WWC Ambassador, Essex-Windsor Ontario
Chief Krauter began his career in Paramedicine with Windsor Provincial Ambulance in 1983 and progressed up through the ranks and was appointed Chief of Essex-Windsor EMS in July of 2014. Chief Krauter is an active member of the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC), the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada, St Clair College Paramedic Program Advisory Committee Chair and a member and participant of various other community groups and organizations.
He has an incredible passion for emergency medicine, pre-hospital care and his community. Beginning in 2011, he formalized the Public Access Defibrillator Program, assisted in the development of the #KnowYour911.ca campaign and developed and activated the Vulnerable Patient Navigator program in Windsor/Essex. All of which help to enhance the delivery of care, support and a better understanding of the emergency services to the residents of Windsor Essex.
Chief Krauter is currently the Chair of the “Ontario Paramedic Memorial Monument Organization”, a profound movement, giving recognition to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice while serving as Paramedics in Ontario. Additionally, he was instrumental in the development of the “Slip On Your Red Campaign”, in partnership with the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada and Wounded Warriors Canada. All of these organizations recognize and support the mental wellness of our soldiers, veterans, first responders and their families across Canada, Ontario and our local community.
Bruce was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, now residing in Leamington, Ontario, married to Beth, and has two children, Morgan and Mitchell.