Our mission

Safe + Sound First Aid Training is dedicated to creating safer communities.  We help organizations manage their safety training in order to stay compliant and keep their workplace safer. The training we provide helps to prevent accidents and save lives by empowering people with safety education and life-saving skills.

Safe + Sound is a Red Cross Training Partner

Red Cross Training PartnerThis means that Canadian Red Cross trusts us to deliver their training programs in Canada. Red Cross has also given Safe + Sound First Aid Training the responsibility of taking care of all Red Cross National Training Contracts in the Tri-Cities area of Metro Vancouver.

Our Clients Include:

American Eagle

Boston Pizza

City of Coquitlam

CML Healthcare

CN Rail

CP Rail

Douglas College

Indigo Chapters

La Senza

Liquid Nutrition

Lululemon

Paddle Canada

PriceSmart / Save-On-Foods

Reitmans

Shaw

Sleep Country

Staples

Starbucks

The Brick

TI Corp

U-Haul

Why is Safe + Sound First Aid Training the best choice?

  • Established in 1999, we have many years of industry experience.
  • Member of Better Business Bureau with A+ rating.
  • Chosen by Canadian Red Cross to provide first aid training for all Red Cross national account clients in Tri-Cities area.
  • Instructors certified by the Canadian Red Cross.
  • Recipient of two industry awards for business excellence.
  • We really care about safety, preventing accidents and teaching people how to save lives.
  • Our clients tell us that we’re the best!
  • Our instructors tell us that they love working for us!
  • Online registration system is quick and easy to use.
  • Equipment is up to date, well maintained and clean!
  • Large, comfortable, air conditioned training rooms.

Awards Include

  • December 2011 Canadian Red Cross Partners in Humanity Citation
  • October 2000 Entrepreneur of the Year, Home Based Business Award, Douglas College

What our clients say

I have just taken a Red Cross Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR class with Safe + Sound and it was the best first aid course I have taken to date! I now feel confident I’m my abilities to perform CPR and I highly recommend Safe + Sound First Aid Training.

Sarah Chettle, April 2014

They have been extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and fun. This really helps keep our staff interested and excited about First Aid & CPR training.  We look forward to having them back again soon!

Dora Grieve, RN, Nursing Resource Coordinator, St. Michael’s Centre, Burnaby

Why we’re passionate about this business

Around the time I was expecting my first child, three of my friends with young babies had to deal with a parent’s worst nightmare: their babies stopped breathing. Happily, due to the swift action of their parents, all three babies survived! But the story could have been very different

With my own baby due in a couple of months, this was a major wake-up call for me. I realized how important it is to have first aid training and what a great responsibility it is to care for another person.

With a background in health and fitness and a medical family history, I had thought about teaching first aid for many years. These choking incidents were the catalyst that inspired me to start a first aid training agency and teach people how to save lives. I successfully completed a year-long business course as well as the Red Cross instructor training program. In February 1999 I launched Safe + Sound First Aid Training Ltd and in 2005 my husband Warren joined me full time. We now run Safe + Sound together.

When our son was five years old he choked on a candy, stopped breathing and nearly died. I was able to save his life using skills I learned during my Red Cross training. The day after that incident, a friend told me that a five year old girl in her neighbourhood had just died after choking on a piece of apple. The little girl’s mother was with her but did not know how to save her daughter’s life.

Two similar incidents — two very different outcomes.

First aid is easy to learn — anyone can do it. A first aid course is inexpensive, only takes a few hours of your time and it may well be the best investment you will ever make. In life-threatening emergency situations like choking, seconds really do count. Without oxygen the heart stops beating in 4-6 minutes. The average time it takes for an ambulance to arrive is 8-10 minutes. We all need to be prepared to react quickly and effectively in order to save a person’s life.

Don’t wait until it is too late. Register for a course and empower yourself with life saving skills. After all, what is more precious than a life?

~ Gill McCulloch

Life is a precious gift. It makes us feel good to know that we are teaching people how to prevent accidents and save lives. First aid and safety skills are easy to learn and using them can have an incredible impact. What’s more important than saving a life?

To schedule a training session or to learn more about us, please contact us.