Defibrillator Services NI is owned and managed by James ‘Jock’ McGowan.
With thirty-six years’ experience both as a volunteer and member of staff of the British Red Cross, Jock knows health care and especially Emergency health care.
His professional National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) are complete. Including courses C23, C24 and C25 in training as well as D32, D34 and D35 in assessment.
Jock is an expert in the use and servicing of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED). He personally trained school staff throughout Northern Ireland in the use of AED devices and CPR when 45 Defibrillators were donated to Northern Irish schools following the World Police and Fire Service Games.
Jock has also trained hundreds of volunteers throughout Northern Ireland in AED usage, wherever the 999 Emergency service offers Defibrillators in a modified telephone kiosk.
Jock has developed and delivered First Aid training programmes for several organisations.
Working with Queen’s University Belfast, he organised the first-ever in Europe, compulsory First Aid program for all first year medical and dental students.
In addition, Jock developed and delivered a programme for third year students, giving them the First Aid skills and knowledge needed to assist the Red Cross, St John’s Ambulance, Pro Paramedics and the Community Safety Bus, both at special events and during times of excessive drink and/or violence.