About Us

Ferretti S&R

Ferretti Salvage and Recycling began serving the Eastern and Midwest region in 2021. Founded by Timothy Ferretti, Ferretti S&R is a SDVOSB that provides Safety and Environmental consulting and training for government, commercial, and industrial clientele in regards to Decommissioning equipment, Industrial demolition, Hazardous material cleanup, Automotive recycling, and Alternative fuel/ electric vehicles. We exclusively work by contract and appointment.

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Our Team

Timothy Ferretti

Tim is the Safety Manager for multiple companies throughout Illinois in the Scrap metal and Automotive recycling industries. A former Marine with Hazmat and electronics training Tim transitioned to the scrap and auto recycling safety field in 2010. Throughout his career Tim has been developing safe procedures for, and training salvage yards on, how to dismantle Propane, Hybrid, Electric, CNG, and LNG vehicles as each new model is released. After expanding into the industrial demolition industry Tim was trained and certified as a HAZWOPER Supervisor then HazMat Tech. 

Tim has most recently began instructing HazMat level classes as a Subject mater expert in the AFV/EV/HEV systems.

Chris Bednarek

Chris is the Deputy Fire Chief of the South Chicago Heights Fire Dept., where he has been since 2021 following a 20-year career with the Chicago Heights Fire Dept.  Chris is also the Fire Certification Specialist Supervisor for the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal's Division of Personnel Standards & Education.  During his nearly 30 year fire service career, Chris has worked as a Paid-On-Call firefighter, contract firefighter/paramedic, company officer, and training officer.  Chris also spent several years as a rescue specialist and safety officer with Illinois Task Force 1, the state's Urban Search & Rescue team.​

Chris has served as an instructor for various academies throughout the north-central region of Illinois, most notably with the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI), where he has worked primarily in the rope, confined space, and vehicle & machinery rescue programs.  Chris is a member of the SouthSide F.O.O.L.S. in Chicago and has served on the F.O.O.L.S. International Executive Board since 2015.

Training Conducted and Certifications Held