Taught with purpose driven with passion and pride

Anne Rowley

Who am I?  I am a young gun with a great attitude on life and believe life is too short to not give anything a go.

As a child a grew up only ever wanting to become a Paramedic.  I went to high school directly across the road from an Ambulance Station and said that I would be a Paramedic there one day.  My dream came true with hard work and determination and I spent 5 years there as a Paramedic.

I have 17 years of working in some of Sydney’s busiest stations such as Fairfield, Liverpool, Bankstown and Camden, which is the biggest growth corridor in the state.

I have always had a passion for teaching and not long after becoming a Paramedic, and as a volunteer with 20years experience with NSW RFS years of service I started the concept idea of starting my own business.  In 2004 Rapid 1st Aid was born.  In the beginning I started off teaching only 50 students a year. Over 15 years I have grown this bud into a blooming flower, and now teach over 1000 students a year predominantly through word of mouth.  My business is my pride and joy.

Personally; I am a car fanatic and participate as a medic with Team Medical Australia in the Supercars series.  This is my little adrenaline source and release on life.  I joined Team Medical Australia back in 2012 and enjoy spending time with my second family.

I have two fur babies, Jess & Rosie, and two fur angels who broke my heart.  A superman of a husband supports me in all aspects of my business and without his support I couldn’t do or achieve what I want to achieve.

As a business I sponsor several great talents in the area:

I have supported and sponsored Ultimate Karting Sydney since their birth.  Over the years I have supported them with their staff training, first aid kits, and a defibrillator which was donated to them through an unfortunate event.  With the good regular training, and a great response plan, this customer walked back in the door a week later to shake their hands.  A very surreal moment for the staff there.

With my medical training and motorsport background; I conduct simulated training with their staff to ensure they provide the right support to their participants in the event of an unfortunate event.

Over the last 3.5 years I have sponsored local talent Cameron Crick (Crick Racing) ……. after he was given the opportunity to race a V8 ute in Winton.  Cameron has grown up in the motorsport industry with Rodney Crick, his Dad, who raced in the Super-trucks before his sad passing.  I believe he has the right attitude in life and is making the best of his talents and skills.  I wish him the best of luck to finish 2019 on the podium.

I sponsor a local junior football team, East Campbelltown Juniors Rugby League under 10s div 1.  These kids have been back to back undefeated winners in both 2018 & 2019.  It’s been wonderful to support such great local talent in the community.

Over the years I have implemented many defibrillators into the community with businesses or sporting clubs.  Of late it has become a mission to try and implement these units so that they are publicly accessible on a 24/7 basis.

In 2018 I held a CPR challenge to raise funds to purchase some publicly accessible defibrillators for the community of Camden.  With help from the community through donations, the support of the Narellan Lions Club, and some grants, we have purchased two units.   A huge thank you to Blooms the Chemist in Camden where one of these units is proudly hanging in the walk-through outside Blooms the Chemist

Being the preferred partner for a large 24/7 gym chain Australia wide I have implemented over 100 units across NSW and beyond.

I am lucky enough to be a panel provider with the NSW Office of Sports in the defibrillator grants program where sporting clubs across NSW can apply for and receive up to 75% towards the cost of a defibrillator.  There is no middle person, you will deal with myself only where I will provide you the support, implementation and training to make you comfortable with your purchase.  This grant is an amazing opportunity for clubs to get on board to make that difference, as every minute counts during a cardiac arrest.

As a subject matter expert; why buy from a retailer when you can come to me, ask any questions, play with a unit, and understand how and why these wonderful life saving units work.   Did you know that if you SAVE a life then a defibrillator will be donated to an organization of your choice as a way of paying it forward!

As a local business operator; my courses are fun, adaptive to the environment and highly hands on.

My corporate bookings are on site and are targeted towards the environment in which the audience works.

My general public courses are held every month and guarantee loads of fun with lots of laughter and hands on experience to make you comfortable.   You never know when you might need to use these valuable skills.

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