Take a few minutes to read about the Crash Course Village Mission and our Staff!

Key Points

Our Mission...

Crash Course Village has a simple mission, directed at educating first responders the latest rescue techniques.

Our Staff...

Meet our staff, picked from the "Best of the Best" in extrication and rescue education.

Our Facilities...

Located in Kettering Ohio, our facilities feature a well appointed training room, and multiple off-site training site.


The Instructors were top notch! They treated all the students as equals. Great Class!

Firefighter Western PA

My firefighters come back with a much better knowledge of extrication and server as a great wealth of information for the rest of our staff. Well worth the investment.

Fire Chief Northern Ohio

I will be back again. Great program.

Paramedic State of West Virgina

Our Mission...

Crash Course Village was formed as a 503c3 Charity in 2013 to assist fire and rescue departments to better service the public with better rescue and extrication training.

Crash Course Village, a new way to provide extrication and rescue training for fire and rescue personnel.

Our Staff...

  • Steve Shupert - Lead Instructor and Curriculum Director:
    • Steve comes to CCV with 33 years...
  • Grant Light - Instructor
    • Grant is a Lieutenant with Rescue 14 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Dave Stover - Instructor
    • David S. Stover is a retired Professor of Automotive Technology with 36 total years of teaching, 24 years of teaching at the Community College level. He is also a volunteer Fire Fighter/EMT at the Bellbrook Fire Department in Bellbrook Ohio.
      He holds Master ASE Automotive Certifications, ASE Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Certifications and Emergency Vehicle Technician Certifications (EVT).
      He is the owner of First Responder Safety Training Ltd. providing training on Alternative Fueled Vehicles, Apparatus Inspection Training, and IFVAS Driver Training to fire departments in South West Ohio
      Dave has been a presenter at Crash Course since 2012.