First Five is Chicagoland’s premier emergency medical training center. Our students are taught by professional instructors that have been in the emergency medical field for years. “Professionals Training Professionals” is our motto and business platform. We believe that by having instructors that have been there and done that, we can provide superior training. Whether you are looking to start a career in EMS, to brush up on your skills, or train your employees, we can offer you the training at your place or ours.
First Five is Chicagoland’s premier emergency medical training center. Our students are taught by professional intructors that have been in the emergency medical field for years. “Professionals Training Professionals” is our motto and business platform. We beleive that by having instructors that have been there and done that, we can provide superior training. Weither you are looking to start a career in EMS, to brush up on your skills, or train your employees, we can offer you the training at your place or ours.
"We Practice What We Teach"
Our Instructors are industry professionals that respond to medical emergencies everyday. First Five instructors have over 75 years experience in Emergency Medical Services. All of our instructors were EMT-B students at one time or another and have all sat where you are sitting. We are dedicated to your success by providing patient assessment skills and the needed lessons too successfully pass the National/State Licensing Exam.
Director of Training
Chris Hansen is currently employed as a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Chicago Fire Department. Chicago responds to over 700,000 calls a year. He has been licensed as a Paramedic in Illinois since 1996. Emergency Medical Technician since 1994.
Instructor Hansen has taught Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) in an adult learning environment for about 13 years. He is a EMS Lead Instructor licensed with Illinois Department of Public Health and a American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Instructor.
Ted Sullivan started off at First Five as a behind-the-scenes guy, starting with the website and growing into becoming the IT Director. Ted was convinced to take his talents a step farther, and step in front of the classroom.
Ted obtained his EMT license in 1998 while attending college and working for the local county fire department. Ted took that license and got hired on the Chicago Fire Department. Within his 22 year career has rose to the rank of Lieutenant/EMT, has earned several awards, is an American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Instructor, a Red Cross CPR/First Aid Instructor, an ECSI CPR/First Aid, Wildland FIrst Aid Instructor, and Illinois EMS Lead Instructor.
Rory is currently a Lieutenant/EMT with the Chicago Fire Department and has been a licensed EMT for over 20 years. He has used these skills not only to care for the citizens of Chicago but has also worked as the “set medic” on various film and television productions in the Chicago area. Rory discovered his passion for teaching first aid while working as a First Aid Merit Badge counselor for the Boy Scouts of America. He feels such pride when he hears a scout yell out, “treat for shock” for any trauma patient.
Rory is an American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Instructor. He is also an ECSI CPR/First Aid, Wilderness First Aid Instructor. When not working or teaching Rory enjoys fishing with his son, and yes, he has removed many fish hooks from all sorts of body parts. “You have to pull the hook all the way through the skin if the barb has gone in in order to get it out.”
Nick is too busy teaching. He promised us a bio soon. (We might become hypoxic if we hold our breath and wait…..LOL)
Getting these bios is harder than you think…hehehe
By now you feel our pain…………