VioDy 2017 Instructors: Scott Dineen

Welcome to our Violence Dynamics Vancouver profile series, where you’ll get to know our instructors and event organizers in the leadup to VioDy Vancouver 2017! This week, we’re introducing active firefighter and first responder instructor Scott Dineen.

Scott Dineen, Local instructor

Scott Dineen is a full-time firefighter with the city of Richmond, BC, and the owner of Primary Care First Aid. He teaches confined space and high angle rope rescue to the fire department’s technical rescue team, has provided AED training to the Vancouver Police Department, and has been delivering Red Cross First Aid courses to the general public for many years. He is also a certified trainer for Red Cross First Aid Instructors, and offers emergency, occupational, and child-care specific courses tailored to the environments in which his students live and work.

Dineen’s role as an active first responder allows him to bring a ton of relevant experience to his teaching, and he’s able to supplement Red Cross’ core material with his own field work and knowledge. He is an engaging teacher who is equally at home working with highly-skilled professionals and members of the general public, and has a knack for conveying the reality of performing first aid in high-stress, real life situations.

Scott Dineen on the job as a firefighter

He will be teaching the following course at Violence Dynamics Vancouver:

  • Post-Violence First Aid (Friday 3:30-4:30)

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