Jay Shaw is the assistant chief of emergency management and public information with the City of Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, leading the city’s Office of Emergency Management. With over 25 years’ experience in emergency services and health care, Jay has served as an operational firefighter and paramedic for the Department of National Defense, and since 2002, as a firefighter paramedic with the City of Winnipeg. He holds a master’s degree in disaster and emergency management studies, and has numerous diplomas and certificates related to healthcare, emergency services, and disaster management.
Jay graduated from Harvard University’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative in 2020, studying crisis leadership, and is currently enrolled in the Fire Service Executive Development Institute with the International Association of Fire Chiefs. His current projects include a global view of new hazards such heat and air quality, tornadic frequency, and building high performance teams through crisis leadership processes. Happily married with three children, Jay enjoys time at the family cottage and dreams of one day becoming a champion BBQ aficionado.