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Criss Brainard, EMT-P

Criss Brainard, EMT-P

Criss Brainard, EMS Deputy Chief, for San Diego Fire Rescue. He has been with the fire department for 31 years and also has been a Paramedic for 34-years. Just prior to re-joining EMS, Criss completed two years as a Shift Commander in Fire Operations managing major incidents and personnel. Chief Brainard has extensive experience in emergency operations, is an instructor at EMSTA Paramedic College, speaks at national conferences, is a member of the Editorial Board for JEMS and has published numerous articles in fire and EMS journals.

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