CMRT - Canadian Motorsports Response Team
Robert F Seal MD FRCPC
Dr. Rob Seal has been a member of the équipe médicale at the Grand Prix du Canada since 1996 and has spent many years as the medical pursuit vehicle physician. This was preceded by experience as a medical intervention vehicle physician at every station on the circuit, as well as in the pit lane and in the track medical centre.
Dr. Seal served as the Chief Medical Officer of the Edmonton Indy from 2008 to 2012 after having been Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the CHAMP Car Edmonton Grand Prix (2005, 2006, 2007) where he benefitted from the mentorship of Dr. Hugh Scully. Most recently, Dr. Seal has undertaken the task of being the Chief Medical Officer of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R) and the FIA World Rallycross Championship of Canada.
Dr. Seal is the Medical Director of the Canadian Motorsport Response Team Inc. In keeping with his passion for motorsports and to further his understanding of the sport from a driver’s perspective Dr. Seal has completed Formula Ford and Formula 2000 racing schools and has enjoyed many lapping days in Formula 2000 cars.
Dr. Seal is currently a Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Alberta where he serves as the director of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia at the Stollery Children’s Hospital and the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.
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Paul is part owner and director for western operations for CMRT. A Critical Care Paramedic, Paul started working in the EMS field in Nova Scotia in 1977. He moved to Alberta in 1982 for Associated Ambulance where he continues to work and currently holds the position of Director of Operations.
Paul holds a competition racing license as well as being trained in the safe operation of emergency vehicles; both ambulances and fire apparatuses. He is rated 1001 & 1002 NFPA Fire Fighter and has fire investigator and officer training. He is experienced in back country and technical rescue.
Paul started in race rescue with Levitt safety on pit lane fire in Vancouver and moved on to Track Rescue when the event moved to Edmonton. He worked with Track Rescue for IHRA for 5 years primarily on the start line rescue truck. He is experienced in Nascar, Indy/CHAMP car, F1, FIA Rally Cross and Drag racing as well as numerous other open and closed wheel events.
Paul has always had a keen interest in racing and enjoys working in a team environment with both the rescue and race teams. He believes that there is a need to develop people in a controlled manner through efficient training so they can safely work on a race track to help during emergency situations.
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Bruce is the Safety Director for the Canadian Motorsports Response Team as well as the positions of Fire/Rescue Chief, Safety Coordinator and Pursuit Vehicle Driver/Medic.
Bruce has been involved with the Grand Prix du Canada since 1980 and has acted in several different disciplines’ over the years, with the last few years as Pursuit vehicle driver/Paramedic-Rescue Coordinator. Before this, he was crew chief of different rapid intervention vehicles at the different safety stations around the track, as well as worked as fire truck Crew Chief for NASCAR Nationwide races.
Bruce serves as the Safety Coordinator for Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières and has served in different roles over the years at GP3Rover the last 20 years. He worked the Edmonton Indy as a Fire/Rescue Crew Chief and the last two years was the Safety Coordinator for the Edmonton Indy. He has worked many regional and national events including D.I.R.T. races, Stock car including NASCAR, NHRA and Numerous Road Racing series, including North American Super Touring as Assistant Safety Coordinator.
Bruce is currently an FIA Extrication Instructor and in the past was involved with the NASCAR Track Services Advanced Training Program as an Instructor. He is active in motorsports safety and is involved in different motorsports safety organizations and committees.