Marine Emergency Response Group
Maritime Training for Maritime Professionals

Public Safety Emergency Response Training
NASBLA BOAT Program Courses
USCG Captains License Courses
Jet Boat Operations


Duane Breisch Jr, known as DJ, is a retired professional firefighter with over 25 years of service with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.  In his service he has received training and certification in swift water boat operation and as a rescue swimmer and as a qualified fireboat operator.  DJ retired from Fairfax County Fire Station 20 and where he operated the 36' MetalCraft fire boat Gunston Hall.

In addition to his career as a firefighter, DJ has worked at Hampton's Landing Marina in Woodbridge Virginia as marina operations manager, performing functions to include travelift operation, yard facility maintenance and construction.

DJ holds a USCG Master 100 ton with towing and radar endorsements and operates towing and salvage vessels for Potomac Marine. Through this experience DJ has become an instructor for the USCG Merchant Mariner Master certification course provided through MERG. In addition he has been involved in the Potomac River Rescue Association, river rescue drills as an evaluator and coordinator.