Chief Operating Officer
Daniel J. Crampton, PsyD, Paramedic, is the COO and founder of Status: Code 4, Inc. (SC4I). Daniel began his Emergency Medical Services (EMS) career in 1993 when he joined Northeast Teller County Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter. In 1994, he earned his EMT-B certification and joined Woodland Park Ambulance Service (which later became Ute Pass Regional Ambulance District). Daniel would go on to be certified as an EMT-Intermediate in 1995 and a paramedic in 1997.
Daniel’s education in psychology began in 1998 at Nazarene Bible College where he graduated with a Bachelor in Christian Counseling in 2003. In 2006, Daniel earned his Master of Arts in Counseling from Colorado Christian University. Finally, he graduated from the University of the Rockies, Colorado School of Professional Psychology in 2014 with a Doctorate of Psychology degree. He is currently a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Colorado.
SC4I was created after Daniel saw a need for counselors experienced in EMS (read Daniel's story here). He had several experiences during his EMS career where he needed the help of a counselor to get him back into a healthy state of mind for the job. He found significant assistance from most of his counselors; however, it was also frustrating having to “teach” the counselors the EMS “lingo.” Sometimes he would notice that the counselor had a difficult time hearing some of the traumatic stories Daniel voiced. He often heard the comment, “I don’t know if I could do the job that you do.” This statement from counselors made him more cautious of expressing his distress fearing that the counselor would be negatively influenced by the vicarious traumatization that may be experienced. Daniel wrote his dissertation on PTSD and Compassion Fatigue experienced by paramedics. One of the questions he asked of the participants was how important they believed it was to have a counselor who has EMS experience. Approximately 77% of participants stated that it was somewhat to very important that the counselor has experience in the EMS. Therefore, Daniel chose to fill that need through SC4I. Daniel’s focus from day one of his psychology education has been on learning how to counsel First Responders. Throughout the years, he learned techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Neurofeedback, cognitive behavioral (CBT) and rational emotive behavior (REBT) therapies, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM/CISD), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping, Suicide Prevention, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, and many other modalities. Daniel hopes to expand that service into a long-term goal of opening a treatment center where First Responders can participate in an intensive rehabilitation program involving daily one-on-one individual therapy, group therapy, EMDR and neurofeedback, meditation, spiritual grounding, dietary, and physical fitness.