Ryan Kurth comes to Northwest Rescue with 15 years in public safety.  Starting his public safety career in his hometown as a firefighter with the Harvard Fire Protection District, Mr. Kurth truly understands what it means to be a community partner.  With the vision and goal to provide access to his rural hometown; Mr. Kurth founded Northwest Rescue for the Harvard, IL community so community members could have access to a transport for patients who are acutely ill and critically injured.  Through Mr. Kurth's time serving in his current role as the Chief Executive Officer for Northwest Rescue, Mr. Kurth has also put a large emphasis on pediatric and neonatal transport within the region along with sitting on the region 9 trauma advisory board.  On top of Mr. Kurth's extensive healthcare career, he also served as a Illinois law enforcement officer.



Justen is the Chief Marketing Officer at Northwest Rescue where he is responsible for Business Development, Company Branding, and Community Outreach. On a mission to innovate healthcare, he is focused on expanding the bandwidth of Northwest Rescue by creating strategic community partners, increasing brand awareness, and aligning the organization with physician, hospital and healthcare services.  Prior to Justen’s role at Northwest Rescue, Justen gained experience in strategic healthcare expansion and community development as a Clinical and Community Liaison.  Justen, who also has a passion for fitness, also spent many years with Anytime Fitness cultivating a positive culture with a diverse group of communities spanning from fitness beginners to fitness enthusiasts.  Justen’s results were broadcasted in many publications and featured in countless local campaigns.   Most importantly, Justen takes great satisfaction in the lives that were changed and the impact that is made in the communities he serves. 



Jeff is an experienced paramedic  and dedicated leader; driven by providing the best possible resources to the communities he serves. As a Director of Operations, his goals include positive patient outcomes, strong team workflow, and a strong company culture. In addition to his primary job functions, Jeff has been recognized for his extraordinary commitment to prehospital medicine . Outside of Northwest Rescue, Jeff spends time with his growing family and friends. You can also find Jeff attending specialized ems classes and precepting paramedic students. Jeff has spent the last six years precepting paramedic students all over northern Illinois. Jeff has served in the fire and ems service since 2010, his certificates include: firefighter II, hazmat awareness, hazmat operations, fire service vehicle operator, technical rescue, pediatric advance life support, bls instructor, prehospital trauma life support, advanced cardiovascular life support, expanded scope paramedic, NIMS 100, 200, 700 and 800. Jeff also served as the Chief from a local EMS department.  Jeff oversees operations of multiple ambulances daily and manages a staff of 20.



Adam is known for his diverse background.  From community development to running calls on the ambulance; he can be credited with new fire department mutual aid agreements and MABAS agreements in his time as Northwest Rescue's Fire Department Liaison.  Adam's approach to community engagement is largely inspired by core Fire Service values; save lives and protect property, to promptly and professionally serve the needs of the community with pride, dedication, and excellence never failing to deliver quality emergency life safety services with the highest level of integrity, commitment, teamwork, and community engagement.  Outside of Northwest Rescue Adam has served in the Army National Guard for the State of Wisconsin; where he served his State and Country for 5 years and has achieved the rank of Specialist/E-4.   Adam has served in the Fire Service since 2016, his certifications include: Basic Operations Fire, Vehicle Machinery Operations, Hazmat Operations, Fire Service Vehicle Operator, Medical Unit Leader, & Technical Rescue. Adam also serves for the Northwest Fire Protection District and has achieved the Rank of Lieutenant. His duties include Emergency Medical Services and Public Relations.