Our trainers have years of expertise in developing and delivering courses for the Emergency Services. All our blue light driver trainers are RoSPA certified with the national diploma in Emergency Response Driving (ERD) Instruction, and we continue to work in collaboration with RoSPA to ensure we meet the highest safety standards.
Meet the trainers
Bill Scadeng has over 35 years’ experience in blue light driving in a number of different roles. His early experience was within the London Ambulance Service, moving to Kent Police later in his career to then become an Emergency Response Driving Instructor. Bill holds an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) certificate which, in addition to his experience, provides a strong knowledge base and wealth of experience when teaching in blue light driving conditions.
Steve Tate has been instrumental in the development of the driver simulator and has a wealth of knowledge and experience from his work background. Steve has over 10 years’ experience in a transport training capacity joining London Fire Brigade in 2005. Steve is a Delegated DVSA LGV C Driving Test examiner and qualified as an Emergency Response Driving Instructor in 2011. Steve also holds ADI certification.
Dave Sparks has also played an important role in the development of the driver simulator. He has spent 30 years in the London Fire Brigade as an operational fire-fighter, later progressing to a driver trainer. He has over 25 years' Blue Light experience and is also qualified to deliver training on a variety of specialist emergency service vehicles. Dave is an ADI with 14 years’ experience and is also a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and the Driving Instructors Association (DIA).
Roy Jackson joined the fire service in 1976 and was an operational fire-fighter for 25 years. He has over 20 years’ experience in a transport training capacity and has delivered Blue Light driving instruction for 15 years. Roy is an LGV instructor, Emergency Response Driving instructor, ADI and is also a Grade 1 member of the IAM. Roy held an active role in the development of the driver simulator and is looking forward to incorporating this new technology into the future of transport training.
All four of the above trainers have also passed the RoSPA Gold Advanced Driving Test.