Our Instructors

Dean has held certificates in Standard First Aid and First Responder with his Industrial and Occupational First Aid attendant experience going back 25 years. Seeking a challenge he entered the instructor arena starting off with OFA 1 and subsequently advanced to OFA 3 instructor. As a former peace officer of many years he has dealt with a great number of minor and traumatic first aid calls and brings a wealth of field experience with him. Dean is also a Red Cross instructor.


Maggie’s bubbly personality and proven instructing skills has her in demand. She first began taking first aid courses in 1969 and for the last several years has taught Red Cross, CPR and all levels of Occupational First Aid. Her curriculum vitae includes a Recreation Degree in 1970, a diploma course in Occupational Safety and Health course with WCB and a business course in Managing Human Resources. Maggie teaches our part time OFA classes.


Having taught at our school since 1995 Ian answered the call on the first of October, 2005 and became a full time paramedic with the B.C. Ambulance Service.



Martin is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional, one of fewer than 3,000 in all of Canada. Martin has been involved in safety since first becoming an Attendant in 1988 while obtaining his B.Sc. in Chemistry at Simon Fraser University. Training small and large groups has been a constant throughout his career. Life led him to add more safety knowledge to his environmental education while working for a hazardous waste company and as a Safety & Environmental Coordinator with a large high-tech manufacturer. His approach to safety issues is to develop a solution that meets WorkSafeBC requirements in a practical way.


Nick has been an Occupational First Aid attendant since 1986 when he worked as an attendant at Expo 86. He has been seriously involved with First Aid competitions since 1987. His competition accomplishments include: Eleven time Lower Mainland Champ, Two time Provincial Champ, and 1995 World Champion. Nick has worked for Telus for twenty-five years and was very involved with their safety program. He has been a part time instructor for Maple Ridge First Aid School since 1995 and is also the First Aid instructor for West Coast School of Mountain Biking.