Critical Care Flight Paramedic
Chris Gibson is a critical care flight paramedic and Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness. A former British Soldier with operational experience in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Chris is an NAEMT Affiliate Faculty member for the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Programmes.
Chris is a mountain leader, arctic survival trained, and has summited Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina (6,962 m/22,840 ft) and worked as an expedition medic in the Atacama Desert and on Mount Ojos del Salado (6,893 m/22,615 ft) in Chile. As a passionate wilderness instructor, he has taught Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS), Wilderness First Aid and WEMT courses in the Rainforests and mountains of Guatemala, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Nicaragua and Honduras.
A certified Oil and Gas Offshore medic, Chris has provided primary care, emergency care and prolonged field care for rig staff, soldiers and refugees alike across Iraq and Kurdistan.
He has supported humanitarian operations in the Balkans and Kurdistan, a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) in West Africa and USAR disaster response teams following natural disasters in Guatemala.
Chris is a frequent presenter at EMS conferences and continues his paramedic practice in austere environments, most recently in Afghanistan.
Chris continues to work in HEMS, provide wilderness and disaster medical education and coordinates medical missions for underserved tropical communities. He recently authored a book and course entitled, ‘Rescue, Expedition and Disaster Medicine’ and has his sights set on a trip to Denali.