Curtis R. Bio

Curtis R. is a full-time firefighter and primary care paramedic. Curtis has been involved in emergency services for 7 + years. Curtis was first trained in CISM 4+ years ago and has been his fire department’s CISM Team Lead for the past 4 years. Curtis has experience in CISM Team development and has participated in delivery of CISM peer support interventions. He is a proponent of Pre-Incident Education and CISM refresher training. The reason why he supports this program is seeing the significant change in his membership from not caring about mental health to taking an active role in their own mental health and wellbeing by reaching out to mental health services, making a profound impact in the culture within his department. Curtis is a liaison for fire and paramedics and brings his years of experience to inform the council on trending needs and issues of first responders in Alberta.