Our History

Mountain Medics was formed in 2014 as a response to the growing need for on-scene medical support for wildland firefighters. We are proudly based out of Mount Shasta, California on the edge of the wildland urban interface.

The availability of satellite internet and wireless technologies allows us to remain in constant communication with trained emergency physicians. We offer rugged mobile medical clinics, ambulance support teams, and medical response tents staffed by fire line qualified medics, registered nurses, and healthcare providers. Our teams are equipped to live and work in harsh conditions and carry a full complement of prescription medications, IV solutions, and wound care supplies.


The Executive Team


Aaron Stutz

MD, fAAEM

Co-founder, Chief Medical Officer

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Aaron lives in rural Siskiyou county because he enjoys the natural surroundings and the community. He is an avid skier and paraglider pilot.

Aaron grew up in northern CA and graduated from UC Berkeley. After taking an EMT course and becoming involved in the local search and rescue organization, Aaron decided to make emergency medicine a career. He completed a surgical internship and residency training in emergency medicine. Aaron is a practicing board-certified emergency physician.

Aaron’s professional passions include bringing portable medical technologies to remote environments, elevating the standard of care for rural communities, and using innovative approaches to the problem of acute care delivery.

  • M.D., Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2009

  • UCSF East Bay Surgery internship, 2009 - 2010

  • University of Arizona, Tucson Emergency Medicine resident, 2010 - 2013

  • ABEM board-certified emergency physician

  • AIARE avalanche safety level 2 certified

  • altitude-related illness research in Nepal, Khumbu region, Sagarmatha National Park, Himalayan Rescue Association, 2008

  • DOT certified medical examiner

  • Rope Rescue Certified

Chad McCall

RN-MICN, EMT-P

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

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Chad grew up in Alaska at the base of the Talkeetna Mountains and generally spent his free time backcountry snowboarding, mountain biking and fishing. He relocated to Northern California in 1998 to teach environmental education.

After settling in Mount Shasta, Chad started working for the local ambulance service as an EMT and became involved in ski patrol, mountain guiding and search and rescue.

His first exposure to disaster medicine was triaging at the Astrodome after Hurricane Katrina. In 2004, he traveled to Pakistan after a major earthquake to set up and help staff several urgent care clinics.

Chad has gone on to work throughout the US as a fireline paramedic and as a disaster paramedic with the National Guard and FEMA.

  • AIARE Avalanche Safety Level 2 Certified

  • Ski Patrol NSP and APP

  • ACLS/PALS/ITLS Provider

  • 15 years as Fireline Paramedic

  • Swiftwater Rescue Certified

  • Rope Rescue Certified


Team Members

Adam obtained his EMT certification in 2011 and worked for a rural EMS service in northern California for 4 years before taking the paramedic program. After graduating in 2014 he moved to Wyoming and began working for the park service. In 2015 he was hired by Mountain Medics and has been a returning seasonal paramedic since..

Adam Burns, Paramedic
Those who live for tomorrow lose out on today”

Carly is from the small town of Fall River Mills, California and has lived all over the map. She is dedicated to delivering competent and compassionate care during medical emergencies, and crisis scenarios. As a paramedic her role in the medical field is driven by her desire to provide quality medical care while embodying human-kindness in all capacities

Carly Brown, Paramedic
”In a world where you can be anything, be kind”

Sean works with Mountain Medics as a Field Supervisor, Rescue Technician, Line and Ambulance Paramedic since 2015. He has a wide range of certifications such as California Paramedic, FEMP, ACLS EP, Pals, BLS CPR instructor, Low angle rope rescue, Swift water technician, Confined space rescue technician, Rescue Systems 1, and many more.

Sean Prouty, Paramedic


Grew up in the Cascade Mountains of Northern CA. Backpacking, snowboarding, fishing, and slacklining. Father, Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker and adventurer. Matt has Degree in Fire Science, EMT, Rescue Technician with nearly a decade of experience in Fire Fighting, Search and Rescue, and Ski Patrol.

Matt Nicora, EMT
”Climb the mountains and get their good tidings” -Muir

Quinn grew up in Davis California. He is a young adult who loves to snowboard, golf, camp, play basketball and dance to electronic music. He gets experience working with search and rescue teams in the ski community in the lake tahoe area. Loves the great out doors and is building a career in helping people

Quinn Foster
Take every day as a new opportunity to be the best person that you can be”

Robert grew up in siskiyou county, after taking a wilderness first responder course while traveling in Alaska he became interested in emergency medicine. He went on to mountain guide on Shasta, patrol for 3 years and have successful summits in the mountains of Alaska, Chile and throughout the west coast. After patrolling with Chad McCall he got his EMT and joined mountain medics.

Robert Tadina, EMT
"If you try, you can find joy in just about anything"


interested in JOINing the team?

Mountain Medics is currently seeking qualified personneL

Mountain Medics seeks qualified employees to work on our ambulances and in our mobile medical clinics.

Many people talk about wilderness medicine–Mountain Medics actually practices it. We provide care on-scene at large wildfires and disasters. We are a new and growing company and pledge to help you further your career.

The ideal EMT-B, paramedic, nurse, or midlevel provider candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • Current license, state of California required. Other state licenses appreciated.

  • Current ACLS / BLS certification

  • Able to communicate and develop interpersonal relationships with interdisciplinary health care teams

  • Knowledge of pathophysiology and related disease processes of the acute patient

  • Wilderness medicine experience preferred

  • Ambulance/EMS experience preferred

  • Able to function independently and comfortably in wilderness settings

If you think you have what it takes to work for Mountain Medics, please fill out the form below.

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