Bruce Ramsay, Métis, retired as Deputy Fire Chief from the District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services after thirty years. He is currently a Critical Incident Stress Management Trainer, Counsellor and Consultant in private practice. Within that practice he delivers training, both through the Justice Institute of BC and through contract to private corporations, Indian Health Services (USA), and other emergency service agencies.
The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation recognizes Bruce as an Authorized trainer for Group Crisis Intervention-Basic and Advanced, Peer (Assisting Individuals in Crisis), and Trauma and Addictions. Recently Bruce has become an affiliate faculty member of Resiliency Sciences Institute in association with the University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus.
Bruce is an Aboriginal person (Métis) as defined in the Canadian Constitution and has worked in First Nations’ (Canada) and American Indian communities over the last twenty-one years providing CISM training to Mental Health Professionals, Counsellors, Tribal Police and all community front line responders.
The Traumatology Institute of South Florida University recognizes Bruce as a Certified Traumatologist. He is also a Certified Trauma Responder with the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists and is a past Vice President of that organization.
He is a well known speaker on the management and development of trauma services, having presented on behalf of the Justice Institute, First Nations’ Emergency Services of BC, the Yukon Aboriginal Health Program, BC Fire Chiefs Association, Aberdeen Indian Health Services, Oklahoma University Health Promotions, Aramco-Saudi Arabia and on several occasions at the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) World Congress on Stress, Trauma and Coping in the Emergency Professions.
Bruce is also trained in Thought Field Therapy (TFT) at the Advanced level and is authorized by Callahan Techniques as a trainer. A member of the ICISF since its’ inception, and a crisis intervention trainer for twenty-five years, Bruce has twice been presented with recognition for outstanding contributions to Critical Incident Stress Management including formation of the first aboriginal CISM team in the world.
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