My name is Debbie Chene. I can trace my career aspirations back to my early years in the suburbs of Toronto, where I grew up for most of my young life. Hearing that ambulance go by, I wanted to be a part of helping sick people get better and respond in life’s most critical moments. I wanted to be a Paramedic.
Sometimes life takes us on an entirely different path due to necessity and practicality. For me, that path took a detour and put those thoughts on the back burner. 25 years or so later in the administrative world, with years of office and management experience, I found myself in downtown Calgary, Alberta, as Executive Assistant to the CEO. Throughout my extensive career, I traveled to areas like Russia and the Ukraine as Logistics Coordinator for rig crews working in Siberia and area. Fortunately, these positions offered me many advantages and the opportunity to connect with some very inspiring people along the way. They also gave me the tools to face challenges and uncertainties that were ahead. During my career transition from the oil & gas industry, a tragic and unexpected event in my family lit a fire under that old dream, and led me to re-evaluate my future going forward. It was then, that I made the decision to follow that dream to become a Paramedic. There it began, full-time classroom days with around the clock studies and good-bye heels to hello steel-toe shoes!
Empowered by my classmates, my instructors, and my own personal motivation, I am now a registered Primary Care Paramedic. Thanks to my study buddy Devan, who as fate would have it, sat next to me on our first day in medic school. She was an extremely bright young student who helped me get through this new path of studying around the clock. At the end of the day, I believe we helped each other forge through those years. Today, Devan is an Advanced Care Paramedic and I could not be more proud of her! I currently work as a Primary Care Paramedic for Aaron Paramedical Services in Calgary and am the owner and trainer of Debco Safety teaching corporations First Aid and CPR.
Debco Safety teaches Customized First Aid and CPR
Debco offers a robust program that ensures companies are getting quality training that meets OHS guidelines. With years as a business professional, I understand how important time management is. Our courses are unique, with real life scenario practice, keeping everyone engaged in the training.
On-site training is cost effective, allows greater flexibility in group certifications and provides a great team building activity!
Debco Safety is a certified Red Cross Training Partner and Accredited Heart & Stroke Instructor.
All courses meet OHS and CSA approvals providing participants with 1 and 3-year certifications. All equipment including mannequins, training supplies and a customized agenda that meets your specific company needs, will also be provided.
A Few Testimonials
“We would like to thank Debbie for what I believe as one of the best real life First Aid Training/CPR courses I have ever taken in my 20+ years in the oil and gas sector.”
“Thank you Debbie, for your training expertise! Your course has given us both the basic skills and the confidence to potentially change the outcome of an unfortunate event.” – Catapult Environmental Inc., Trevor T. Befus, Environmental and Regulatory Planner
“Deb was able to bring first aid to life with great hands-on exercises! “She added humour and personal experience, making the two days a great investment for us all!” – H2Safety Services Inc., Rob Carter, Training Specialist
MAKE IT YOUR NEXT TEAM BUILDING EVENT!