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SAFTEA's Regional Officers

DawnMarieWilson2Dawn M Wilson / Regional Master Instructor

SAFTEA HQ Office Coordinator,  Dawn runs the HQ office, oversees shipping, scheduling etc.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dawn M. Wilson is a Regional Master Instructor covering NJ, NY, Conn, Pennsylvania, DE, Maryland and Guam. Dawn is an NRA Training Counselor certified in all NRA Disciplines, an NRA Shooting Coach, a CMP Master Instructor and an SAFTEA Master Instructor. Dawn’s home base is New Jersey where she works with her husband Chet Wilson, at Shoot NJ for over a decade.

  • SAFTEA Regional Master Instructor

    • SAFTEA Methods of Instruction (MOI) (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • SAFTEA Defensive Handgun Master Instructor (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • SAFTEA Defensive Carbine Master Instructor (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • SAFTEA Defensive Shotgun Master Instructor (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • SAFTEA Precision Rifle Master Instructor (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • SAFTEA Range Master Development Course (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • SAFTEA Range Officer (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • SAFTEA S.A.F.E. Situational Alertness for Everyone Instructor Development Course
    • SAFTEA AR Armorer
    • SAFTEA AR Platform Technician

  • NRA Training Counselor

    • NRA Basic Pistol (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Basic Rifle (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Basic Shotgun (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Home Firearm Safety (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Refuse to be a Victim Regional Counselor
    • NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Personal Protection in the Home (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Personal Protection Outside of the Home (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Metallic Cartridge Reloading (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Shotgun Shell Reloading (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Range Safety Officer (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Muzzleloading Rifle
    • NRA Muzzleloading Pistol
    • NRA Muzzleloading Shotgun
    • NRA Shooting Coach
    • NRA Women On Target© Clinic Director

  • Civilian Marksmanship Program

    • CMP Master Instructor
    • CMP Basic Pistol
    • CMP Basic Rifle
    • CMP Basic Shotgun

russellRussell J. LoCoco / Regional Master Firearms Instructor.

Russell J. LoCoco is SAFTD Regional Master Firearms Instructor for the state of Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri. Russell has trained extensively with Bill Martin (National Master) in and with SAFTD, the NRA and Hojutsu (The art of Gunnery). Russell is a Hojutsu practitioner and holds a 1st. degree Black Belt ranking.  

Russell is certified as a NRA Training Counselor, Chief Range Safety Officer, Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun Instructor, Personal Protection In The Home and Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor. Russell, now retired, Paramedic, Paramedic trainer/Preceptor, Firefighter, Department Dive Master, M.A.B.A.S. (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) Dive Master, Training Director for M.A.B.A.S. 3 and Divisional Dive Master for Division 20’s in Illinois.

Russell worked with the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office to develop and implement the first ever curriculum for water rescue in the state of Illinois and was the lead with Swift Water Rescue Training. Russell has worked with the Cook County Home land Security and Emergency Management to teach and development of new rescue programs. Trained in but not limited to High Rise and Rope rescue, Russell is still called upon for training today.

SAFTEA Regional Master Instructor

• SAFTEA Methods of Instruction (MOI)
• SAFTEA Defensive Handgun  Instructor
• SAFTEA Defensive Carbine Instructor
• SAFTEA Defensive Shotgun Instructor
• SAFTEA Range Officer Instructor
• SAFTEA S.A.F.E. Situational Alertness for Everyone Instructor Development Course
• SAFTEA Pepper Spray Instructor (OC)
• SAFTEA AR Technician Instructor
• SAFTEA S.A.F.E. Response to an active Threat Instructor
• SAFTEA S.A.F.E. Home and Vehicle Safety Instructor
• SAFTEA S.A.F.E. House of Worship Instructor
• SAFTEA S,A,F,E Workplace Safety Instructor
• SAFTEA Defensive Handgun Instructor 1 & 2
• SAFTEA Defensive Shotgun Instructor
• SAFTEA Defensive Carbine Instructor
• SAFTEA Master Instructor Workshop

NRA Training Counselor

• NRA Basic Pistol (Student and Instructor Levels)
• NRA Basic Rifle (Student and Instructor Levels)
• NRA Basic Shotgun (Student and Instructor Levels)
• NRA Home Firearm Safety (Student and Instructor Levels)
• NRA Refuse to be a Victim Regional Counselor
• NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor (Student and Instructor Levels)
• NRA Personal Protection in the Home (Student and Instructor Levels)
• NRA Personal Protection Outside of the Home (Student and Instructor Levels)
• NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (Student and Instructor Levels)
• NRA Range Safety Officer (Student and Instructor Levels)

HOJUTSU (The art of Gunnery).

First Degree Brown, Urban Rifle, Urban Shotgun, Pistol and Submachine Gun Training.

• OSFM NFPA Fire Apparatus Engineer
• OSFM NFPA Fire Instructor 1 and 2
• OSFM NFPA Emergency Vehicle Operations
• OSFM NFPA Evidence of Fire Origin and Cause
• OSFM NFPA Breathing Apparatus
• OSFM NFPA Hazardous Materials
• OSFM NFPA FF2
• OSFM NFPA Fire Officer 1 and 2
• OSFM NFPA Water Operation Instructor
• OSFM NFPA Watercraft Technician Instructor
• OSFM NFPA Rope Operations
• OSFM NFPA Rescue Specialist-Vertical 1 and 2
• Paramedic certified
• Paramedic Preceptor
• BCLS Certified
• PALS, ACLS, BLS and ALS certified
• PEDIACTIC, BLS and ALS certified
• CPR, FIRST AID and AED Instructor
• Certified Public Safety Diver Instructor
• Certified Rescue Diver Instructor
• Certified Swift Water Rescue Instructor
• Certified Master Diver
• Certified Advanced Search and Rescue Instructor
• Certified Ice Rescue and Recovery Instructor
• Certified Surface Ice Rescue Instructor
• Certified Evidence Recovery Instructor
• Certified Crime scene Instructor
• Certified Deep Diver Instructor
• Certified Underwater Photographer Instructor
• Certified Equipment Technician
• Certified Dry suit Instructor
• Certified Homicidal Drowning Investigator (Portage Ind. and Central Illinois Police Training Center)
• Certified Management of Moving Water and Flood Operations
• President’s Scholar (Oakton Community College) 1999


Mike Fagel PhD, SAFTEA Master Instructor

Mike2019.jpgDR. Fahel PhD, has been a member of the SAFTD (Second Amendment Foundation Training Division) team since 2016 and currently assists with law enforcement and security curriculum development for the
organization.

Dr. Fagel's background includes over four decades of law-enforcement, fire rescue, and corporate security,  threat response and emergency operations planning. He is an expert witness for state and federal government.

Fagel teaches Risk, Threat, Intelligence and Planning courses for elements of DHS, FEMA He teaches homeland security courses for FEMA as well as several universities throughout the country he is a field instructor and has traveled worldwide working homeland security and critical infrastructure operations.
 
Dr. Fagel has written five textbooks on crisis management emergency operations and soft targets.
His book on crisis management and emergency planning earned book of the year from ASIS.

Dr. Fagel serves SAFTD today in curriculum development, training and mentoring new master instructors in week long workshops.
He holds certifications from the SAFTD as Law Enforcement Master Instructor, NRA and the National Safety Council as an Instructor-Trainer.
He is a certified emergency manger, certified emergency disaster professional, and certified emergency healthcare professional.
He hold registrations and certifications from the state of Illinois, NRA and the Board of Hazard Control Professionals.
He currently also lectures worldwide and teaches at several universities.

Dr. Fagel was instrumental in the development of the National Guard Bureau CERIAC intelligence center as
well as deployment to the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 and the World Trade Center attack in 2001.

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