Paul Rankin

Paul Rankin

BSc (Hons)

Associate • Emergency Management

After serving in Her Majesty’s Royal Navy, Paul joined the UK police force where he spent 11 years as an officer in London, working in specialist units including Public Order, Counter-Terrorism and CBRN before joining the Tactical Firearms Unit. Paul managed to walk the fine line of remaining an operational officer while working as a member of the training unit. As the lead medical instructor, he had the opportunity to work alongside and instruct the fire service, EMS as well as various UK policing and military units.

He is proud to have graduated from Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth as well as Imperial College, London. His background as a military officer and police officer allowed him to develop a broad range of operational experience in incident management, ranging from tactical response to incident command. As an instructor, this knowledge was further developed in the training environment where he has experience ranging from program development to multi-agency exercise design.

Paul emigrated to Canada in 2016, where his love of the wilderness and the Rocky Mountains drew him to Alberta. He has been successfully delivering and developing training courses for outdoor professionals, emergency responders, military, and government organisations. Whether teaching in the classroom or in the mountains, Paul prides himself on being able to deliver technical subject matter and advanced concepts to both lay persons and advanced practitioners.

He is an active member of Search and Rescue Alberta, and is a certified ICS Instructor.