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About IGH Health, Fire & Safety

About IGH

Locally owned and operated by firefighters, nurses, and veterans, IGH Health, Fire & Safety is serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area with over 75+ years of combined experience.

President & Co-Founder

Brent Bousquet

Brent was hired by the Arlington Fire Department, at the age of 18, as a Firefighter/Advanced-Emergency Medical Technician, where he spent eight years at one of the busiest fire stations in the nation, running over 7,000 calls per year. Most of these calls were emergencies such as Fires, Vehicle Extrication, Cardiac Arrests, Respiratory Arrests, Trauma, Anaphylaxis, Strokes, and Seizures of all ages and demographics. Brent is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field to further his career and achieve other goals outside of the Fire Department, including the development of IGH Health, Fire & Safety. He has a passion for helping others in need and a strong sense of dedication to protecting and providing for his community. Using real experience learned from the field, he plans to teach and equip his Clients and Students with the knowledge and tools needed to mitigate any Emergency Situation that may arise on the job or in public.
Director of Education/Equipment & Co-Founder

Janet Edwards BSN, RN

Janet started her nursing career in 1988, following her passion for helping others in their time of need. For 34+ years, Janet has worked in Acute Care, Skilled Care, Home Health, Case Management, and Education. Janet has a long history of working and leading Cardiac/Respiratory Arrests in the hospital setting. She currently works at a local hospital on the PCU unit, all while performing duties as the Director of Administration & Education for IGH. She has a passion for educating and preparing Healthcare Workers and the General Public for any emergency they may encounter. Janet began teaching CPR/First Aid/BLS/ACLS 16 years ago. She assisted in developing IGH Heath, Fire & Safety to bring her experience to the classroom setting and prepare her students for any emergency situation. Janet has been happily married for 22 years with three children and 2 grandchildren.
Brandon Russ Lead Instructor and Technician
Lead Instructor & Technician

Brandon Russ

Brandon was hired by the Arlington Fire Department, at age 18, as a Firefighter/AEMT, where he has spent the last 7 years at some of the busiest firehouses in Arlington. Brandon is currently a Lieutenant and has years of experience running Fire Scenes Cardiac Arrests in a leadership position. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in the Fire Administration field to further his career and education and become a Fire Chief one day. He is passionate about helping others in need and strives to strengthen the community around him. Brandon uses on-the-job experience to enrich the classroom experience and to prepare individuals for the challenges they may face.
Javier Benitez Instructor and Technician
Instructor & Technician

Javier Benitez

Javier Benitez has been a Firefighter/AEMT with the Arlington Fire Department for six years at the busiest firehouse in the city. He holds several certifications, including Haz-Mat Technician, Vehicle Rescue Technician, and Fire Instructor Level 1 & 2. Before being an Instructor and Technician at IGH, he gained tremendous experience running countless medical emergencies, ranging from Basic First Aid to Full Cardiac/Respiratory Arrest. He is an active member of multiple groups within the AFD, such as Recruiting, Peer Support/Critical Incident Management Team, and the AFD’s Instructor group. Javier was selected as Firefighter of the Year in 2019 and continues to excel as a leader within the department. Driven by his passion for service, he takes pride in providing students with the best possible learning experience.
David Barber Instructor and Technician
Instructor & Technician

David Barber

David Barber served six years in the United States Marine Corps as a 2111 Small Arms Repair Technician, supporting combat readiness and operations with deployments to Africa, Kuwait, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Italy, Norway, and Spain. He has experience in Tactical Casualty Combat Care, including Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, while training with the US Navy in joint service operations and managing over 200 personnel. David served as a Volunteer Firefighter in the USMC and EMT with Medstar. In recent years David joined the Fort Worth Police Department to protect and serve the Public.

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