About Jim

My career started out in the Emergency Department, Operating Room and Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Columbian Hospital in the early 80’s as part of the hospitals critical care nursing staff. This eventually transitioned to the BC Ambulance Service where I worked a variety of locations around the province¬†including¬†the Lower Mainland.

Today in addition to a heavy teaching schedule, I continue to retain my certification and licensing by working for several government and private organizations. I’m actively teaching Occupational First Aid Levels 1, 2 and 3 and for the Canadian Red Cross as an Advanced Emergency Care Instructor teaching all programs up to, and including the Emergency Medical Responder. As an Instructor Trainer I am always working on development and mentoring of new instructors for both organizations. Finally I’m also a licensing examiner for the BC Ministry of Health, certifying and licensing Firefighters and First Responders in BC.

I have far too many personal interests for my own good! I enjoy photography, woodworking, kayaking and competitive shooting as well as being a pilot and scuba diver. A couple overriding passions are photography and woodworking which you will see highlighted on this web site.

As a licensed pilot, I’m one of the only Aviation Medivac Instructors on the west coast.