Rick Fraser was elected to his first term as the Member for Calgary-South East on April 23, 2012. Mr. Fraser currently serves as a member of the following committees:
- Special Standing Committee on Members´ Services
- Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship
- Standing Committee on Families and Communities
- Strategic Tourism and Marketing Council
Previously he served as a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. 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 is now raising two young sons with his wife in Calgary´s southeast side.
March 18, 2013