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.

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.


First Aid for Life Trainer Gareth
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, intensive care and musculoskeletal outpatients. Most recently she worked at St George’s Hospital for 12 years as the Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in trauma and orthopaedics and was responsible for treating patients with multiple fractures, nerve injuries, amputation and spinal injuries.

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.

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. She is responsible for teaching wilderness first aid and more advanced skills for staff operating in remote areas. Yvonne teaches all our courses from medical professionals to teenagers and particularly enjoys training first aid in schools to staff, parents and children. The feedback from Yvonne‘s training is always outstanding.
Yvonne has first hand experience dealing with numerous incidents from bumps and bruises to serious motorcycle collisions and seizures. She is also able to empathise as a mother of two young boys and has had to intervene many times including when her son was choking.
First Aid for Life Trainer Sam
Jen qualified as an RGN in 1986 and worked as a Staff Nurse in adult Renal and general medicine. She then moved to a general paediatric unit as a Staff Nurse before moving to Birmingham Children’s Hospital to take her RSCN (paediatric qualification) working in a variety of departments including medicine, surgery, cardiac surgery and haematolgy/oncology.
Jen then moved to Canada to work at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, specialising in Haematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow transplant for seven years. She also spent a year working in cancer research before taking her MHSc degree and moving to work for a government body providing advice to the Ontario Ministry of Health.
Jen has been teaching Emergency First Aid for First Aid for Life since March 2017 and loves it! She also works as an Emergency Medical Responder at a variety of events.
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!

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.

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.

The feedback from her courses has always been superb.

First Aid for Life Trainer Andy
Andy is a great trainer at First Aid for Life and has recently 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. Andy spent many years as a metropolitan policeman patrolling London by bike and car, was a traffic officer on the busy motorway network around London often being the first person to arrive at the scene of appalling road traffic accidents. His career culminated as an armed response officer responsible for the protection of VIPs.

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.

First Aid for Life Trainer Darren
Darren is someone who makes realistic training come to life. He is a former fireman with over 25 years’ experience in a variety of different skills, which makes him an extremely knowledgeable trainer.

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.

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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