Pat Ellis is the Crisis Center Intervention Coordinator with the Kent Police Department, Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, Valley 911 Communications Center. He trains and coordinates peer support teams and holds multiple certifications in critical incident stress management, traumatic stress, traumatic grief and line of duty death of an emergency responder. He teaches critical incident stress management, compassion fatigue and emotional survival in emergency services courses for public agencies and academies throughout Washington.He also trains and coordinates peer support teams for multiple fire and police departments.
Pat serves as president of the Washington State Fallen Firefighter Foundation. He also serves as the State Coordinator for the Local Assistance State Team, a collaborative effort between the National Firefighters Foundation , Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the Department of Justice that supports firefighters when they lose one of their own. He is the co-author of the Washington State Fire Service Line of Duty Death Policy and Procedures manual and serves as the Washington State Coordinator for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
Pat is a critical volunteer for the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters and in 2017 was named an Honorary Firefighter.