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Meet Our New Training Instructors

Through our hands-on approach, our expertise allows for a richer education. Our expert-led training provides a higher quality instructional experience, preparing crewmembers for medical events that may occur during flight. Management of in-flight illness and injury training is necessary to ensure safe and successful operations. Instructors train crew to learn how to respond to medical emergencies, leveraging on-the-ground MedLink doctors and the MedAire medical kit. Training includes victim assessment, CPR, and AED skills, as well as adapted techniques for the cabin, environment, and altitude.

MEDAIRE WELCOMES OUR NEWEST INSTRUCTORS TO OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS:

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ANTHONY "AJ" BONACQUISTI

Anthony started his medical career as a combat medic with the US Army. After the Army, he moved into the hospital emergency room area before entering the pre-hospital area. He has been a paramedic for over 15 years and has enriched his career by working as an EMT, Paramedic, Field Training Officer, Supervisor, and Clinical Educator. Anthony now works as an American Heart Association instructor full-time and as an interfacility transfer paramedic. Based in Florida, AJ has brought his extensive experience to MedAire in December 2021 and supplemented every class with his experiences.

CORINNE FLAMMER

Corinne is currently a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic working for Saint Clare’s Hospital in Denville, New Jersey and has extensive experience teaching many EMS-related disciplines and coordinating all levels of programs. She began her career as a volunteer EMT in New Jersey. Corinne received her paramedic education at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Health-Related Professions in Newark, New Jersey. She has also held paramedic certifications in Florida and California. Ms. Flammer has been presenting nationally to local and larger groups at EMS conferences for over ten years.

Additionally, she was faculty at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Union County College in their Paramedic Science programs. Based in New Jersey, Corinne loves to teach and share her experiences so that others may benefit from her extensive knowledge. In her free time, she is the mother of three girls. She also writes and has been published in a national trade magazine.

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JASON HEINE

Jason was born and raised in Canada but has spent extensive time in the United States while living in Hawaii, California, and the Dallas Fort Worth area of Texas. He became a highly skilled paramedic in 2007 and has worked in both a Level 1 Trauma Center and a County EMS. Jason joined the esteemed MedAire Instructor team in early 2021. He quickly ramped up by taking classes at FlightSafety Dallas, virtual and onsite classes. Jason’s hobbies include all things Texas as he has embraced the great state where he lives.

JOEL VER VELDE

Joel is a licensed paramedic and former firefighter with extensive experience providing care and instruction in emergency services. His experiences include working in a Level II Trauma Center, providing emergency services from the streets of Los Angeles to the deserts of Southern California. Additionally, Velde has been honoured to have the opportunity to be an instructor at UCLA’s Center for Prehospital Care. Those experiences enable him to provide health and safety services to the film and entertainment industries. Based in California, he teaches classes on the west coast and at FlightSafety in Long Beach.

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