Bruner and Ruiz

Aerial Rescue, Chris Bruner and Philip Ruiz

Wednesday May 4th, 1:00pm, Commercial Arborist Breakout (Adventureland)

Aerial Rescue helps you protect your employees and meet the aerial rescue training requirements mandated by ANSI Z133.1 and OSHA. The most common reason for double fatalities in tree care is failed aerial rescue attempts – an emergency could develop any time one of your crews is aloft, and your employees must know how to react.

This program is designed to be used in combination with on-the-job training and practice, so that crews have the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate an emergency situation and potentially rescue an injured tree worker.

The program includes an introduction to aerial rescue concepts, cover and demonstrate pick off, What should go into an Aerial Rescue Kit. Climbing and Lift. Preventative Measures in big climbs ext., emergency preparedness, and actual aerial rescue techniques, following aerial rescue protocol, and working with EMS effectively.

Philip Ruiz has been in the tree care industry for 17 years.  I started in the industry dragging brush for my father in-law Bob Bennett. Learning from the ground up learning the ropes always with safety first. With a passion for the tree industry and gear I’ve work for some amazing companies. At the Disney resorts in Anaheim I worked as a trimmer, to a crew leader and Arborist. At Santa Anita turf club I was a trimmer, crew leader and Arborist. Currently I work at Brightview formerly Valley Crest the largest Landscape company in the country where I started as an account manager and I am currently the Technical training director of tree care for the entire company in which I travel to all the tree care branches around the country sharing my knowledge and experience while doing training from basic climbing, AR, CPR/FA, rigging, chipper, chainsaw safety, and all aspect of safety to the tree crew and all annual training. I’m currently an ISA tree climber specialist and head evaluator for the SoCal area, ISA certified Arborist, Red cross CPR/FA instructor, TCIA certified tree care safety professional (CTSP).  I also hold TCIA chipper, AR, and chainsaw Certificates. With a passion for the industry and giving back I teach climbing labs at Mt. San Antonio college, I have judged at the ITCC for the past 12 years and have become a gear check tech, I am head facilitator for the climber specialist for the past 16 years, I am the current chair for the Western Chapter TCC and current co-chair for the North American TCC.

Chris Bruner began his career in the tree care industry over 17 years ago. In the past 17 years he has worked with the some of the most respected and top tier tree companies in the industry. Working in the trenches

Chris has seen the demand to bring safe work practices, education and innovations to the workplace. Chris as a Certified Tree Care Professional (CTSP) he has devoted numerous hours in volunteering all around the country to meet his demand. Being a CTSP has allowed Chris to become a TCIA certified Training instructor and is co-author to the new TCIA Stump Grinder Safety Manual. Allowing him to facilitate in

EHAP, Chipper Operator Specialist, Stump Grinder Safety, and more.  His experience as Bailey’s First Tree Care Industry Representative has allowed him to work side by side other tree care industry professionals has granted him a firsthand look into what their needs and wants are as a company. Chris has the experience through firsthand knowledge to train and educate. It is with this experience and dedication that Chris founded ProAction Tree Specialist 2013.  Since then Chris has facilitated in numerous trainings in Climbing, Aerial Rescue, Chainsaw Basic Maintenance and Chainsaw operations.