About the Instructors

Tom BentleyTom Bentley is an Assistant Chief with the Quincy Fire Department with over twenty years in the fire service. He has worked with JWCC for more than ten years and is currently the Department Chair of the Emergency Services Programs. He served as a Haz-Mat/WMD Manager for the IL-TF1 USAR Team and is the Hazardous Materials Coordinator for the Illinois MABAS Division 44 Haz-Mat Team.


Bill LaTourBill LaTour, JWCC Chief of Campus Police, was with the Quincy Police Department for six years, serving as accreditation manager and a member of the Emergency Response Team. At JWCC he supervises Campus Security and is responsible for the college’s comprehensive risk management.