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?

The community partnerships between emergency services and private organizations are more important than ever. Critical events in the private sector have become a regular occurrence, especially in high profile, high risk corporations. The sharing of information between the entities are very beneficial in risk assessment and planning.

3. What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time I love to play ice hockey. I have been in and around the game most of my life and have been involved in all aspects, including coaching, refereeing and operating a Zamboni ! I even have my own skate sharpening machine. Playing and being in the locker room hamming it up with the other guys is a blast! I also love spending time with my family as much as we can. It’s not easy for my wife and I with two grown children in different parts of the country.


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.


This year’s conference will take place on April 30th through May 2nd in Newport, RI. There will be two days of training and one day of speaker presentations.

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To learn all about ICMC 2019, visit our conference page and don’t forget to check out the ICMC Professional Membership!