About Steve

Thinker. Writer. Author. Storyteller.

Steve Urszenyi served for over thirty years as a paramedic in Toronto and as a tactical medic (TRU/SWAT, CBRNE, HUSAR, and public order unit) with the Ontario Provincial Police. He is an expert in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE/WMD) incident response.

Most recently, Steve was the commander of the Ontario Emergency Medical Assistance Team (EMAT), the province of Ontario’s disaster medical response and all-hazards incident management team.

Steve is the recipient of the Governor General of Canada EMS Exemplary Service Medal and Bar in recognition of his more than thirty years of distinguished service and career accomplishments.

Since he was young, Steve nurtured a love for writing, but he also felt a need to serve the public as a front-line first responder. Throughout his career, his fondness for storytelling never wavered. He cultivates his decades of experience in emergency response and tactical operations to write authentic and gripping stories that thrill readers.

Steve and his wife Lynne love international travel and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle across North America, especially through the Rocky Mountains and the American Southwest’s always-changing landscapes.

They have two grown children and have had several dogs, including Steve’s former search and rescue dogs, K9 Timber and K9 Radar.

Steve is an avid photographer and outdoorsman who loves hiking, camping, canoeing, and exploring the wilderness. (You can see some of his photos here: https://flickr.com/photos/zaniac/)

Steve is represented by John Talbot of the Talbot Fortune Agency (see Contact page).

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