Our Trainers


At First Aid for Life we are passionate about providing top rate first aid training and empowering people with the skills and confidence to help in an emergency.

Our trainers are highly experienced medical and emergency services professionals who will teach in a reassuring and engaging manner and tailor the course to your needs.

First Aid for Life Trainers
First Aid for Life Trainer & Founder Emma
Emma Hammett

Emma Hammett is a qualified nurse and award-winning first aid trainer with over 20 years healthcare and teaching experience. Emma founded First Aid for Life prompted by the need for top quality first aid training, taught by medical professionals who have used their first aid knowledge. Emma is an acknowledged First Aid expert, frequently appearing in the press discussing accident prevention and giving first aid advice.


First Aid for Life Trainer Gareth

Allan has been teaching first aid courses for over 25 years, using his first aid skills to help out the community through organisations such as the British Red Cross.

First Aid for Life Trainer Jenny

Jenny is a qualified trauma and orthopaedic physiotherapist, first aid trainer and local mum. She has 20 years of clinical experience both in acute hospitals and in the community working in many areas including respiratory medicine, paediatrics, elderly care and intensive care.

First Aid for Life Trainer Yvonne
Yvonne‘s background is in the Metropolitan Police Service. She is a font of knowledge and highly respected first aid trainer; she has expertise teaching first aid to officers, volunteers and young people and in the Army Cadet Force. 
First Aid for Life Trainer Sam
Jen qualified as an RGN in 1986 and has worked as a Staff Nurse worked as a Staff Nurse in  in a variety of departments including medicine, surgery, cardiac surgery and haematolgy/oncology.
First Aid for Life Trainer Glenn

Glenn’s background is in the fire service where he has spent many years attending various incidents;  fires, people under trains, road traffic accidents, gas explosions, and of course cats stuck in trees!


First Aid for Life Trainer Geraldine

Nariane is a trained and experienced nurse, specialising in critical care. Her experience includes leading postgraduate and undergraduate nurses’ education at the Imperial NHS Trust. 

First Aid for Life Trainer Andy

Justin is a highly qualified first aid trainer who has been with us for a number of years. His professional background being in first aid, he takes pride in being able to pass on his wide knowledge when teaching first aid courses. 

First Aid for Life Trainer Darren
Andy L

Andy Legg is a firefighter with two decades’ worth of experience in the first aid sector. As well as teaching many of our first aid courses, Andy also teaches courses on dog first aid!

First Aid for Life Trainer Geraldine

Geraldine has a fascinating and varied career.  For 5 years she was the Manager of a nursery school and is also a highly qualified general nurse, midwife and school nurse and has been the sister in charge of a private rescue unit in South Africa. She has been an experienced and highly successful first aid trainer for many years and has been responsible for first aid training for many companies and organisations including British Airways and the London Fire Brigade..

First Aid for Life Trainer Andy
Andy M

Andy is a great trainer at First Aid for Life who has retired after 30 years as a police officer. He has had some amazing experiences in the police force and enjoyed a varied and diverse career, which culminated as an armed response officer responsible for the protection of VIPs.


First Aid for Life Trainer Darren

Darren is someone who makes realistic training come to life. He is a full time active firefighter with over 25 years’ experience. He trains a variety of subjects, for example  cycling first aid  


Matt is a highly experienced trainer with over 17 years in the healthcare industry, currently working for the Ambulance Service. He covers a range of sectors, including fire safety, mental health, football pitch cover work and the moving of a larger person. 

Glen D
Glen has worked as a firefighter for 13 years and is currently working for London Fire Brigade. Before this he was a beach lifeguard in both the UK and the US for almost 10 years. His experience through his work led him to teach first aid both in his jobs and outside to the general public. He has been teaching first aid for 12 years now.
Glen trainer


Mark is an armed forces veteran and now uses his first aid knowledge to teach First Aid to civilians. He is also a qualified motorcycle instructor!

Want to join our team? Contact Emma.

Are you a medical or emergency services professional who is passionate about first aid training, consistently receives excellent feedback & would enjoy working with a dynamic, professional & award-winning organisation? We have lots of work, great pay rates & a fantastic team.

We will value you highly & look after you very well.

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