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bryce gartner-north Bay

Background Information

Bryce Gartner is a Red Cross certified First Aid and CPR instructor. Teaching  for over 15 years,  Bryce has a wealth of experience to  to draw from . As a paramedic with the North Bay General Hospital,  Bryce  can draw from first hand real life situations. Over 12 years as a land paramedic,  Bryce moved to a management position with the fixed wing divisions of the provincial air ambulance system. Bryce now works with the North East Local Health Integration Network in the Quality and Risk Department.

Some other important certifications that Bryce holds are a certification as a Sirius Medx Wilderness First Aid Instructor ,  American Society of Quality Auditor and Canadian Registered Safety Professionals.  He fills his spare time as a Paddle Canada Certified Sea Kayak Instructor in the summer and a Canadian Association of  Snowboard Instructor in the winter at the local hill. Bryce owns and operates Shockwaves, delivering first aid and sea kayak adventures.

The Facts

  • First Aid & CPR expert
  • Sirius Medx Instructor
  • Land and Air Paramedic  experience
  • Infection Control
  • Certified ASQ Auditor
  • CRSP Certification
  • Paddle Canada Instructor

Contact BRYCE

Email Bryce

Shockwave Medical Training is part of Alliance First Aid and Safety

34 Avalon Street, North Bay, Ontario P1A 4H8, Canada



steve vibert-north bay

Background Information


Steve is an Advanced Emergency Care Instructor Trainer with the Canadian Red Cross.  He has been a professional firefighter for 24 years for the City of North Bay, and has completed the Primary Care Paramedic program through Northern College.  Steve has been instructing Red Cross programs since 1998 and has been an Instructor Trainer since 2000 for First Aid, Emergency Care, and more recently Psychological First Aid programs as a Training Partner and Instructor Development Centre. Steve also is an associate instructor for for the Ontario Fire College(OFC) and on the OFC Provincial Advisory Committees for NFPA 1521 (Incident Safety Officer) and NFPA 1006 (Vehicle Extrication).  Steve is active in the Workplace Psychological Health and Safety Committee, Joint Health and Safety Committee, and Peer Support Group.  In his spare time Steve enjoys time with family and the outdoors and is active in several community initiatives. 

The Facts

  • Firefighter with NBFES
  • First Aid and CPR expert
  • Red Cross Regional Instructor Trainer

Contact STEVE

Email Steve

Steve Vibert First Aid is part of Alliance First Aid and Safety

120 Riverbend Road, North Bay, Ontario, Canada


Feel free to contact  the Core Instructors in North Bay, ON to set up a course for your group, team or workplace!

associate instructors


Craig Ruscitti – Timmins

Craig is an Advanced Emergency Care Instructor Trainer with the Canadian Red Cross.  He has been working as a land Paramedic in Timmins for the past 24 years and also worked several years as a flight Paramedic.  Craig began Instructing for the Red Cross as a Water Safety Instructor in 1993.  He has been Instructing First Aid and CPR since 1996, First Responder since 1998 and became an Instructor Trainer with the Red Cross in 2000.  Craig enjoys camping and hiking as well as downhill and cross country skiing.  


Louise Lowe-North Bay

 Louise has been and Instructor for 25 years for the Canadian Red Cross. She started out her Instructor career at the YMCA and now works full time as the Executive Director the Canadian Diamond Drilling Association.  She taught for the YMCA for 5 years before becoming an Authorized Provider for the last 20 years. One of her greatest achievements as an instructor is having the opportunity to have certified over 600 youth in the Red Cross Babysitting and Stay Safe Program.  Louise is trying to find just the right picture!


Lynn Taylor-North Bay

 Lynn is a certified First Aid and CPR Instructor and Teaching Experience Supervisor with the Red Cross.   More recently, Lynn was an event and logistics coordinator in our nation’s capital, where she worked along some of the country’s leading cardiologists providing opportunities for information sharing benefiting all communities across Canada.

Lynn is also a certified Yoga Instructor (CYT), with additional certification in Yoga for Seniors, and instructs in the North Bay area.  She is passionate about the importance of stress management and is available to teach workshops in an effort to raise awareness as to how this plays a key role in personal health, healing and overall well-being.  In her personal time, Lynn likes to kayak, paddle board, snorkel, hike, fish, ski, snowshoe and travel.


Sophie Picard-North Bay

After 30 years of military service and traveling  the globe, Sophie brings real stories to share in her classes. Sophie has been a First Aid Instructor for over 15 years in the North Bay/Sudbury area and teaches in both official languages. First Aid & CPR Courses, Basic Life Support including Oxygen, Psychological First Aid, Teaching Experience Supervisor, Babysitting Course & Stay Safe Programs, as well as Wilderness & Remote First Aid Course coming up in 2021.Sophie also owns and operate SP Bed & Breakfast in North Bay, and other rental properties. She likes to spend her spare time as a background actress, traveling the world, perusing a Bachelors Degree and making memories with her family