E-Comm adds registered clinical counsellor and certified assistance dog to its public safety team

B.C’s largest 9-1-1 team has added two new team members:  Lynn Gifford, a specialist in trauma stewardship, joins E-Comm as its full-time Workplace Wellness manager along with certified assistance dog Koltan, a four-year-old Yellow Labrador Retriever.

“We are honoured to be able to work directly with this team of dedicated emergency communications professionals,” said Gifford. “Whether they are answering or dispatching emergency calls or maintaining critical technology that are lifelines for first responders, the work of E-Comm staff is essential to public safety.”

Before joining E-Comm, Gifford and Koltan were focused on supporting police, paramedics, nurses and social workers, who can also experience trauma in their line of work while caring for others.

Find out more about how this initiative will help those on the frontlines of emergency communications.