Action First Aid is a leading Health & Safety company in North America. For over 20 years, Action First Aid has empowered people to take action, by delivering interactive and engaging First Aid, CPR and AED training. We help organizations to implement and manage large scale AED programs, and provide training to ensure our clients develop cardiac safe environments.
Action First Aid is inspiring the SaveStation movement across Canada and beyond. Partnering with others in the AED industry, we are on a mission to increase Access, Awareness and Education, bringing life-saving AED’s closer to the public 24/7.
A little history about where we started…
Action First Aid Inc, was started by Deb Hennig, in 1997. As a high school PhysED, Science and Outdoor Education teacher in York Region, Deb believed in the importance of having students trained in CPR. She initiated a program within her school by which students could receive training and certification from a Heart & Stroke instructor. While watching and helping facilitate the programs, Deb decided that is exactly what she wanted to become more involved in, while starting a family. Her keen interest in health promotion and disease prevention was top of mind and so began the business.
Deb never looked back and within a few years of teaching programs for the Heart & Stroke Foundation and Metro Toronto Ambulance, Deb decided to develop her own, WSIB approved program as she believed in the importance of the training and was passionate about delivering the material in a highly interactive, professional and fun manner.
While juggling a growing business and three young children, Deb’s husband Roger,, left a high school teaching career to help manage the business, deliver the training and service their growing client base. Prior to teaching PhysEd, Roger played five years in the CFL which strengthened his understanding and interest in nutrition, sports injuries and first aid.
Today, Action First Aid has grown to become one of the largest AED Distributors in Canada and continues to prioritize exceptional customer service along with the delivery of a unique, scenario based training program.
Roger and Deb credit the success of their growing business entirely to the people they choose to surround themselves with. Seeking out positive, professional instructors and office personnel, is the keystone to our continued success. We are a real family and we love to come to work everyday and be surrounded by the good energy our staff bring each and every day. Daily, we hear stories from our clients about how impactful the training has been and this keeps us all believing in what we are doing and continuously striving to be even better.
Action First Aid has over 80 full and part time instructors, which allow us to service our client base across the country, in a timely and efficient manner. It has been critical over the years to grow, re-invest and restructure our team in order to guarantee the high standard of service we promise to deliver.
Action First Aid is also Federally approved and has been contracted to implement defibrillator programs for larger companies across the country. Action First Aid has clients in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, & Nova Scotia.
Vision For Growth
Action First Aid’s vision for growth is to remain committed to:
- The delivery of an exceptional First Aid, CPR & AED Training Program
- Deploying AEDs that we feel meet the highest standards within the industry
- Ensuring that companies who own AEDs are always compliant and properly prepared in the event of an incident. This includes proper training, signage, employee awareness campaigns, proper maintenance & ongoing communication
- Leading the way towards more access, awareness & education about AEDs by joining and promoting the SaveStation Movement (savestation.ca)