Our Story

My Passion Project

It’s my pleasure and privilege to work alongside some of the best people that one could know.  – I encourage you to meet them below.  But the great privilege of all, of course, is being able to empower Canadians to save their own lives and those of their loved ones.

I grew up in a family of 4 children. For reasons unbeknownst to many, I am the only sibling without a significant disability. My brothers and sister are some combination of non-verbal autistic, dual-diagnosis and blind.

Further, at the age of 3, I experienced a medical emergency causing my heart to stop while at home. I was clinically dead, but am counted among the survivors.

From a young age, I understood implicitly that life is finite, health is a gift and that those of us who can, should dedicate our energy so that others may live. 

It’s therefore of little surprise  that I gravitated to the Armed Forces and subsequently, the Emergency Services. 

In my vocation as a career firefighter and (former) Nova Scotia paramedic, I see a disconnect between societal expectations and realities. 

The expectation is that when a loved one falls acutely ill, someone else will come make them better. The reality is that many Canadians are unable to recognize life threatening illnesses as they unfold, let alone provide time critical, high quality resuscitation conducive with good outcomes. 

At LifeShield, we cut through the fluff and deliver on the straight goods: How to recognize that someone is dying and how to help turn that process around. Period.

I thank-you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next time, along the way. 

– Kyle Mohler

Mission Statement

We empower Canadians to save their lives and those of the people they love.

We do so by adhering to a simple recipe:

  • One cup, medical science;
  • One cup, educational art.
  • Two parts, perspective and humility learned first-hand in the field.

Combine and serve with passion.

Our Team

Kyle lives his childhood dream as a career firefighter in the Halifax-area. He also had the privilege of serving Nova Scotia as a paramedic for 10 years, both in the EHS ground ambulance system as well as at the QE2 Health Sciences Emergency Department.

Kyle Mohler

Owner, Instructor-Trainer

A retired RCAF member, David worked as a Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defence (CBRN) specialist. David has also worked medical first response for special events and as a close protection security officer.

David

EMR / First Responder Instructor

Larry as been involved with Search & Rescue since 2008 and is a certified Wilderness Remote First Responder. Larry has worked in the ecotourism industry as a sea kayaking guide / instructor, hiking tour guide and outdoor educator.

Larry

First Aid & CPR Instructor

Erin got her start with the Canadian Red Cross Water Safety program, working as a lifeguard and learn to swim instructor. Erin gets embarrassed when we compliment her, so I'm going on the record to say that she's a phenomenal CPR instructor and an even better person.

Erin

First Aid & CPR Instructor

Amanda is our resident nurse. When not working on the floor, Amanda lends her invaluable expertise in the classroom. As an aside, she and Kyle share a healthy competition of sharing images of wounds over meals.

Amanda

First Aid & CPR Instructor

Adam grew up as a surf guard at Nova Scotia's many beaches, hence his connection to First Aid & CPR . When not working as a professional engineer, he can be found hiking or paddling the province.

Adam

First Aid & CPR Instructor

Kim

First Aid & CPR Instructor

If it's happening outside of the classroom, Natasha's probably handling it. She manages the front end including calls, emails as well as course scheduling, roster submission and generation of certificates.

Natasha

Office Manager