Experienced Certified First Aid Instructors
Gill McCulloch, Company Director
Gill McCulloch is the Owner/Director of Safe + Sound First Aid Training Ltd. She has lived in Coquitlam with her family since 1998 and is an active member of the Tri-Cities community. Gill is a Canadian Cancer Society volunteer and was a Relay for Life team captain for 11 years. She enjoys singing with a Coquitlam choir, hiking, baking and spending time with family and friends.
Safe + Sound provides onsite first aid training to businesses in Metro Vancouver, public first aid classes in Coquitlam and online safety training. Gill holds a BSc (Hons) in Human Biological Sciences and was a Canadian Red Cross first aid instructor for 12 years (1999-2011). She has 20 years experience as a business owner in the first aid industry. As a proud member of Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, Gill enjoys providing training for local businesses and organizations and helping people get the training and certification they require.
Safe + Sound has A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Since 1999 the company has trained over 40,000 people in first aid & CPR and as a result, lives have been saved. Safe + Sound was the first Canadian recipient of the Red Cross Partners in Humanity Citation - an award given for training and mentorship of immigrant first aid instructors.
Gill has provided first aid to members of the public on many occasions. She is currently advocating for every workplace, school and public building in Canada, to have a lifesaving defibrillator on-site. Gill’s mission is to create safer, happier communities through education and training. Together with her team of highly skilled instructors she makes every effort to ensure that clients have an exceptional training experience.
When people are empowered with first aid skills and safety information, they are able to prevent accidents, save lives and come home to their families Safe and Sound.
Safe + Sound Instructors
Our courses are taught by certified Red Cross First Aid Instructors who can tailor the course based on class composition. Our instructors bring a wealth of personal experience to their courses and their use of real life examples will make your first aid class entertaining and memorable.
Brent discovered his passion for first aid providing emergency medical care as a first responder. He has been working as a professional firefighter since 2006 and became a Red Cross First Aid Instructor in 2010. Brent loves teaching people to use life saving skills and develop the confidence to act if they are faced with a medical emergency.
Pauline is a certified Red Cross First Aid Instructor and enjoys the challenge of teaching students of all levels. She brings energy and humour to her classes and uses personal stories to illustrate her message. Pauline’s goal is to give her students the skills to face future first aid emergencies with confidence and make a difference in someone else’s life.
Reza M. Shariatzade
As a retired doctor of medicine, university professor and infectious disease specialist, Reza brings a wealth of experience to his role as a Red Cross first aid instructor. As well as teaching courses regularly for Safe + Sound, Reza also volunteers as an instructor for the Canadian Red Cross Smart Start Program. His ability to speak Farsi, Azerbaijani and Turkish as well as English is of great benefit to many of our students.
Carla is a Master Trainer for the Mental Health First Aid program on behalf of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and delivers courses across Canada. Carla’s training gives people understanding, knowledge and effective strategies needed to support an individual experiencing or developing a mental health crisis. She is an experienced trainer who can deliver sensitive information in a professional manner. And her energy, enthusiasm and humour help her create a positive learning experience for participants.
Asheton Lea Finnson
Asheton works as a Paramedic for the British Columbia Ambulance Service and has a 10 year background in the First Aid Industry. As a certified Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor she enjoys teaching first aid and brings her life experience and extensive medical knowledge to her classes. Asheton is an active volunteer in the community and has worked at many local events. She feels fortunate to work with such a variety of people and to be able to help train them to respond confidently to emergency situations. She looks forward to seeing you in one of her classes!