Exceptional First Aid Trainers
At Canadian Outdoor Medical Consulting, we believe that quality first aid education should be made readily available to all outdoor professionals and recreationalists. We believe education, communication and cooperation to be key components of safety in the wilderness and outdoor settings
CATHERINE MALETTE, CCP
Catherine has been a paramedic in BC for over 10 years, most recently working as a critical flight paramedic for British Columbia Emergency Health Services. She has an extensive background in Outdoor Emergency Care, working as a pro ski patroller for Whistler Blackcomb and teaching the National Ski Patrol first aid curriculum to hundreds of outdoor professionals in the Sea to Sky corridor. Most recently, she has been focusing on advancing her knowledge of paramedicine and adult education. Passionate about outdoor medicine, she has been attending a wide variety of events, such as the Wilderness World Medical Conference in Whistler. Mother of 2, she is an advocate for women in outdoor leadership roles. Her ways of empowering are through education and connection while playing outside safely.
MATTHEW SMITH, CCP/ITT
Matthew is a critical care flight paramedic currently working for British Columbia Emergency Health Services and lives in Squamish. He will be working in the Whistler bike park as a pro patroller this season, and has spend the last several winters volunteering as member of the Blackcomb Ski Patrol. He has been a paramedic for 15 years, and has worked as a land ACP, Tactical and CBRNE medic, as well as a member of a mountain bike response unit. He has lived and worked across Canada and the US from the Yukon to BC to Wyoming, and has experience as a raft guide, ski patroller, ski instructor and is a PMBI level 1 mountain bike instructor. He holds a diploma in Adult Education from St FX, and a diploma in Outdoor Education from Columbia College.
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