Meet the Team
Seamus Sinnott - Founder
“We won’t stop until we’ve got the whole of the country trained in First Aid. Then, we can really make a difference.” Seamus Sinnott, Founder of STAC First Aid
In his early career, Seamus witnessed his boss suffer an accident, which leads to an amputation. “This was a real wake-up call. I knew then that the first aid training I’d had was insufficient and hadn’t prepared us. We didn’t react properly, and the consequences were shocking. I needed real skills, and the idea of STAC First Aid was born.”
Seamus started gaining proper training and volunteering as a reservist in the Army Medical Corps, where he served for 20 years. A few years later, STAC was formed to provide First Class First Aid Training.
“Teaching the skills is not enough. You have to build confidence in people so they can react properly and professionally. So that they become a seamless part of the care until the professional medics arrive on the scene. This is what makes a difference.”
We have built a team, all of who are passionate about top-quality First Aid. Nobody in the S.T.A.C .office is ‘just admin’; all have a thorough knowledge of the certification systems involved and a long history and involvement in providing first aid in different sectors, industry, red cross, army medical corps.
Michael O'Leary, Training Coordinator & Instructor
“First Aid! Sure, aren’t you steeped in it”. That was the comment from one Primary School principal in Co. Clare when she met with Michael O’Leary at her school recently.
She knew Michael when he was County Secretary of the Clare Red Cross in the early 1980s.
Michaels’ involvement in First Aid now spans five decades, “my father was involved with the Civil Defence in the 1960’s” he commented, “I guess it all stems from there”.
Michael joined Seamus as Training Co-ordinator and Instructor at STAC.ie in 2011 and now delivers courses from Basic First Aid to FETAC Level 5 Occupational First Aid Courses nationwide.
“It’s a passion more than a job. To enjoy people and to be able to help and make a small difference keeps me going. I get a total high…to see people learn and become confident is electric, really!” Mario Motto, Instructor, Limerick Branch
When Mario first came to Ireland from South Africa, he soon began to miss the ‘calling’. He’d trained as a medivac technician in the military and served as a medic in the fire service. So he joined the Civil Defence here in Ireland and still volunteers regularly. Mario is passionate about what STAC teaches and the way they do it. “We are all medics here, and we teach from experience and not from a bunch of slides.”
First Aid Courses Ireland – Value for Life
There is no training more valuable than a first aid course that enables you to save a life. It really is that simple. It could be the life of a colleague, a child, a senior relative, or perhaps the life of a stranger, but that life is priceless when you consider the minor cost of a first aid course. A first aid course is a must-have for everyone, whether they know it or not.
A First Aid Course for Everyone
Whatever your requirements, we have a first aid course to fit. We tailor our courses to the needs, profile, and activities of your business, family unit, club, your crèche, school, or organisation. If you are simply a group of friends with a shared interest in first aid courses to keep those closest to you safe, we will design and deliver a course especially for you.
Childcare is one of our specialities. If you worry about your children or the children who are regularly in your care, stop now. We have designed first aid courses specifically for treating babies from three months to children of 13 years of age and all the trouble they can get into in between! Don't hesitate to contact us to find out more about how you can help them when it matters most.
STAC First Aid Course Ireland
Sinnott Training and Certification consistently delivers first aid courses in Ireland to a very high standard. Because of this, we were the first independent training company in the midwest region to attain full recognition from the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council. Such a vote of confidence in our first aid courses motivates us to improve our courses even more, and we hope it inspires confidence in you too.
All Sinnott Training and Certification first aid course instructors and examiners hold current certification from:
- Occupational First Aid Assessment Agent (OFAAA)
- Pre Hospital Care Council
- Health & Safety Authority
Our instructors have a wealth of field experience in first aid care and deliver first aid courses throughout Ireland for many years. They are familiar with the dangers and the hazards in all environments and what you can do in specific situations to give effective first aid care at home, at work or play.
STAC first aid courses Ireland consistently delivers first aid courses of the highest standard throughout Ireland in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway & Waterford. Please get in touch with us for more details.