New Chair of AECTP bringing a taste of the West Coast 

TPP’s Janet Jamieson is bringing a taste of the West Coast to her new role as Chair of New Zealand’s Association of Emergency Care Training Providers (AECTP).

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Janet has been a long-time member and leader within the Association, and recently accepted an approach to become Chair. AECTP promotes and supports quality in pre-hospital emergency care training, running an annual conference and providing professional development to educators and organisations such as Red Cross and St John Ambulance.

“I’ve been involved in the national association since its inception around 10 years ago,” says Janet. “I love working alongside other professionals to develop the skills and quality of first-aid providers across the country.”

Janet has been TPP’s Lead Tutor – First Aid for 13 years, focusing on developing the skills of students as well as spear-heading community initiatives.

“We’re continuing to run free training sessions for West Coast organisations on how to use defibrillators and helping people prepare for when the worst happens. We all have the ability to help others in times of need, but the training is important. I always say: people can die from bad first aid – so I want to help people learn what to do.”

Janet says she’s excited to chair the national organisation, and also challenged by the idea of working alongside the heads of New Zealand’s major first aid agencies.

“I like to bring a little bit of the West Coast to all of our events. I’ll offer our keynote speakers or guest a jade carving or wood carving made here at home to give them a little taste of the Coast.”

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