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Jason Friesen

Profile page created Dec 08, 2023

Founder & Executive Director


Jason is a paramedic by training, and has been working in emergency management since 2005. He earned his B.A. in English from Westmont College, completed his Paramedic training at Southwestern College in 2008, and received an MPH from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health in 2012. He is originally from the NYC-area and has spent many years living and working in emergency response agencies in North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa for a number of recognized international emergency response organizations, including Project HOPE where he was the Haiti Country Director following the 2010 earthquake. Aside from ambulance operations and EMS management, he has also worked as a flight medic and paramedic instructor, a contributing author for EMS publications, and provides consulting for a range of emergency response organizations in communications and systems development.