About Lifesavers First Aid Training

Our Team of Professionals

Roy & Lori Bernhardt opened Lifesavers First Aid in June 1997 (22+ years ago)

  • We offer a wide range of approved first aid and safety programs taught to the current course standards of governed organizations.
  • Committed to ensuring you receive the correct program to meet your needs when registering.
  • We are centrally located downtown PG and have a large paved (no fee) parking lot.
  • We can accommodate large groups and provide group training rates. Call or e-mail us.
  • Training can be done at your location (if you have enough space to safely train in).
  • Flexible program dates to meet your scheduling needs. If our dates listed do not meet your scheduling needs – call us to see what we can arrange.
  • We provide a training guarantee for anyone completing  a course at Lifesavers. * some restrictions apply.  Please ask to see our policy.
  • Courses taught by an enthusiastic group of certified instructors.


Roy and Lori Bernhardt

Roy and Lori Bernhardt are experienced Level 3 first aid instructors. Roy’s background prior to teaching was skidder operator/first aid attendant in the logging industry. Roy is also an instructor for volunteer fire halls. Lori worked in health care – she was in charge of a 40 bed facility while on shift for many years. Roy is a Level 3 Evaluator and provides the S-100 Fire Suppression program. Lori specializes in AED programs for workplaces, and is an Instructor Trainer with the Red Cross.  Both Roy and Lori teach a wide variety programs. They enjoy camping, boating and snowmobiling with their son Steven. Roy loves fishing and hockey, while Lori prefers dog sledding and hiking.

Trish Nielsen

Trish oversees the many administrative and clerical duties at Lifesavers and has provided her assistance on and off since the company opened. She had taught Red Cross programs for Lifesavers in the past and is familiar with all programs offered by the company. Trish has also had experience as a first aid attendant in remote locations and she assists students registering in the Level 3 programs to find job placement. Family is very important to Trish and she loves to be with them. She also enjoys socializing with her friends, dancing and camping with her family. 

Fraser Burrows

Fraser instructs the WorkSafeBC first aid Level 3, Level 2, Level 1 and Transportation Endorsement courses, as well as Red Cross programs. He also teaches the safety programs WHMIS, TDG, and Bear /Cougar Aware. Fraser took his first Level 3 course at age of 16 and became a qualified cadet leader and instructor as a teenager. Fraser’s experience working as a Level 3 First Aid Attendant, and his 5 years as a Paramedic with the BC Ambulance service, have provided him practical knowledge of first aid emergencies. Fraser’s hobbies include theatrical display for non-profit organizations, as well as reconstructing movie memorabilia for sale online.

Robin Stack

Robin has over 20 years teaching experience and currently works as a first aid attendant for CANFOR. He is recognized by all of the first aid training agencies in our area for his excellent in teaching the OFA programs.

Brenda Dauphinee

“Jingles” instructs the H2S Alive program through Energy Safety Canada. She is a contractor for Lifesavers through her company “BMD Safety Services” and has also taught first aid programs for over 10 years. Jingles has been married for 25 years, has two children and a dog. She provides a lively H2S course and frequently receives rave reviews from her participants.

Amanda Desrochers

Amanda teaches our Red Cross programs, including the Babysitting and Stay Safe courses, as well as WHMIS courses. She started off working with Lifesavers part time in her early teens and then began teaching the Babysitting Courses. On her days off she enjoys doing home renos with her husband and hiking with friends or her dog. Amanda is currently on maternity leave after welcoming her beautiful son Hunter to our work family.

Tabitha Dumas

Tabitha is our Red Cross instructor. She also teaches OFA Level 1 and Transportation Endorsement, WHMIS and TDG. Tabitha has been an OFA Level 3 ticket holder for many years and has lots of first aid experience. When she’s not at work, Tab can be found hiking or cuddled up with her cat “Fig” on her time off, and also enjoys archery. Tabitha is happiest when on a beach in Belize.

Dorothy Ehrman

Dorothy teaches Red Cross courses and the Home Alone program. Picture and more information coming soon.


Kimberly is our newest addition to the office, assisting with the administrative and clerical duties alongside Trish. During her time off she can be found outside playing in the dirt or out on the water in her kayak.