“Improve quality of life by preparing people to make safe choices, prevent injuries, and help in emergency situations.” - Canadian Red Cross First Aid Goal
Vantage First Aid & CPR Solutions is authorized by Canadian Red Cross to provide accredited services that meet strict guidelines to ensure that workplace regulations are met.
Below are some links to help you understand the regulations that may be of interest to your industry.
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Nieve Lomas, First Aid Instructor and Program Co-ordinator for Vantage First Aid & CPR Solutions (VFA) has been with VFA from the start. As a dedicated first aider, Nieve has over 11 years of experience instructing Canadian Red Cross accredited courses and offers a unique and lively teaching style that will keep participants engaged throughout the course, walking away with confidence in their new (or refreshed) skills. Nieve is now also certified as a Blended Learning Instructor, offering part online, part in-class training.
Jessica has been instructing for VFA for six years, and teaching first aid for seven years. She brings her broad-based health care knowledge to our team, as a Registered Nurse in long-term care, and an Oxford County Volunteer Firefighter for the past nine years.
William has been teaching with VFA since the spring of 2012, and boasts instruction of several Red Cross accredited training courses, including Emergency Medical Responder and First Responder. As an active member of a nearby university response team, he brings ample first-hand experience and knowledge to his courses.
Mike joined Vantage in the spring of 2013. Currently pursuing a combined Nursing/Health Sciences degree, Mike is an active Emergency Response Team member, enjoys reading, and going on adventures with his dog, Lou.
Rachel joined the Vantage team the summer of 2013. An active response team member and registered nurse in a local Critical Care Unit, Rachel's engaging presentations and broad knowledge of First Aid, injuries and treatment are sure to have you gaining your certification with confidence in your skills.
Leah has been working with Vantage since the spring of 2013. Leah's keen attention to detail and passion for instructing children has helped her to hone her Babysitting course instruction skills.
Pardis - is a passionate educator, who has been teaching with VFA since July of 2014. As an Emergency Medical Responder, paired with an extensive teaching background, Pardis uses her experience to engage students and build both confidence and competence in their First Aid responding skills.
Matthew - Matt, a practicing paramedic, joined our team in June of 2015. Matt has been using his considerable talent for teaching to instruct programs for Vantage, but has been teaching CRC programs for 5 years. He enjoys the outdoors and backpacking, as well as rock climbing and sleeping. Matt forgot to mention one of his biggest attributes when submitting his bio for this page -- his amazing sense of humour!
Andy - no photo available - Working part-time while in Chiropractic College, and boasting a strong background in the sciences, Andy is a favourite with children and adults alike.
Carmelina - no photo available - completed her training to instruct students in the Babysitting course in the spring of 2013. A busy student, Carmelina's wit and energy make her popular with our candidates.
Claire - no photo available - has been working with Vantage First Aid for several years as a private course facilitator. An improv wizard in her spare time, Claire will be sure to keep a smile on your face while ensuring every detail is covered for your certification.
Beth C. - An Emergency Response Team Member, and part-time instructor for Vantage.
Ryan O. - Working part-time with Vantage, Ryan has a background in paramedicine and spends his free time with his lovely new son!
Keegan - Currently completing his Paramedicine program, and on placements, Keegan is an enthusiastic and light-hearted instructor, well-enjoyed by all his candidates. Keegan also has gained his Blended Learning instructor qualifications.
Jason - A practicing paramedic, experienced instructor and educator, Jason is an intelligent, good-humoured and generous asset to our team of instructors, also able to instruct our Blended Learning Programs.
Shannon - Having taught with Red Cross for many years, and boasting a background with close ties to Girl Guides of Canada, Shannon is an intelligent, knowledgeable and considerable asset to our team at Vantage, and is also qualified as a Blended Learning Instructor.
Melanie - Melanie joined the Vantage team in January of 2016 as a dedicated and experienced administrator, with a strong background in office and clerical employment. A Nova Scotia native, Melanie has enjoyed living in London for the last 25 years. She has 5 children and 3 dogs. In addition to being an avid gardener and reading aficionado, Melanie enjoys cooking, baking and spending time at the cottage.
Sarah - Sarah joined our team in November 2016 as an experienced and enthusiastic instructor, both for First Aid/CPR/AED and for the popular Babysitting Program. A Blended Learning Instructor with a water-safety backgroud, we are happy to have Sarah and her considerable talent, join our team.