Jason Eberly “officially” joined MATR in 2016. He participated several times as a student in the early days of MATR, and after that he began to “tag along” to classes just to enhance his knowledge and skills. This is a testament to his passion and dedication to the subject of technical rescue. Jason is employed by the Montgomery County, Maryland Fire and Rescue Department where he has worked since 2007. He is currently assigned to Fire Station 29 where he can be found driving or riding “back step” on the heavy rescue. He is part of the local Technical Rescue Team and is also a Rescue Squad Officer for Maryland Task Force 1, the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Team sponsored by Montgomery County Fire.
In additional to teaching for MATR, Jason also teaches for Montgomery’s Technical Rescue Team and Fire/Rescue Training Academy, as well as for FEMA’s US&R System. As someone with a degree in teaching, he thoroughly enjoys teaching and feels there are many benefits…not the least of which is the ability to learn volumes from others while teaching. And because technical rescue contains such a broad range of topics, and is never quite “cut and dry”, he welcomes the challenges and critical thinking required in this discipline. Because of the wide range of necessary skills sets, technical rescue can take years to master and Jason is well into this journey. He is a perpetual student of Ropes That Rescue, a top notch technical rope rescue school in Sedona, Arizona. When not trying to invent a new tech rescue “toy” or technique, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife Danielle and three sons at their home in south central Pennsylvania.