About Our Team

“Our mission at Elite Firearms Training is to provide each one of our students with the highest quality of firearms training in the world.  Firearm safety is our highest priority.  We will inspire and educate everyone who wants to learn about firearms for self-defense and recreation.”

Emmett Jarvis

Emmett Jarvis

Chief Instructor

 

A 1994 graduate of Wellington High School in South Florida, Firearms Instructor Emmett Jarvis has always been interested in sports, shooting and outdoor activities.  In 1999, he earned the title of Journeyman Electrician and obtained his Electrical Master’s license in 2002. He opened up Loxahatchee Electrical Services LLC in 2004, which currently services all of Palm Beach County.  He started another company, Jarvis Guns and Ammo Inc. in 2013.  With a strong passion to teach others firearms safety and defensive firearms use, he, along with partners Chris and Zach Burke, formed Elite Firearms Training Inc. in 2014.

Emmett has over 35 years of experience in shooting and training with firearms. He learned most of his firearms skills from his father, Richard Jarvis, a former law enforcement officer, range master and competitive shooter.  He also received instruction and guidance from top tier instructors including Tom Givens, John Farnam and Dave Spaulding which has helped hone Emmett’s well-rounded knowledge of firearms, instruction and safety.

Now, turning a new page in his life he has recently taken up competitive shooting in USPSA and has already been offered sponsorship from United Tactical Federation, Blackhawk Custom Cerakote and Ammunition Depot. Constantly trying to learn from the best and perfect his own skills Emmett looks to be one of the best firearms instructors for today and tomorrow’s generation of firearms enthusiasts.

His credentials include:

  • SIG Sauer Academy Certified Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Appointed Training Counsleor for all Instructor Disciplines
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
  • NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor
  • NRA Certified Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor
  • NRA Certified Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor
  • NRA Certified Metallic Cartridge and Shotgun Shell Reloading Instructor
  • NRA Certified Muzzle Loading Instructor
  • NRA Certified Refuse to Be a Victim Instructor
  • NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
  • Benefactor Life Member of the NRA
  • NRA Recruiter
  • Life Member of The Second Amendment Foundation
  • Member National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)
  • Member International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)
  • Master Firearms Instructor International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)
  • Law of Self Defense Certified Instructor (Andrew Branca)
  • State of Florida Licensed Private Investigator
  • Member Florida Association of Licensed Investigators (FALI)
  • Larry Vickers 2 Day Advanced Pistol Graduate
  • Combative Pistol with Tom Givens Graduate
  • Rangemaster Certified Firearms Instructor (Tom Givens)
  • Rangemaster Certified Advanced Firearms Instructor (Tom Givens)
  • Rangemaster Certified Defensive Shotgun Instructor (Tom Givens)
  • Rangemaster Advanced Pistol 3 Day with Vehicle Module (Tom Givens)
  • Defensive Pistol with John Farnam Graduate
  • Defense Training International Staff Firearms Instructor (John Farnam)
  • Defense Training International Tactical Treatment of Gun Shot Wounds Graduate (John Farnam)
  • Defense Training International Teaching Women to Shoot Graduate (Vicki Farnam)
  • Handgun Combatives with Dave Spaulding Graduate
  • Critical Space Defensive Pistol with Dave Spaulding Graduate
  • United Tactical Federation Law Enforcement Street Survival TacMed Course Graduate
  • Attended Becoming an Expert Witness with Massad Ayoob/Marty Hayes
  • Massad Ayoob MAG40 Graduate and awarded Top Shooter
  • AttendedBallistic Gel Shooting Course with Chuck Haggard
  • Operation Specific Training M.O.A.C. 2016 and 2017 Graduate
  • Attended Operator Carbine with Robert Keller of Gamut Resolutions
  • Attended Competitive Pistol Course with World Champion Robert Vogel of Vogel Dynamics
  • Has also attended classes with Cecil Burch, Greg Ellifritz, Claude Werner, Spencer Keepers and Lee Weems
  • Ultimate Training Munitions(UTM) Certified Trainer
  • United States Practical Shooting Association Competitive Shooter
  • International Defensive Pistol Association Competitive Shooter
  • Glock Shooting Sports Foundation Competitive Shooter
  • Certified Glock Armorer
  • Certified Beretta 1301 Shotgun Armorer
  • Certified Sig Sauer P320 Armorer
  • Certified S&W M&P Armorer
  • Holds a Manufacturers Federal Firearms License with SOT

 

Zach Burke

Zach Burke

Instructor

Zach grew up in West Palm Beach, FL where he attended Palm Beach Gardens HS.  Zach has always been active in sports, playing basketball, football, and volleyball in high school.  He graduated from The Florida State University with a degree in Sports Management. While at Florida State, Zach became a speed and strength coach, training athletes of all ages as well as law enforcement recruits in the police academy.  Zach admits that getting involved with training law enforcement recruits helped lead him to his career today.  After graduation, Zach moved back to South Florida, where he attended the police academy himself and is currently a Police Officer.  Zach has a huge passion for teaching and educating others.  He became involved with firearms at a young age, and is an avid gun enthusiast.  Zach teamed up with his brother Chris Burke and good friend Emmett Jarvis to start Elite Firearms Training.  Zach is a certified NRA Firearms Instructor and a Range Safety Officer.  Zach’s upbeat personality and enthusiasm is contagious and you will enjoy every class he instructs.

His credentials include:

  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
  • Member of the NRA
  • Police Officer
  • Glock Shooting Sports Foundation Competitive Shooter
  • USA Weightlifting Certified Coach.
Chris Burke

Chris Burke

Instructor

Chris Burke grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida and graduated from Wellington High School.  Chris has had a passion for playing a variety of sports and taking that passion to the coaching level.  Working with kids and passing on as much knowledge as possible to youth has been the most rewarding aspect of his life.  Chris’s career has steered him away from the athletic coaching level and toward an exciting career in aviation.  Chris has been an aircraft mechanic/crew chief working on all aspects and all types of aircraft from small Cessna 152s to corporate aircraft to currently working at Sikorsky Aircraft building Blackhawk Helicopters for the United States Armed Forces.  Professionalism, perfection, safety, and a strong work ethic in the aviation field has been carried over to all areas of Chris’s life.  Chris became an avid gun enthusiast when he met his longtime friend, Emmett Jarvis, and the passion for shooting has grown like wildfire.  Chris, Emmett and Chris’s younger brother Zach Burke decided to take their passion to the next level and start Elite Firearms Training.  Chris quickly became a certified NRA firearms instructor and a Range Officer and that passion for coaching/teaching came roaring back.  Chris’s passion, professionalism, and enthusiasm for teaching makes every class a pleasure to be a part of.

His credentials include:

  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
  • Glock Shooting Sports Foundation Competitive Shooter