About The Owner

Trey Smith is the CEO of Rescue North Carolina LLC. Trey has served as a Fire Captain with the Charlotte Fire Department (NC) since 1987 and has served as a member of the NC USAR Task Force NCTF-3 for over 15 years.
Capt. Smith is a Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society member where he graduated from the University of Maryland University College with honors with a B.S. in Fie Science and Public Fire Administration. In addition, he also holds a A.A.S. Degree in Fire Protection Technology from Central Piedmont Community College.

“As the owner I take tremendous pride and ownership in the courses my company delivers. With every student who graduates reflects the quality of instruction. My commitment to you is to provide the highest quality and most challenging training opportunity for you and your organization.”

Our instructional mission is to train our students within the environment they are expected to perform. This includes providing courses in the some of the most extreme and rugged environments and under extremely adverse weather conditions.

“As an instructor since 1993, I have been blessed to have some truly great friends and mentors who have provided me with some great training experiences.”

My Credentials

Rescue 3 International

Swiftwater & Whitewater Rescue Technician Instructor

Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced Instructor

Technical Rope Rescue Operations & Technician Instructor

Confined Space Rescue for the Professional Rescuer Instructor

Tower Rescue for the Professional Rescuer Instructor

Industrial Rope Rescue Instructor

Industrial Tower Rescue Instructor

Industrial Confined Space Rescue Instructor

North Carolina State Fire Instructor

NC Fire Service FF I & II Instructor

NFPA 1403 Live Fire Training Instructor

NFA Decision Making for Initial Command Operations

NC Technical Rescue Instructor

NC Technical Rescue Instructor

NC TR Rope Rescue Technician Instructor

NC TR Confined Space Rescue Technician Instructor

NC TR Trench Rescue Technician Instructor

NC TR Water Rescue Technician Instructor

Formal Education

BS Fire Science; Univ.of Maryland Univ. College (Summa Cum Laude)

Certificate; Fire Protection Management Systems Univ. of Maryland

Member; Phi Kappa Phi Univ. of Maryland Chapter 22

A.A.S. Fire Science; Central Piedmont Comm. College

Charlotte Fire Dept. Officers Candidate School I & II

Charlotte Fire Dept. Chief Officer Development

National Fire Academy Alumni

Command & Control of Target Hazard

Command & Control of Natural & Man-Made Disasters

Command & Control of Multi-Alarm Fires

Command & Control of Fire Dept. Operations

Leadership & Administration

Fire Service Communications

Interpersonal Dynamics