Norm Rooker

Norm RookerNorm recently retired as Chief Paramedic, Ouray County EMS in Ouray, Colorado.

Norm is a popular speaker on the national EMS, fire & rescue lecture circuit including FIRE-RESCUE WEST; EMS EXPO, the annual educational conference sponsored by EMS Magazine; OUTLOOK, the annual educational conference for the National Association of EMTs; SAR, the annual education conference for NASAR, the National Association for Search and Rescue, as well as numerous state and local conferences.

He has also served as both a speaker and the medical track leader for SAREX 2001, the California State Search and Rescue Conference put on by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

Norm has served as faculty for multiple EMT, Paramedic and Fire Science training programs in both the industrial, community college and university settings.

He has been a Heavy Rescue Instructor for the California State Fire Marshal’s Office, an EMT-T and is a member of his department’s surf and cliff rescue teams and technical rescue committee.

Norm is prodigious user of any training or education offered by almost anyone, including but not limited to COMTOMS, PEMSTP, SARMR, ICS, Urban Rescue, Water Rescue, California’s POST 11550 Drug Influence certification, as well as the usual Paramedic Merit badges such as ACLS, PALS, PHTLS and others.

Norm is lifetime member of the National Association for Search And Rescue, NASAR, and was recently re-elected to the Board of Directors.

He is a member of the NASAR External Affairs Committee, Chair of the Technical Affairs Committee as well as the chairman for the NASAR Flood & Water Rescue Advisory Group.

He is a past member of the NASAR Medical Advisory Committee and one of the developers of NASAR’s Search & Rescue Medical Responder, SARMR, Program including writing the chapter on burn injuries for the SARMR text book.