Steve Fraser has over 28 years as a first responder. Starting his journey as a volunteer firefighter on the Sunshine Coast, he transitioned to Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services where he retired in 2023 after 25 years of service. During this time with Vancouver Fire, Steve was the co-ordinator of the departments peer support team. Managing over 40 trained peer supporters that delivered over 100 defusing per year. Steve spent the last 5 years in a unique role as Captain of Mental Health and Wellness, a dedicated position in his department, and the first full-time position of its kind in Canada.
Steve is a certified CISM instructor, a Field Traumatologist, a Psychological First Aid Provider and a Level 3, Lead Trainer for the Canadian Mental Health Association. Today, Steve continues to educate and provide nationwide guidance to both individuals and departments on the effects of trauma.
Steve is a RTT KAT Alumni and through this journey he brings his personal experience of working through trauma to others. Steve resides in the unceded territories of Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations in North Vancouver and can be found on most mornings hiking the beautiful forests with his loving K9 companion Lola.