It's All About Quality First Aid Instruction for You!
HeartSafe First Aid opened in 1999, and is a British Columbia owned and operated private first aid training agency. We are registered as a private training agency with WorkSafe BC.
For Students - Our commitment is to provide the highest level of professional first aid training as we can. We strive to offer you the student relevant training that teaches not only life saving techniques but also a means to obtain or continue employment as a first aid attendant.
For Employers - Our commitment to you, is to provide professional first aid training that is relevant to your WorkSafe BC regulation requirements as well as being cost effective. We strive to help the first aid student, your employee, make informed decisions that both provide a high level of care, and can help reduce your costs.
Paul Stone – Chief Instructor and Founder of HeartSafe First Aid
Paul has been instructing Occupational First Aid courses since 1981, and has been a Licensed Paramedic with the BC Ambulance Service since 1977. In addition to teaching courses for HeartSafe, Paul currently works in the dispatch centre for the BC Ambulance Service. He has taught hundreds of courses and is actively involved in developing new courses and methods of instruction to ensure our students have the best instruction possible. Paul is an Occupational First Aid evaluator, a Red Cross certified instructor for Advanced Marine First Aid and First Responder courses. In addition Paul has also taken on the roll of becoming a Red Cross Instructor Trainer as well as First Responder Instructor Trainer.
Heather started her career as an OFA instructor in the mid 1980's. Shortly after she also began teaching Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care courses. She is now an OFA Evaluator and has taught hundreds of courses throughout Vancouver Island and our surrounding area.
Russell has more than twenty years of experience as a first aid attendant, and has been a WorkSafe BC Occupational First Aid instructor since 2000. He is also a certified Fall Protection instructor and a Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care Instructor. In addition to his instruction experience, Russell has an extensive background in construction safety, logging, corporate and marine industries.
Jeremy has been an Occupational First Aid instructor since 2006, and is also a Canadian Red Cross certified instructor for Advanced Marine First Aid, and First Responder courses. He has completed his Primary Care Paramedic course and is the main instructor for HeartSafe's new Emergency Medical Responder program.
Jacob is a new instructor with HeartSafe! He has an extensive background of working in the health insdustry, which includes being an RN & ICU nurse all the way to working with the Ambulance services in Holland. He specializes in teaching OFA courses and would like to eventually start teaching our Dental Emergency Reponse Program as well as our Advanced Cardiac Life Support courses.
Ken is also a new instructor with HeartSafe! He is currently working with the BCAS as a Primary Care Paramedic. As well as being an OFA Instructor, Ken teaches our Dental Emergency Response Program providing Dentists and their team with a quick response to emergencies that may occur in their offices.
Rob has been an OFA attendant in Industry (logging, mining, shipyards, pulp & paper) for 20 years, and an OFA instructor for 13 years. He has been a firefighter for 10 years. He is a Hazmat tech/rail tank-car specialist, swiftwater rescue tech, confined space rescue tech, and high angle/low slope rescue tech. He is a licensed IV endorsed Primary Care Paramedic.