Bio for Shane Fitzpatrick
As an Advanced Care Tactical Paramedic working in a large urban center, Shane knows the importance that time plays when responding to life threatening bleeding. Shane has worked within the public safety community for over 20 years with experience in mountain rescue, avalanche forecasting, emergency medical services and tactical medicine.
Shane has been instrumental in the development of the Alberta Health Services EMS Active Shooter/Hostile Event response protocol, collaborated with the International Public Safety Association (IPSA) to produce several publications on tactical medicine and was rewarded with a Certificate of Exemplary Recognition in Innovation and Leadership from Alberta Health Services. Shane is dedicated and passionate about training the first responder community and the general public in Stop the Bleed techniques and empowering them to become the immediate responder prior to the arrival of medical professionals.
Shane enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He is an outdoors enthusiast and loves to ski, climb and mountain bike in the Rocky Mountains. As a volunteer medic at summer camp, he was appropriately referred to as ‘Nine Lives’.