Bob Breed

Vice President and GM
NRC Special Operations Group – SRS

27+ Years Industry Experience

Meet Bob Breed

Bobby provides hands-on leadership and management for all field related services of SRS (NRC’s Special Operations Division). His duties also include operations, business development, accounting, personnel management, as well as design and manufacturing of specialty response and firefighting equipment for industry.

His extensive operations and project management experience provides NRC with competent daily management of personnel and resources for all Special Operations field activities. His knowledge of personnel qualifications and the required equipment resources ensures that NRC will respond with the expertise and equipment necessary for the safe resolution of hazardous incidents.

Bobby has nearly three decades of experience in emergency response including the management of major hazardous materials incidents around the world. His expertise encompassed all aspects of the environmental response, firefighting, explosive material management, remediation, compressed gas transfer and commodity protection, including equipment fabrication for specialized response situations.

He has also served as an instructor in the Special Tactics and Flammable Liquid Firefighting training programs at Texas A&M, LSU, Ontario Fire College, and various other locations. He recently served on a panel to support the NFPA research on flammable unit train response.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Chemical Emergency Response and Railcar Specialist
  • Industrial Firefighter
  • Compressed Gas Specialist
  • Reactive/Explosive Disposal Supervisor


Education and Specialized Certifications:

  • Texas A&M University—Municipal and Industrial Firefighting Program
  • OSHA 40 Hour hazardous Waste Operations and 40 Hour Hazardous Materials Technician
  • State of Texas Certified Firefighter
  • Instructor- Ontario Fire College, Gravenhurst, Ontario
  • Certified Emergency Medical Technician (10-years)
  • Instructor- Illinois Fire Safety Institute- Flammable Liquid Fire Suppression, Rail
  • Flammable Liquid Firefighting, Specialist Foam Applications for Flammable Liquids
  • Reactive Explosive Technician
  • Project Management Training
  • Compressed Gas Transfer Techniques and Advanced Patching and Repair
  • Chlorine Institute-Chlorine Incident Management and Response
  • Anhydrous Ammonia-Live Agent Training Instructor
  • Confined Space-Rescue, Entrant and Stand-by
  • Instructor-Advanced Tank Car Course-TTCI
  • Instructor-Advanced Tank Truck Response Course-TTCI
  • Instructor-methods of Mitigation-Wisconsin Military Academy
  • Instructor-Louisiana Emergency Training Center
  • Instructor-Rail Related Response-Texas A&M University
  • Instructor-Chlorine Institute-CHLOREP Seminars
  • Instructor- Advance Tank Car Damage Assessment
  • Instructor- Ethanol and Crude Oil Specific Fire Suppression, and Foam Application
  • Instructor- Crude Oil Considerations for container fires
  • Tank Car Awareness, Tank Car Advanced Responder
  • Tank Car Specialist
  • Advanced Industrial Firefighting-Texas A&M University
  • Tank Car/Tank Truck Emergency Response
  • Cylinder Specialist-Response and Identification
  • Instructor-TRANSCAER Training
  • Advanced Methods of Mitigation for Compressed Gases
  • Recognition, Treatment and Protection for Injuries Involved Hazardous Materials
  • Anhydrous Chlorine Products Reactive Awareness
  • Instructor- American Petroleum Institute- Crude by Rail


Professional Associations:

  • Member-International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators- IABTI