About Parent First Aid

Parent First Aid was set up by Peter Finnegan following his own personal family medical emergency in October 2014, when Peter’s two-year-old son Robbie was unable to breathe and started changing colour as he choked on a piece of fruit in the family home. Read Peter’s story here.

This frightening experience spurred Peter to enrol himself in a suitable First Aid course but after must research, neither he nor his wife Helen could find anything suitable on offer locally or at a convenient time.  Amazed by the lack of suitable courses for families and coming from a training background, Peter made the decision to set up Parent First Aid.

Parent First Aid was established to offer essential medical emergency instruction at a local level and at times that suit busy lives.  All courses are delivered by vetted, fully qualified and experienced trainers.

Our Trainers

Our courses are facilitated by highly qualified and experienced first aid instructors within the health & safety industry.  All our instructors are selected based on their relevant qualifications and their ability to deliver the latest first aid techniques to small and large training groups. They offer real-life experiences to the training sessions and provide an open and comfortable learning environment. Our instructors are all Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council, Occupational First Aid Assessment Agent and FETAC qualified.

Following the growth of the business, Parent First Aid has evolved to offer additional health & safety programmes such as Occupational First Aid, Emergency First Aid, Manual & Patient Handling, CPR/AED Heartsaver, Cardiac First Responder, Fire Safety and Food Safety… view our other services here.


We recently provided our employees with a series of 1 hour sessions from Parent First Aid which included CPR, Choking, Signs and Symptoms of Meningitis and any additional  topics which our employees had questions on. It was such a worthwhile hour spent and there was such a positive response from all who attended, not only on the content but also on the trainer Clodagh, who was available throughout the day for any additional questions. We will definitely consider running this again in the future.


EHS Engineer, Takeda Ireland Ltd.

Parent First Aid has done many courses in Little Darlings Play Café and I can only speak highly of them. All speakers were informative and kept the audience interested. I dealt with Peter and always found him so professional and excellent to deal with. We are extremely happy with the service they provide and always received super feedback from our parents. We will definitely be using them again.


Manager, Little Darlings Play Cafe

We used Parent First Aid to provide our employees with some basic first aid for babies & toddlers. The idea to bring them on site came from an employee that attended a course when she had her first baby & found it very helpful. The training focused on baby/toddler CPR and how to deal with Choking, but the trainer was very knowledgeable & opened the floor to questions outside these 2 key areas. We had them on site for a full day & over 50 people were trained in 1 hour sessions with max 15 people per group, to allow for hands on practice.  Feedback from employees was very positive & we will hopefully get them back on site to extend the training to shift personnel.


HR Manager, Bristol-Myers Squibb

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