Get to know ICMC 2019 speaker, Eric Littmann!
Eric Littmann will be presenting, “Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting: PTSD, Behavioral Health, and Leadership Through Peer Support in the Aftermath,” at ICMC 2019 on May 1st.
We recently asked Eric about his career, the importance of partnerships and what he likes to do in his spare time!
1. What made you get into firefighting in the first place?
My desire to be in the fire service originated in Brookline, Massachusetts. I was a paramedic for a private ambulance service that was contracted by the city. We were housed out of a fire station working side by side with firefighters that treated us like their brothers and I said to myself “This is what I want”. There are very few professions that compare to the relationships found in the fire service, it is truly a brother and sisterhood. Additionally, I feel extremely blessed to serve and help community members in their time of need.
2. How important is it for certain businesses to work with first responder partners, especially those that have significant risks?
3. What do you like to do in your spare time?
Eric Littmann was the Union President of Las Vegas Firefighters IAFF L1285 at the time of the Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting. Eric has 25 years of experience in the fire service and served multiple roles at Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, including Fire Captain, Fire Training Captain, Recruit Training Captain, and Peer Support Team member. Eric retired from Las Vegas Fire & Rescue in October 2018 after more than 20 years of service and returned to his roots in Boston, MA. where he currently works at the Medfield Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic.