First Aid Accident & Emergency – Official Defibrillator Supplier to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and parkrun Australia.
As a 100% Australian owned family business, our team are focused on saving lives, we do this by offering 5 star products and quality training.
As industry leaders, we are considered experts in recreating emergency scenarios, we pride ourselves in teaching practical skills that are based on real life situations, this is essential for every student and helps them practice the new found skills in a situation.
Our courses teach people to perform in their own way in emergency situations. All our students leave the courses with confidence and the ability to handle critical situations, mentally as an individual or in a team capacity. One of our students was the Mayor of the Gold Coast- This is his story after training with us. GC Mayor Tom Tate, performs a successful resuscitation.
Our personalised service caters for small businesses, yet is large enough to look after national corporations. As a registered training organisation (RTO 32508), our training courses are nationally accredited and are personalised to workplaces throughout South East QLD and Northern NSW.
Our Philosophy and Mission
“Our mission is to educate and empower people in a fun and professional environment, teaching ordinary people how to apply first aid in extra ordinary situations.”
Australia’s BEST Defibrillator Packages and first aid equipment
First Aid Accident & Emergency are a platinum partner to STRYKER Australia and supply HeartSine and Lifepak defibrillators for Australian businesses and sporting clubs. Our customers include parkrun Australia, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Accor Hotel Group, The STAR Casino, Land rover Jaguar and many more.
First Aid Accident & Emergency was established in 2007 in response to a need for fun and innovative first aid training and equipment for workplaces.
First aid training wasn’t new at the time but our Director, Scott Whimpey, noticed that the majority of service providers were offering the standard long winded, outdated courses that seemed to just “go through the motions”.
We understand that one size does not fit all, our clients have different needs and requirements. We can tailor packages for your workplaces with training and equipment. We have a range of programs, online videos and resources for workplaces to assist with on going staff training.
Scott is a true local, he attended Miami State High School and has been involved with surf club and first aid since 1986. Scott is a qualified medic and is actively involved in local community organisations, working and volunteering his time for organisations including parkrun Australia, The Kokoda Challenge, CONDEV Cares and most recently- Currumbin Special School where he donated training for all the teaching staff free of charge.
Scott completes observation shifts with Critical Care Paramedics through QAS, and also attends observation shifts at Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital in the resuscitation and emergency departments, these shifts keep him updated on the latest emergency and resuscitation techniques.
He conducts regular training courses for the Gold Coast Private Hospital and receives outstanding feedback on his passion and knowledge in the area of CPR and first responded protocols.
Director: Scott Whimpey
Scott also has a passion for running and ultra endurance events, supporting local races with services and competes as an elite level athlete. He started racing at a national level in 1986, representing QLD and competing in 800m and 1500m track events.
First Aid Accident & Emergency deliver fun, professional and interactive first aid courses. If you need the most up to date workplace training, come and see why 100,000 Gold Coast people keep coming back.
Mel is the Administration Manager for First Aid Accident & Emergency and has extensive experience within administration and bookings for some of the largest organisations on the Gold Coast.
Mel has a friendly can-do attitude with an eye for detail. Often referred to as the nerve centre behind FAAE, Mel is the go-to person for course bookings, accounts and any additional information regarding student information.
Emma has been with FAAE since early 2014 and is a fabulous asset to the administration team. Emma has a vast knowledge of administration within the construction and project management industry having worked with some of the largest development groups on the Gold Coast. Emma was also part of the team that put Varsity Lakes Community Ltd and the Varsity Sports House on the map.
First Aid Trainer
Wendy is a senior qualified First aid trainer with FAAE and has been part of the team since May 2012. Wendy holds a Cert IV in Training and Assessing and has undergone an intensive PD and learning program with FAAE to be qualified as a first aid trainer.
Wendy recently resuscitated a student that suffered a massive heart attack during her first aid course, other students in the course also helped in the resuscitation and utilised the defibrillator for a successful resuscitation. Her quick thinking and amazing teaching style works!
Having worked as a boat skipper throughout Australia and a qualification in marine engineer (MED 3) she is now one of the only trainers in Australia that has successfully resuscitated a student during a CPR class.
Wendy creates an environment in her training room of fun, support and encouragement, she has a flair for acting and a passion for the industry.
First Aid Trainer
Josh joined the FAAE team in 2016 and is a very familiar face around Currumbin Alley. Josh gained a huge amount of experience volunteering at Bondi Beach as a Surf Life Saver in his earlier years and went on to become a professional lifeguard here on the Gold Coast. Due to the seasonal aspects of lifeguarding, Josh also became a head instructor in outdoor recreation, leading groups through activity’s both out bush and in the ocean, this is where his passion for teaching flourished.
During his time as a lifeguard and surfing instructor Josh has rescued countless people caught in rips, treated suspected spinal injuries, life threatening bleeding and most recently assisted in saving the life of a Currumbin local. He also has experience in the building industry and enjoys DIY renovations.
First Aid Trainer
Garry is a local personality with over 30 years experience in the Fire Service, Ambulance and Helicopter Rescue Services. Garry has a passion for the industry and enjoys communicating to people through training in a practical, entertaining and fun way, assisting his students to approach any emergency situation safely and apply skills confidently.
Garry has been heavily involved with Surf Lifesaving in roles such as Chief Instructor. He loves giving back to the community knowing vital lifesaving skills are being shared.
Garry has been involved in many facets of sport but his greatest passion is music and all forms of dancing, especially the modern jive. Always ready to put on his dancing shoes for any occasion Garry enjoys seeing people smile and enjoying themselves.
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