Emma’s second book Burns, Falls and Emergency Calls and is heralded as the ultimate guide to the prevention and treatment of childhood accidents. Next year she will publish her 3rd book on Roadside First Aid in conjunction with the emergency services and roadside prevention agencies.
Emma has been campaigning to get first aid included as a mandatory part of the driving test.
First Aid for Life provides award-winning first aid training taught by highly experienced medical and emergency services professionals tailored to the needs of those attending.
In addition to first aid for humans, Emma established First Aid for Pets, empowering pet owners and those working with pets to give life-saving treatment in those first vital minutes.
Our mission is to make it as easy as possible for people to access these skills and remove barriers to learning such as time, money and geography and consequently save lives.
When working in the burns unit, Emma was looking after a little boy who was badly scalded and needed skin grafts – his mum had panicked when the accident happened and had not known what to do. Had his mother simply run the injury under cool running water immediately, he may not even have needed medical treatment. Emma was desperate to empower more people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to help in a medical emergency and started First Aid for Life.
First Aid for Life is an award-winning, HSE and Ofqual Approved first aid training provider and the leading provider of exemplary first aid training in Greater London and beyond.
Jenny is passionate about the crucial role of first aid and the importance of helping people to feel confident helping with accidents and medical emergencies at home and in the community. She has seen first-hand the difference good first aid can make to the final outcome.
As the mother of a dare-devil 7 year old, Jenny knows what it is like to have to give first aid to a loved one and understands the worries that all parents and cares have. She enjoys teaching and sharing her experience, ensuring that people attending her courses have fun, feel empowered and competent to use the skills they have learnt.
He is a highly experienced paramedic and superb at teaching adults, children and teenagers. His knowledge and expertise is second to none.
He’s been teaching in his spare time for over ten years now and thoroughly enjoys passing on the benefit of his experience to others. His well-tuned sense of humour and relaxed style make him a popular choice amongst our clients.
Jake has a lovely warm approach and always goes the extra mile. His courses are always well prepared and extremely thorough.
He is passionate about training and the feedback from his courses has always been outstanding.
Gareth is a fantastic trainer at First Aid for Life. He is a highly experienced Paediatric Accident and Emergency nurse and qualified Advanced Life Support Group instructor, responsible for teaching doctors, nurses, paramedics and military officers the skills they need to manage a medical response to a major incident.
Gareth has also been a nursery manager for a large childcare company, and managed two nurseries, both rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. In addition he was responsible for the provision of specialist first aid and medical training to other nurseries in the company.
Most recently he has started to retrain as a health visitor specialising in working with children from birth to five. He enjoys working with parents, and his experience from both a clinical and childcare perspective means that he is able to illustrate his training with real world examples and tips to ensure what you learn is relevant and easy to recall in an emergency.
He lives in Surrey with his wife, Stef and their dog, Bailey.
For the last 10 years he has been training officer at the London Fire Brigade, responsible for teaching first aid to fire fighters.
Glenn has received the long service and good conduct medal for his service to the Fire Brigade and his Certificate in Education from the University of Sussex. However he still considers his best achievements to be his two children Lois and Regan.
Glenn is an outstanding and extremely experienced first aider and trainer and the feedback from the courses he has run on behalf of First Aid for Life, is superb.
Chris is a first aid trainer with a wealth of experience. His background is in mountaineering rescue and as a door supervisor and so he is highly experienced at treating numerous medical issues – he is extremely knowledgeable and uses his first aid on a regular basis.
He also has considerable experience in teaching paediatric first aid and worked with children for many years in residential activity centres all over the UK where he was consistently responsible for the welfare of up to 500 children.
His feedback is always excellent and he has a really lovely way about him.
Andy has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and has been responsible for teaching first aid to police officers since 2003. He also has masses of experience teaching a huge variety of different courses; from baby and toddler first aid, corporate, sports and bespoke. As well as being a fantastic trainer for parents, schools and nannies; Andy runs specialist courses covering first aid for gun shot wounds, stabbings and other violent injuries.
His passion is infectious and he enjoys hands on training, passing on his extensive experience to others. The feedback from his courses is wonderful and he is a highly sought after trainer.
Andy is a father to two grown up children and a very keen sailor.
Darren specialises in helping nervous participants; “anyone can step up to the mark and save a life, they just need confidence”, and loves teaching in schools. He is based in the south of England.
The feedback from her courses has always been superb.
Jessica is currently a senior school nurse in Central London, responsible for promoting the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families. She is passionate about school nursing and has recently received the Queen’s Nurse title for her ongoing work in the community. Jess also teaches student nurses in practice, working closely with London South Bank University.
Jess writes regularly for the nursing press and has recently presented Department for Education parent advice films for an online website ‘Parent Channel TV’. She has three teenage children.
Jess is a regular part of the First Aid for Life teaching team, working weekends, evenings and school holidays. Everyone has been extremely impressed with her practical, focussed lessons and has enjoyed her light-hearted, down to earth approach.
During his career he has faced countless emergencies where lives are at risk and often works alongside the London Air Ambulance. Incidents have included road traffic collisions with multiple casualties, the London riots in 2011, and rescues from the Thames when on the Fireboat.
Chris also spent a year at Training School teaching new firefighters and passing on his knowledge and skills. This experience of teaching and dealing with emergencies makes him a great asset to First Aid For Life.
Chris is proud to be a military officer in the Army Cadet Force, where he volunteers his time to teach first aid to young people and adults. He is even prouder to see previous students using their skills in real life and some receiving Life Saving medals for their brave actions.
Chris joins the team with his wife Yvonne who is also one of our trainers. They have two young boys who keep them busy and entertained.
She loves teaching children and baby courses.
Stephen spent 22 years in the Army, leaving as a Warrant Officer in 2007. Since then, he’s worked all over the world as a security consultant and medic. He worked for the BBC on the High Risk Team as consultant and medic; his last job was in Afghanistan – partnered with the US embassy and the PPS (Presidential Protection Services) teaching basic first aid to combat trauma.
He became a first aider in 2006, then moved on to being a community first responder with the South Western Ambulance Service (SWAST) and St John’s Ambulance in a First Person on Scene (FPOS) capacity. Over the past four years, he’s completed his remote paramedics course working in the Middle East and Africa. He’s qualified as an expedition and travel medic and has gained extra knowledge and skills working for Accident & Emergency in Johannesburg at the Tambo Memorial Hospital.
He’s been a first aid trainer for over 30 years and loves it. In his own words, “I get a buzz out of giving people skills they have never had before and going away with the confidence to be able to use them!”