Professionals

Don Bessette

Don Bessette

President

As founder and president of Safety Compliance Services, Inc. Don has been involved with providing safety and emergency response support to businesses and industry since the company was founded in 1993. A retired career District Fire Chief, Don brings his 26 years of experience in the professional fire service, including 14 years serving on, and leading, a Hazardous Materials Response Team as well as his experience as an instructor at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland to the company and his team. Through the years, Don has developed SCS into a national and international presence serving clients across the country and overseas. Don also recognizes that it is only through the dedicated efforts and outstanding skills and support his management team and entire staff contribute every day that the company has grown and continues to expand its presence.

Travis Rand

Travis Rand

Southwest Director of Operations

Travis also comes with a background in the professional fire service serving as a Battalion Chief in charge of training for a Phoenix area fire department. In addition to his firefighting background, Travis also brings a long history of providing health and safety training and support services for private industry before coming on board with Safety Compliance Services in 2009 to manage the new Tempe, Arizona office. In his role as the Southwest Director of Operations, Travis has done an exceptional job of developing our southwest operation in order to better support our western U.S. clients. He has been instrumental in recruiting highly qualified, highly motivated trainers and rescue technicians to join our Arizona staff as well as meeting with all our regional clients to ensure our services are tailored to best meet their unique needs and budgets.

Phil Sheehan

Phil Sheehan

Northeast Director of Operations

Phil joined Safety Compliance Services as a rescue technician in early 2010 following graduation from Cazenovia College with a degree in Homeland Security. Phil has been involved with technical rescue for a number of years as a volunteer firefighter and technical rescue instructor. Phil worked his way through our system providing safety oversight at several client worksites, becoming a trainer in multiple health and safety topics, and providing consulting services for clients in confined space assessments and rescue planning before being promoted to our Northeast Director of Operations after a brief stint as the Northeast Safety Services Manager. Phil brings technical expertise, excellent human resources and communications skills, and a passion for safety and technical rescue to the position. Phil firmly believes in serving each client‘s specific needs and making a difference in their employee’s lives through safety awareness, education, mentoring, and emergency preparedness and planning.

About Safety Compliance Services

who we are

Began in 1993 with a dedication to providing high quality training in personal safety and risk recognition and mitigation to local industry, Safety Compliance Services has grown to a full service safety and rescue training and services organization serving clients across the country and overseas. 

From the beginning, our goal was to provide high quality service tailored to each customer’s specific needs. By continually striving to exceed our customer’s expectations and to never except second best, Safety Compliance Services has grown to become a premier provider of safety and rescue training, safety services, and standby rescue service across the U.S. Our portfolio of clients spans 30 states and 7 foreign countries serviced from offices in Liverpool, New York and Tempe, Arizona. Our team of quality instructors and consultants along with our experienced, dedicated rescue technicians is staffed primarily by active and retired professional firefighters. Many on our staff are current or former line and chief officers who bring with them years of experience teaching lifesaving skills, working in industrial settings, and providing unwavering leadership. It is these skills that set our instructors, consultants, and rescue technicians apart from many of our competitors.

Although we have worked extensively for many years in the power generation industry and have developed a reputation for being “experts” in this unique field, we also serve all types of industrial and non-industrial clients. Whether you have a need for simple assistance in providing basic safety training to a handful of employees, need support in ensuring regulatory compliance with a specific issue, or you need corporate wide support developing programs and procedures and training hundreds of employees across numerous sites, we have done it and we can help.