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The Guardian Fall Team Blog

My name is Douglas Boehm and I am the new Director of Training for F.I.R.S.T. Choice Training, the training arm of Guardian Fall Protection. Prior to my appointment as the director my tenure at Guardian has allowed me to be the National Training Instructor and when I first joined this incredible company the Project Manager for our Engineered Services Group (ESG) at the beginning stages of building that department.

During my tenure here at Guardian Fall Protection I have had the opportunity to work with some incredible folks within the organization as well as many of our partners and valued end users. I have gotten to watch and help our company continue to grow and progress as a leader in the work at heights community.


I am extremely excited for the opportunity to serve as the Training Director. Although many will see some changes in the department in both roles and offerings in the future, our future looks bright. In this new role, I will have the opportunity to help the company and training specifically grow and reach new heights and truly affect the part of the company Vision to educate the community to continue to assist those that work in such a hazardous work environment go home safe.

 CP_Doug_Test_Small.jpgDoug explaining the results of a dynamic drop test


Some changes that you will see along the way are from new faces to our highly skilled team such as the addition of John Yoblonski to our team based out of our corporate headquarters. We will also be adding additional trainers in both our Ohio and Massachusetts locations all with the premise of being able to better access and accommodate our growing customer base and continue to be a leader in the industry.


With the addition of other safety professionals to the department, it will only serve to enhance the depth of the team and new flavors to the message regarding the proper way to navigate the terrain of working aloft. Throw into the forthcoming growth, our goal will be to offer more availability to the F.I.R.S.T. Choice Training through more regularly scheduled classes at our Guardian locations, the addition of partner sites in new locations, and some online training offerings so that the quality education provided can be more readily available to those who need and desire to be part of the solution and culture of working at heights safely and productively.


Of course, we will still have the talents and expertise of our Training Coordinator Arissa Mendiola, along with the rest of the team in our salesforce, customer service, production, quality control, manufacturer reps, and valued distributors; all with the ultimate goal of helping those who work at heights and work with those who do go home safely at the end of the day to enjoy the fruits of their labors and most importantly their families.

Stay tuned for more exciting things to come and of course, stay safe.