Christian Schmidt

Christian SchmidtChristian Schmidt serves as a Deputy Chief with the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) where he is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction within the emergency medical services, fire suppression and communications divisions.  He began his career in 1993 with the City of Winnipeg and has since worked in many roles during his career with the service including Paramedic, Communications Officer, Staff Inspector, Project Manager, Superintendent, and Assistant Chief.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service provides EMS service to the citizens of Winnipeg under a contract agreement with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Christian is a co-chair on the WFPS/WRHA Joint Operations Committee (JOC) that guides the high quality care and programs delivered by the members of the service.  In addition, he also co-chairs a JOC group with the Winnipeg Police Service and is a member of the EMS Network of Manitoba which represents all EMS services in the Province of Manitoba.  Recognizing the importance of strong relationships, he works toward building and fostering strong and productive relationships with partner agencies, community groups and through his involvement with the board of directors for a local community shelter.

Christian holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Manitoba and has completed the department CMA accredited Advanced Care Paramedic Program and NFPA Fire Fighter certification.

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