About Us

 

Scott Dineen - Owner

First Aid and CPR Instructor Trainer
First Responder Instructor Trainer
Youth Leader
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Scott Dineen, owner and head instructor of Primary Care First Aid Inc. is a full-time Professional Firefighter and First Responder Instructor Trainer.  Within the Fire Department, Scott is also a Confined Space and High Angle Rope Rescue Instructor for its Technical Rescue Team.  Outside the firehall Scott works as a Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR Instructor Trainer and has a vast background in teaching first aid to the general public and also training new Canadian Red Cross Instructors. 




Danny Baker

First Aid and CPR Instructor

Danny Baker is a full time firefighter with a flare for teaching. He has always wanted to pass on his vast knowledge of first aid and now there’s someone who will listen. Danny has worked with many different first aid organizations and continues to expand his skills. Danny’s love of teaching is right behind his love of unicorns, lollipops and hugs.




Ryan Chandra

First Aid and CPR Instructor
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Ryan Chandra is a local resident who grew up in Burnaby BC. Growing up, Ryan was involved in numerous sport competitions and teams which he always found great joy and fulfillment which he still continues to participate in.  Ryan enjoys volunteering his time with many organizations such as coaching soccer, St John Ambulance and the Canucks Autism Network.  During his down time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, getting out in the beautiful outdoors, and of course, solving his rubix cube!




Nav Dhillon

First Aid and CPR Instructor
Youth Leader
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Nav Dhillon is a First Aid and CPR Instructor as well as a Youth Leader for Primary Care First Aid Inc.  When he's not teaching first aid he works full time as a professional firefighter.  Prior to firefighting Nav worked as a OFA Level 3 - construction site first aid attendant and also as a career paid on call firefighter with the City of Surrey. 




Tanisha Graves 

Youth Leader
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Tanisha Graves is a full time nanny who has worked as an Early Childhood Educator for almost six years. She is a supportive and gentle natured teacher who has a passion for nurturing young children’s growth and development. Tanisha has taught at various preschools and junior kindergarten classes throughout the lower mainland and is now a youth leader teaching the Babysitting and Stay Safe! Programs. 





Trevor Hamaguchi

First Aid and CPR Instructor
Trevor grew up in Richmond, BC. From an early age he was involved in many sports, ultimately choosing to stick with hockey. After his journey in hockey ended he enrolled at UBC to pursue an education in kinesiology. Currently Trevor works as a full-time firefighter and continues to maintain an active lifestyle.





JT Hill

First Aid and CPR Instructor

JT has over 10 years of experience in emergency services. Currently a full-time firefighter and instructor for Primary Care First Aid, he has also worked as a paramedic with B.C. ambulance.  Within the fire department he teaches a variety of courses and is a peer support member advocating for mental health.  When JT is not working, he loves spending time outdoors with his family and two dogs.


 

Vanessa Hilton 

First Aid and CPR Instructor
Youth Leader
Originally from Saskatchewan, Vanessa Hilton completed her Fire and Paramedic training at Manitoba Emergency Services College in Brandon, Manitoba. After completion of her diploma, she made the move out West. She is now working as a full time career firefighter in the Lower Mainland. With a passion for the medical side of her job and a love for teaching, Vanessa became a First Aid Instructor, and Youth Leader, qualified to teach Standard First Aid (and other courses under The Red Cross Umbrella) The Babysitting Course and Stay Safe course. She looks forward to continuing to advance her knowledge in the medical and technical aspects of her career, in turn being able to pass that knowledge to others.



 

Marvin Ison

First Aid and CPR Instructor 
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Marvin is a First Aid and CPR instructor for Primary Care First Aid. Since 2009, he's been a Professional Firefighter, where he is an Emergency Vehicle Operator Instructor and a member of the Peer Support team. Outside of the job, he is a father of 3 and spends time coaching and cheering on his kids in their community sports. Previous to firefighting, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from UBC and taught english in Japan for several years.



Chris Vanderwel

First Aid and CPR Instructor
Youth Leader
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Chris, instructor for Primary Care First Aid, is a full-time Professional Firefighter. His diverse background includes carpenter and first aid attendant for residential construction, ambulance attendant, sports competition first aid attendant, and coach for athletes with intellectual disabilities. Through his work at the Fire Department, Chris has additional training in peer support and mental health first aid. These experiences have helped Chris to develop a passion for helping people feel confident performing first aid.

 




  Why Choose Us?   



With Primary Care First Aid, you'll be getting first aid instruction from experienced fire firefighter personnel with real-life experience.  Our instructors pass on what it's actually like applying first aid in emergency situations. This makes for an extremely high success rate inside and outside the classroom.  We've taught students from a wide variety of occupations, and we tailor each class to those specific jobs.  Our fun and engaging classes make learning first aid easy, and we give students the confidence to step in and help someone when it matters most.