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Rick Swain is a retired Army combat veteran with more than 20 years’ experience as a Special Operations Combat Medic and Paramedic/ HAZMAT Technician serving in both technical and tactical units. After retiring from the military, he continued his service for ten years as a government contractor and consultant; mentoring, training, and evaluating units in the National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Enterprise.

Rick has had the opportunity to train and operate in all types of environments from the deserts in Iraq to the mountains in Afghanistan to the jungles in Panama and Ecuador. His true passion lies in the wilderness, and he has been honing the skills for critical readiness in the outdoors for the past 30 years by always remaining a student of the wilderness and by seeking self-improvement through realistic, hands-on training. By applying this mind set over the years, he has learned many life-sustaining lessons that have been applied in real life situations. Rick is the founder and owner of The SCROLL LLC where he shares the Skills for Critical Readiness in the Outdoors and Life-sustaining Lessons.

 Education/ Training/ Certifications

  • Registered Maine Guide
  • Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security
  • Special Operations Combat Medic (SOCM) Course – Distinguished Honor Graduate
  • NREMT Paramedic Course
  • Wilderness EMT
  • Wilderness Medicine and CPR Instructor Certification (SOLO)
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Instructor Course
  • Total Army Instructor Training Course
  • U.S. Army Special Forces Dive Medical Technician Course
  • Civil Support Skills Course
  • Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program (Evaluator Certified)
  • WMD Hazardous Materials Technician Course
  • Industrial Confined Space Course
  • USASOC SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) High-Risk Course Level C
  • U.S. Army Ranger Course
  • Wilderness Survival Specialist Certification from the NH Outdoor Learning Center
  • Journeyman Certification from the Jack Mountain Bushcraft School
  • Hivernant-Boreal Winter Guide and Survival Instructor Certification from the Jack Mountain Bushcraft School
  • Engagé – Expedition Canoe Skills Certification from the Jack Mountain Bushcraft School
  • Deployed to Haiti, Afghanistan, and Iraq with the 75th Ranger Regiment (Awarded the Combat Medical Badge and Bronze Star)
  • 2003 Review Committee for the 75th Ranger Regiment Trauma Management Team (Tactical) Ranger Medic Handbook