Bruce Brink has over 40 years of extensive public service experience, and is a qualified Advanced Care Paramedic, former Critical Care Flight Paramedic and medivac pilot. Bruce’s experience includes demonstrated high level decision making, management of creative responses in extreme conditions and fluid situations, flexibility, and leading by example. Bruce has proven ability in the design and implementation of training and safety programs, and was a clinical instructor, mentor and preceptor in the BC Ambulance Advanced Care Paramedic Programs.
Bruce was Chief of Air Rescue Operations during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games , which included the creation and implementation of operational guidelines, intensive collaboration with key stakeholders, and training the rescue pilots and air crews. . Bruce now spends the winter months in Whistler working as a Professional ski patroller and Avalanche Rescue Dog Handler. In 2013 Bruce became the first Canadian Paramedic to complete the rigid qualifications of the International Association for Alpine Rescue Diploma in Mountain Medicine.
Bruce is also an experienced Design Consultant, working with Emergco Technical Solutions, and was a co-developer of the ARP, the standard personal carriage device for helicopter rescue operations. He also played a key role in creating the training and learning validation strategies for rescue pilots and aircrew and has also been the author of a number of Operations Guidelines and Memoranda of Understanding between Air Carriers and partner organizations.