National Defence and British Columbia Ferry Services redefining site-specific marine fire response standards, reviewing policies and procedures, providing fire fighter crew evaluation and team training through Scenario Based Training and Reviews. Randy is also recognized by CANADEM, a Canadian Support Organization for the UN operations on their "Roster of Experts".

ABOUT RANDY W. MORTON:

  • Vice President of AGI Fire Shipboard Service Ltd.
  • Battalion Chief with 32 years experience in the fire service
  • Holds a Fire Service Leadership Diploma
  • Certified in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards as a Level 4 Fire Officer
  • Level 3 Fire Inspector
  • Level 3 Fire Service Instructor
  • Level 2 Fire Investigator
  • Public Service Educator
  • Level 3 Fire Fighter
  • Hazardous Material Incident Commander and Hazardous Material Technician

 

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INSTRUCTOR PROFILES - Raymond Halsall

Captain Halsall is a career firefighter with the Department of National Defence at the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt and a volunteer firefighter with the North Saanich Fire Department. Ray currently holds the position of Captain at both departments and is President of AGI Shipboard Fire Service Ltd.

He has 29 years experience in the fire service with the Department of National Defence, Emergency Services Division in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 

AGI focuses upon providing comprehensive, quality, emergency preparedness services with cost effective solutions. As a principle in this independent consulting and training company specializing in Marine Firefighting training, Ray draws upon his 29 years of extensive experience as a career and volunteer firefighter and fire officer, shipboard fire fighting instructor and fireboat operations instructor with the Department of National Defence. Ray complements his practical knowledge base with certifications meeting the requirements of the B.C. Fire Commissioner's Office and the National Fire Protection Association's standards as Fire Officer Level 2, Firefighter level 3, Fire Inspector level 2, Fire Service Instructor level 2 and Hazardous Material Technician.

Raymond Halsall also has specialized training and qualifications in High Angle Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Hazardous Material Operations, Nuclear Response, Accident Investigator and Water Front Fire Fighting and Rescue.

In his work with AGI, Ray operates as a team member responsible for providing training to both private and public agencies that respond to marine emergencies and structural emergencies, with procedures to identify, describe and safely respond to potential emergencies.

Ray specializes in developing site-specific practical scenarios and leading crews through detailed training situations. The purpose of which is to develop risk assessments, in order to identify possible shortfalls in an organization’s emergency response capability. This service as provided to port authorities, land based fire departments and shipping companies allows for their specific needs that must be continually reviewed, updated and maintained as business conditions and regulations change.

Ray has presented internationally on his work as a consultant with AGI. Ray is also recognized by CANADEM, a Canadian Support Organization for the UN operations on their "Roster of Experts".

 

ABOUT RAYMOND HALSALL:

Raymond Halsall - President of AGI Shipboard

  • President of AGI Shipboard Fire Service Ltd.
  • 29 years of extensive experience as a career firefighter and fire officer
  • 10 years as Captain of North Sannich volunteer Fire Department
  • Shipboard fire fighting instructor and fireboat operations instructor
  • Firefighter level 3
  • Fire Inspector level 2
  • Fire Officer level 2
  • Fire Service Instructor Level 2 and Hazardous Material Technician

 

We are Located:

4458 Greentree Terrace
Victoria, British Columbia Canada
V8N 6A7

Randy Morton

Cell: 250-216-0999