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Bob Parkinson

Robert is a Duty Supervisor for BC Ambulance Service and the current Health and Wellness Director for the paramedics and dispatchers of BC.

Starting his career as a paramedic in 1996 in Northern BC, he came to the lower mainland in 2003.  He worked in the GVRD until 2011 when he was promoted to Paramedic Chief in the Town of Port McNeill, he returned to Vancouver in 2014 taking on the role of Duty Supervisor.  Working passionately as a worker’s advocate Robert sits on several committees dealing with Health, Wellness and Safety including WSBC’s First Responders Mental Health Committee which actively promotes positive mental health and provides the leadership, best practices (resources, awareness, education, training, and supports) that first responders, their communities, and leaders need.  He also sits on the provincial Psychological Health and Safety committee working on implementing the CSA Z1003 Mental Health standard into all Health Authorities in BC.

Robert is married with three children and shares his passion to assist members of uniform with his paramedic wife Sophia.  Robert feels privileged to be a part of Honour House and the support it provides for uniformed personnel and their families.