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Jan 2013Apr 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 2014Nov 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 2014Aug 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 2013Sep 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 2013May 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 2012Nov 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 1992May 1995

British Columbia Certificate of Graduation

Caledonia Senior Secondary School
  • Academic Dogwood Diploma

Work experience

Jan 2004Present

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
Jul 2014Present

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
Jun 2013Present

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
May 2015Present

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
Nov 2015Present

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

Sep 2013Apr 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 2013May 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 2012Oct 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


Jamie Erickson

Owner/Head Instructor

Alberta Defensive Tactics Training Inc.


[email protected] 

Kevin Gannon

Manager - Trade Services

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo


[email protected]

Norene (Nor) Parke

Superintendent – Skeena District

British Columbia Ambulance Service


[email protected]

Inspector Trevor Sellin

Fish & Wildlife

Government of Alberta

780-721-6488 [email protected]

Sergeant Wanda Costello

Integrated Traffic Services

Wood Buffalo Detachment

780-715-8709 [email protected]


Jan 2014Jan 2019

Primary Care Paramedic

British Columbia Emergency Medical Assistant Licensing Board
Nov 2013Present

7 Habits for Highly Effective People

Franklin Covey
Sep 2015Present

Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC)

Alberta Defensive Tactics Training
Aug 2015Present

Saber OC Spray Projectiles

Alberta Defensive Tactics Training
Jan 2013Dec 2017

Class 4 Alberta Operator's Licence

Alberta Government
1996Dec 2017

Restricted Firearms Licence Possesion Acquisition

Government of Canada
Aug 2015Aug 2016

Pressure Points Control Tactics (PPCT) Certificate

PPCT Management Systems Inc.
Mar 2013Mar 2016

International Trauma Life Support Basic Provider Course

International Trauma Life Support
Jan 2013Jan 2016

BLS for HCP (C)

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada
Jul 2013Dec 2015

Registered Emergency Medical Technician

Alberta College of Paramedics

Certifications and Cover Letter


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


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