Brandy Behrisch



Jan 2013 - Apr 2016

Criminal Justice - Policing Diploma

Lethbridge College
  • 81.5-credit program
  • Expected completion in 2016, Justice Studies Degree begins May 2016
  • Skills and knowledge to make an impact in policing field
  • Qualified instructors with real policing experience
  • Topics range from criminal and procedural law to interpersonal skills and criminology
  • Learn about interviewing, courtroom procedures, conflict management, and investigative techniques
Sep 2014 - Nov 2014

Bylaw Compliance, Enforcement & Investigative Skills Certificate Program Level 1

Justice Institute of British Columbia
  • 3-credit program
  • Provides the fundamental knowledge and skills required to function effectively in the role of a local government bylaw officer
  • Examine relevant legislation; duties and powers of a bylaw officer
  • Interpretation of bylaws; compliance and enforcement measures/options
  • Effective investigation skills including evidence collection, documentation, and presentation of the evidence in legal and non-legal proceedings
  • Current issues impacting enforcement work, including issues related to diversity, mental health and homelessness
  • Emphasis is placed on developing skills and knowledge to enhance ability to defuse emotionally charged situations and to manage own personal safety and the safety of others
  • Gain a better understanding of issues connected to diversity, mental health, and homelessness.
  • Uses a blend of online learning and in class delivery.
Aug 2014 - Aug 2014

Emergency Fire and Advanced Emergency Medical Dispatch Certificate

Priority Dispatch Coorporation
  • 40 hours of fire and medical dispatch training
  • Background information related to call taking and dispatch functions, including in-depth, hands-on practice with the IAED protocols in preparation for on-line use
  • Training is applicable for dispatch personnel, supervisors, and communication centre managers
Sep 2013 - Sep 2013

Canadian Red Cross AED/CPR First Aid Instructor Course

Breath For Life
  • 34 hours
  • Based on the Canadian Red Cross Program
  • Gain familiarity with teaching principles and learning theory to teach First Aid and CPR/AED courses
  • Required to complete 3 assignments to reinforce learning
  • Peer evaluation on presentation performance facilitates the identification of strengths and areas for growth
  • Student initiated co-teach, approved by the Instructor Trainer
Jan 2013 - May 2013

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

Keyano College
  • 15-credit, 20-week program
  • Experience in emergency care skills: patient assessment, airway management, wound care, splinting, CPR, managing medical emergencies, IV therapy and cardiac monitoring
  • Acquire skills to provide basic pre-hospital emergency care in urban and rural settings, where definitive care may be minutes or hours away
  • Use knowledge in the areas of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to make a field diagnosis and treat traumatic, environmental or medical emergencies
Nov 2012 - Nov 2012

Emergency Medical Responder Certificate

Alberta Health & Safety Training Institute
  • 140 hour blend of independent study and instructor guided learning
  • 90 hour classroom work is structured to train students to work as members of the EMS community through lecture and lab practice 
  • Minimum of 50 hours of independent home study
  • Instructed by EMS professionals active in their profession
  • Focus on independence, risk taking and good judgment
  • Highest standards and competencies as dictated by the Alberta College of Paramedics Code of Conduct
  • Complete knowledge of EMS and course materials
  • Visual, hands-on, audio and text learning
Sep 1992 - May 1995

British Columbia Certificate of Graduation

Caledonia Senior Secondary School
  • Academic Dogwood Diploma

Work History

Work History
Jan 2004 - Present

Public Relations (volunteer)

Ecole St. Paul School Council - Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • Various roles - Public Relations, Chair, Vice-chair, Classroom Representative
  • Coordinate fundraising, seek out fundraising initiatives
  • Assist teachers in classrooms with projects
  • Parent of a Roots of Empathy child
  • Lead school council meetings
  • Design agenda for meetings
  • Advertise different school events in various ways including social media
Nov 2015 - Present

Protection Services Officer I

Alberta Health Services - Northern Lights Regional Health Centre

• Provide a safe and secure environment for all staff, patients, and visitors
• Control access within and out of the health facilities and report or investigate irregularities
• Respond to emergencies
• Assist clinical staff with patient interventions
• Educate others through presentation of in-services specific to individual safety & security

May 2015 - Present

Head First Aid Instructor

Wood Buffalo First Aid Training - Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • Instruct to Canadian Red Cross standards
  • Adapt to different learning styles
  • Scheduling, marketing and administrative duties
Jun 2013 - Present

Program Coordinator

Global Partners Institute - Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • Recruit and support host families for international exchange high school students
  • Maintain open communication between students, host parents and school
  • Assist families with cultural differences and provide support, as needed, to both host families and students
  • Maintain confidentiality and professionalism at all times
Jul 2014 - Present

Primary Care Paramedic

British Columbia Ambulance Service - Terrace, British Columbia
  • Respond to emergency situations
  • Assess patients
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Start intravenous lines
  • Administer medications within scope of practice
  • Transport patients
  • Patient handover to hospital
Sep 2013 - Apr 2015

Septage Inspector

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo - Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • Monitor septage disposal operations to ensure compliance with Municipal By-Laws, Provincial and Federal Acts and Legislation
  • Answer inquires, maintain files, compile records and submit reports
  • Interact with commercial septage haulers, contractors, government agencies, and wastewater operations and maintenance
  • Discuss and resolve various customer concerns and problems
  • Traffic control duties as required, quarantine unacceptable materials and hauler until Environmental Enforcement Officer arrives, conduct and assist with various waste screen audits
  • Maintain professionalism and use proper personal protection equipment at all times
  • Check all vehicle equipment for proper functioning prior to use
Mar 2013 - May 2013

Emergency Medical Technician (practicum placement)

Fort McMurray Fire Department/Northern Lights Regional Health Centre
  • Respond to emergency situations
  • Assess patients
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Start intravenous lines
  • Administer medications within scope of practice
  • Transport patients
  • Patient handover to hospital
Apr 2012 - Oct 2012

Fish & Wildlife and Lands Administrator

Environment & Sustainable Resources - Government of Alberta
  • Receptionist duties
  • Screen calls
  • Dispatch Fish & Wildlife officers to calls
  • Enter violation tickets into ENFOR
  • Handle reports for court
  • Counter service
  • Renewals of leases
  • Re-issuing licenses
  • Work independent


Jan 2014 - Jan 2019

Primary Care Paramedic

British Columbia Emergency Medical Assistant Licensing Board
1996 - Dec 2017

Restricted Firearms Licence Possesion Acquisition

Government of Canada
Jan 2013 - Dec 2017

Class 4 Alberta Operator's Licence

Alberta Government
Aug 2015 - Aug 2016

Pressure Points Control Tactics (PPCT) Certificate

PPCT Management Systems Inc.
Aug 2015 - Present

Saber OC Spray Projectiles

Alberta Defensive Tactics Training
Sep 2015 - Present

Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC)

Alberta Defensive Tactics Training
Nov 2013 - Present

7 Habits for Highly Effective People

Franklin Covey
Mar 2013 - Mar 2016

International Trauma Life Support Basic Provider Course

International Trauma Life Support
Jan 2013 - Jan 2016

BLS for HCP (C)

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada
Jul 2013 - Dec 2015

Registered Emergency Medical Technician

Alberta College of Paramedics


  • Public speaking                                  
  • Fitness
  • Weight lifting
  • Volunteering
  • Teaching
  • Professional development
  • Community involvement


  • Calm in emergency situations
  • Culturally-sensitive
  • Dedicated employee
  • Fast learner
  • Professional
  • Exemplifies integrity