Lord, we ask You to bless MLA Rick Fraser in the many duties he fulfills. Give him clarity and the ability to make good decisions. Lead him into opportunities that will be for the benefit of the constituents and the people of our province. Fill his heart with your grace and peace, and may his family be aware of Your love and care for them. In Jesus name, amen.
Rick Fraser was elected to his second term as the Member for Calgary-South East on May 5, 2015.
He currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Standing Committee on Private Bills.
He previously served as Legislative Secretary, Ambulance Services (reporting to the Minister of Health), as Associate Minister of Public Safety and as the Associate Minister of Recovery and Reconstruction of High River.
Mr. Fraser also served as Deputy Government Whip. Like so many Canadians, one of Mr. Fraser’s passions is the game of hockey. Upon graduating high school, he was drafted eighth overall in the 1994 East Coast Hockey League free agent draft by the Columbus Chill. He has enjoyed sharing his love for teamwork and volunteerism by coaching various sports teams in and around his community.
After three and a half years of college, he earned his advanced-care paramedic diploma in the University of Alberta Faculty of Augustana paramedic program. As an advanced-care paramedic, he was responsible for all advanced life-saving procedures outside of a hospital setting combined with advanced treat-and-release, and treat-and-refer protocols for the sick and injured anywhere in Alberta. In addition, Mr. Fraser has served the public for 12 years working for the ambulance service.
Mr. Fraser was a leader in his profession, operating as crew chief in Calgary and teaching advanced cardiac life support to EMS staff, physicians, nurses and students at Lakeland College in Camrose. From 2008 to 2010 he served as president of Calgary paramedics. Additionally, he sat on the Alberta College of Paramedics committee that is responsible for developing a critical care paramedic program and overseeing continuing education for all EMS staff in Alberta. Mr. Fraser also advocates for new paramedic students as the practicum co-ordinator for the Calgary zone of Lakeland College.
Born and raised in Calgary, Rick Fraser and his wife Mishelle are now raising two young sons in Calgary’s southeast side.