Bruce Wise
Rapid Response Trainer

Bruce has had a varied working background, starting in the Antiques Restoration arena, moving onto Trade courses in Plumbing & Drainage and then 5 years experience in Building Maintenance and Construction.
 
Bruce changed his career path and entered the Ambulance Service as a General Ambulance Officer for 5 years progressing to Intensive Care Paramedic.

His skills involve routine medical cases through to Cardiac Arrest, Traumatic Injuries, Multi Trauma Accident Scenes, Disaster Scenes and providing scene management of all cases.
 
After obtaining his Diploma in Prehospital care at Charles Sturt University in 1999, Bruce furthered his education and obtained his General Land Based Rescue Certificate and Vertical Rescue Certificate in 2004 and began working full time on local rescue units.  Skills obtained were Confined Space training, Breathing Apparatus, Road Crash rescue, Abseiling, Swift Water rescue, Helicopter rescue operations, Chemical / Biological / Radiological training, Bushcraft and 4WD training, Urban Search and Rescue 1 training (USAR 1).
 
In 2006, Bruce gained his Diploma in Outdoor Recreation providing skills to access patients in un-hospitable environments such as cliff faces, canyons and confined spaces including caving. Further extensive training in Bushcraft and remote Area Survival skills were also gained.
 
All of these skills have been put to extensive use on daily occurrence’s, from minor to major accident scenes and disaster situations. Such injuries rate from minor cuts and abrasions to cardiac arrests in any given environment.
 
Bruce has been deployed to natural disasters both within NSW as a frontline Paramedic attending such cases Bushfires in Rural NSW, Floods in Rural NSW and the devastating bushfires of Victoria.
 
Having gained selection and subsequent training in (USAR II) Urban Search And Rescue, being able to search collapsed buildings and enters ruins and confined spaces Bruce was deployed as part of a task force to Christchurch New Zealand post the March Earthquake. Bruce both provided medical care (along with fellow USAR II trained Paramedics) to the search and rescue team and also conducted search and rescue duties on unstable sites within the CBD of Christchurch.
 
Bruce has also been contracted by private organisations to provide medical coverage patrons and staff at concerts and sporting fixtures and further to this to cast and crew of television productions both within NSW and overseas in FIJI and New Zealand.
 
Bruce’s teaching has been tested over many years both privately through Rapid Response First Aid and also in training students in public education and fellow paramedics. He is also a vital team member in providing training to a local surf club being an assessor, trainer and facilitator.
 
Bruce recently gained qualifications in Level 2 medic for Australian Rugby league and is able to attend professional and junior rugby league fixtures providing expert medical coverage.
 
Bruce has gained his qualification in Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessing.

bruce@rapidresponsefirstaid.com.au