Wes Taylor

Ill. Community College

Wes Taylor is currently an instructor with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Business & Industry Department.  Wes is a retired Fire Chief with 20 years of service for the West Frankfort, Illinois, Fire Department. He is an Army and Army National Guard veteran with combat engineering, artillery, and infantry modes of service.  Wes is a certified instructor for MSHA, OSHA, PEC/Veriforce Oil & Gas, American Heart Association, and Red Cross.  He is a certified Instructor I and holds multiple training certifications through the Illinois Fire Service Institute & Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal, and an EMT Lead Instructor.  Wes has numerous other instructor/trainer certifications including FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness Incident Command System, Illinois Terrorism Task Force Unified Command, Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Illinois Schools, and was a former US National Guard instructor.  Wes has an Associate’s of Science in Pre-Engineering and attended University of Missouri at Rolla and Southern Illinois University Carbondale for Mining Engineering.