Steve Patrick
Director, Fire and Rescue Trainer

Steve joined the New Zealand Fire Service at a young age and left the department as a Station Officer in charge of a downtown city firehall. Over that 20 year career Steve attended numerous emergency incidents as well as having an active role in training. On coming to Canada Steve quickly found a role in industry providing specialised rescue skills to the oil industry. Now as a Firefighter/EMT he has obtained a number of qualifications in his career. While still involved in training he is able to bring knowledge from his Diploma in Fire & Rescue Services as well as holding a number of NFPA qualifications, his passion for training is shown in the programs developed for Fire-Med Solutions customers.

Steve’s Qualifications

Management and Education

Certificate in Management (NZIM)
NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Level I & II – Justice Institute of BC (IFSAC)
Proctor/Evaluator – Alberta Fire Commissioners Office (NFPA 1001, 1003, 1006-Rope, 472 Tech)

Firefighting / Rescue

Station Officer – New Zealand Fire Service – Auckland (20 Years)
Senior Instructor, Qualified Firefighter Programme – Fire and Emergency New Zealand (1 Year)
Firefighter / EMT – Canadian Natural Fire Department (7 Years)
Firefighter – Ottawa Fire Services (1 Year)

Diploma in Fire and Rescue Services Level 5 – New Zealand Fire Service (Frsito/NZQA)
NFPA 1001 – Professional Firefighter Level I & II – Texas Commission on Fire Protection (IFSAC)
NFPA 1003 – Aircraft Firefighter – Government of Alberta Municipal Affairs, Canada (IFSAC)
NFPA 1006 – Technical Rescuer Awareness – Government of Alberta Municipal Affairs, Canada (IFSAC)
NFPA 1006 – Technical Rescuer Rope Level I & II – Government of Alberta Municipal Affairs, Canada (IFSAC)
NFPA 1006 – Technical Rescuer Confined Space Level I & II – Government of Alberta Municipal Affairs, Canada (IFSAC)
NFPA 1521 – Incident Safety Officer – Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy (Proboard)
NFPA 472 – Hazmat Awareness and Operations – Texas Commission on Fire Protection (IFSAC)
NFPA 472 – Hazmat Technician – Government of Alberta Municipal Affairs, Canada (IFSAC)
Aircraft Firefighter – FESTI, Pearson International Airport Authority, Toronto, Canada (IFE)

Medical

Emergency Medical Technician, EMT-A (Ambulance) – Alberta College of Paramedics
Primary Care Paramedic – Canadian Medical Association

Outside Organisations

Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT 1) – Rescue 3 International, Canada
Swiftwater Rescue Technician (Advanced) – Rescue 3 International, Canada
Rescue from Vehicles in Water – Rescue 3 International, Canada
Ice Water Rescue Technician – Rescue 3 International, Canada
Open Water Diver – PADI
Boatmaster – NZ Coastguard
Marine Radio Operator – NZ Coastguard