WHO WE ARE


We are a Canadian Red Cross Training Partner based in Dartmouth NS. We endeavour to empower Canadians to act in the face of a life-threatening medical emergency.

We aim to improve outcomes through the use of resuscitation science and scenario-based education.

 

CPR & FIRST AID CERTIFICATION CLASSES IN HALIFAX

The top provider of CPR and first aid certification classes in Nova Scotia, LifeShield was founded by Kyle Mohler in September, 2007. Our instructional team is comprised of active-duty firefighters and paramedics in the vicinity of Halifax – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Our CPR and First Aid instructors facilitate an outcome-based program, the goal of which is to improve survival for ill and injured Canadians. Our team de-emphasizes typical class book work and lecture in favor of action and doing. Our guiding philosophy is to alleviate fears and empower people to act, while dispensing with checklists and procedures. – History dictates that the checklist is of little use when a loved one stops breathing.

 

OUR TEAM
We are proud to introduce the members of our training team.

Kyle
Owner, Instructor-Trainer

Kyle has been involved with the Canadian Red Cross since 2005. He enjoys the many challenges of an instructor-trainer at both basic and advanced levels. Kyle has had the privilege of sitting on various national-level committees for both resuscitation-science and adult education. Professionally, Kyle is full-time firefighter in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Formerly, Kyle worked as a Nova Scotia paramedic in both hospital and ground ambulance environments.

The following represent some of Kyle’s accomplishments:

-Canadian Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder Instructor-Trainer (EMR IT)
-Member: Canadian Council for First Aid Eduction
-IFSAC Fire Service Instructor
-IFSAC Firefighter Level II
-IFSAC Hazardous Materials Technician
-Incident Command System Canada -> All Hazards Incident Commander
-Primary Care Paramedic

Andrew
Instructor-Trainer

Andrew has been involved with the Canadian Red Cross since 2009. He serves as an instructor and instructor-trainer at both basic and advanced levels. Professionally, Andrew is full-time firefighter in Halifax, NS. Andrew was also  involved with the Westphal Cole Harbour Fire Fighters Association for over a decade having served as committee chairperson and association Vice-President. Andrew lives in the Halifax area with his growing family. The following represents some of Andrew’s accomplishments:

-Canadian Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder Instructor Trainer (EMRIT)
-IFSAC Firefighter Level II
-IFSAC Hazardous Materials Technician
-PADI Open Water Diver

Larry
First Aid & CPR Instructor

Larry has been involved with the Canadian Red Cross as an instructor since 2013 and joined the Lifeshield team in 2016. Larry teaches Emergency and Standard First Aid as well as Advanced / Wilderness Remote First Aid. He has volunteered with Halifax Search And Rescue (HSAR) since 2008 and has held a Wilderness Remote First Responder certification since 2009. Most recently Larry worked in the ecotourism industry as a sea kayaking guide / instructor, hiking tour guide and outdoor educator. The following represents some of Larry’s accomplishments

-Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor
-Advanced Wilderness Remote First Aid Instructor
-Wilderness Remote First Responder
-Cold Water Rescue Instructor

David
Emergency Medical Responder Instructor

David began as an American Red Cross First Aid instructor in 2003 while stationed in Oklahoma City. He is retired from the Royal Canadian Airforce and has many professional qualifications including rescue diver and Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defence (CBRN) specialist. Since his retirement he has worked as a medic for a variety of sporting events and as a close protection security officer.

-Emergency Medical Responder Instructor
-Instructor Canadian Forces Fire and CBRN Academy Borden Ontario
-PADI and NAUI Rescue Diver and Divemaster
-Civil Air Search and Rescue Search Coordinator and Air Navigator