Steven A. Springborn, NREMT-P, is a local Fire Engineer and Paramedic with over 23 years of experience serving throughout Maricopa County. As the past president of the Scottsdale Fire Fighters Association, Steve worked collaboratively with the City to bring a higher level of fire and Emergency Medical Services to Scottsdale while continuing to serve the community as a field paramedic. Steve has been married to his sole-mate, Bonnie, for 13+ years and they have three wonderful sons that fill every second of their lives. After a long hiatus working for the Fire Fighters Association, Steve has returned to complete his education. He has studied at the Maricopa Community Colleges, Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix. Steve is also working to develop a new medical training program that he will help instruct at Glendale Community College. Steve has served on several political committees and commissions over the years for both the City of Scottsdale and the Arizona Governor’s office, and has been actively involved in the Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services in Scottsdale. An organization that is solely charged with assisting physically challenged clients of the community merge in to a more self-reliant experience though life training lessons, learning job skills and gaining real life job opportunities.
Through his experience in the fire department, Steve has been involved in many situations involving the loss of a child. “There is no larger loss an individual can experience than the loss of a child. As a paramedic, I have witnessed this tragedy far too many times and been without the tools necessary to help the family through the next step. I look forward to helping create resources and references to help fire departments nation-wide with the ability to start the next step. While sometimes there is nothing anyone can do to prevent a child’s death, hopefully we can help begin the family’s healing process.”
The MISS Foundation is an international 501(c)3, volunteer based organization providing C.A.R.E.S. [counseling, advocacy, research, education and support] services to families experiencing the death of a child.