Gilles Proulx (ICP)
Gilles has been a paramedic with the Southern Regional Health Authority since July of 2004 and brings an extensive medical background along with him. He took his first CPR course in 10th grade and has been hooked on helping others ever since. Being in this environment for many years, Gilles has seen the helplessness of both patients and bystanders which fuelled the decision in 2008 to begin teaching, to help people learn the skills necessary to help those in need, whether it be minor injuries or severe life-threatening emergencies. In 2014, Gilles achieved the Canadian Red Cross Instructor Trainer status, which allows him to teach people to be instructors so they may teach their own first aid courses. Gilles also acts as a preceptor for the Paramedicine program at Red River College and supervises the in-the-field learning and skills application of the paramedic students who have finished their classroom learning.
Gilles brings real-life and first-hand experiences to the classroom, to help students learn the skills in a realistic environment. He also makes sure that the classes are run in a simple and easy to follow manner, so that all students walk away with a solid understanding of first aid and CPR skills.
Gilles has also been part of Workplace Safety and Health teams and has helped designed safe work practices in manufacturing settings.
In his spare time, Gilles enjoys spending time with his wife, kids and his dogs. He enjoys spending time outdoors. Camping, hiking, fishing, canoeing as well as snowmobiling in the winter are just a few of the activities he enjoys.