Meet Our Experienced Team

Blake Underhill 

President and Co-Founder

Prior to starting IS&R, Blake had been working in the construction industry for 20 years, earning his degree in Construction Management from Clark University. After working in the industry for years, he recognized the need to have safety and rescue services available on-site, and IS&R was founded. Blake currently manages all financial, legal, and contract matters for IS&R.

Certifications and Training Includes:

  • OSHA 500 Outreach Construction Trainer
  • CMC Rope Rescue Technician I&II
  • SPRAT Rope Access Technician 1
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • NIOSH Pulmonary Function (Spirometry) and Respirator Issues Protocol
  • PADI Certified Diver

George L. Simmons IV, CSHO

Operations Manager and Co-Founder

George began his career in safety in 2002 when he joined a local tech rescue team. Realizing he had an interest and an eye for safety, he became a Certified Safety and Health Official and helped Blake start IS&R in 2012 to provide the safest possible work environments to companies. Using his degree in Business Administration from Massasoit Community College, George oversees the daily operations of IS&R, maintains customer relationships, and builds up IS&R’s infrastructure.

Certifications and Training Includes:

  • Confined Space Rescue
  • OSHA 500 Outreach Construction Trainer
  • OSHA 500 Outreach General Industry Trainer
  • SPRAT Level 1
  • NIOSH Pulmonary Function (Spirometry) and Respirator Issues Protocol
  • OSHA Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO) in General Industry
  • OSHA Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO) in Construction
  • DBI SALA/Capital Safety Fall Protection Competent Person/Trainer
  • Scaffold Training Institute Competent Person/Trainer
  • CMC Rescue Rope Rescue Tech I/II

Jonathan Braga

Safety Trainer and Rescue Tech

Working as a firefighter and trained EMT, Jon brought his experience and knowledge to IS&R in 2013.

Certifications and Training Includes:

  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Massachusetts Emergency Medical Tech Training (National EMT-B)
  • OSHA 500 Outreach Construction Trainer
  • Site Safety Liason

Gilbert Taylor

Lt/NRP, EMT I/C, F.I.T, Safety Trainer and Rescue Tech

With over 30 years of experience in the safety industry, Gil joined the IS&R team in 2012.

Certifications and Training Includes:

  • OSHA 500 Outreach Construction Trainer
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Dive Rescue International
  • Technical Rescue Training Program
  • High Angle Rescue
  • N.A.U.I. Open Water 2 SCUBA Diver
  • A.H.A. Basic Cardiac Life Support Instructors Course
  • Site Safety Liaison

Geoffrey Simmons

Safety Trainer and Rescue Tech

Geoff came to IS&R in 2014 with over 10 years of experience in medical and safety training.

Certifications and Training Includes:

  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Massachusetts Emergency Medical Tech (National EMT-B)
  • OSHA 500 Outreach Construction Trainer
  • Site Safety Liaison

David Paiva

Safety Trainer and Rescue Tech

With over 25 years of experience in related fields, David brought his safety and medical experience to IS&R in 2013.

Certifications and Training Includes:

  • Confined Space Rescue
  • OSHA 500
  • Massachusetts Emergency Medical Tech (National EMT-B)
  • Site Safety Liaison
  • FEMA
  • Bristol County Technical Rescue Technician

Allyn Horton

Safety Trainer and Rescue Tech

Allyn brought his medical knowledge and Hazmat training to IS&R in 2012.

Certifications and Training Includes:

  • OSHA 500 Outreach Construction Trainer
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Massachusetts Emergency Medical Tech (National EMT-B)
  • OSHA 30 Hour – General I Industry and Health
  • Nuclear Hazmat Technician

Joseph Colanino

Safety Trainer and Rescue Tech

Working as a firefighter and trained EMT, Joe brought his experience and knowledge to IS&R in 2013.

Certifications and Training Includes:

  • OSHA 500 Outreach Construction Trainer
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Massachusetts Emergency Medical Tech (EMT-B)
  • OSHA 30 Hour – General, Industry and Health

Thomas Pollitt

Safety Trainer and Rescue Tech

Working as a firefighter and trained EMT, Tom brought his experience and knowledge to IS&R in 2011.          

  • OSHA 500 Outreach Construction Trainer
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Massachusetts Emergency Medical Tech (EMT-B)
  • OSHA 30 Hour – General, Industry and Health

Frank Rogier

Safety Trainer and Rescue Tech

Working as a firefighter and trained EMT, Frank brought his experience and knowledge to IS&R in 2014.

  • OSHA 30 Hour – General, Industry and Health
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Massachusetts Emergency Medical Tech (EMT-P)
  • Hazardous Materials Technician – Massachusetts Fire Academy
  • Bio-Pac 240 Technician
  • FEMA/USAR MA-TF1 – Medical/Rescue Specialist
  • Rope Rescue Technician

Joseph Coleman

Safety Trainer and Rescue Tech

Working as a firefighter and trained EMT, Joe brought his experience and knowledge to IS&R in 2016.

  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Massachusetts Emergency Medical Tech (EMT-B)
  • Structural Collapse Technician
  • Trench Rescue Technician
  • Rope Rescue Technician
  • Swift Water Rescue Technician