Royal Australian Air Force Engineer
Tammy enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in 1990 and became an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. She maintained a wide variety of aircraft from Winjeels, then Hercules and finally Caribous Aircraft.
One of the very few females in a male dominated environment was challenging and Tammy found she constantly had to prove herself. Among many challenges, she completed training runs in Iroquoi Helicopters whilst under attack from Hawk Aircraft, and carried out a 4 week Survival Course with Navy Clearance Divers.
She learnt survival priority, how to stay alive in different terrains, learning how to secure food shelter and water. However, her biggest challenge was found deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea…
In September, 2008, Tammy conquered one of the world’s most arduous physical challenges. She completed the Kokoda Trail with 144 elite SAS soldiers. She was the only female invited on the trek – a thank you for her dedication to always keeping her Aircraft in peak mechanical condition.
During the 8-day journey, Tammy found a level of strength and determination she never knew she had. She now knows if you have a dream and defined goals, faith and determination, you can achieve almost anything in your life. She lives by her motto, “Never say never”.
During her RAAF career she was presented with the Active and Long Service Medals and Personal Qualities and Commanding Officer’s Awards.
However, a near-fatal tragedy was soon to change the course of Tammy’s life…
A New Career
In October, 2007, Tammy’s 16 month old son almost drowned. Due to the RAAF’s mandatory CPR Training she was able to save Carson’s life. After losing her son this experience had a profound effect on Tammy. She knew life would never be the same again.
She soon discovered that many of her friends did not possess the skills of CPR or First Aid Training. So, after 17 years of service in a career she loved, Tammy left the RAAF to follow her new-found passion – to help others learn the skills to save a life.
First Aid Yu Can2
Many organisation conduct CPR courses to satisfy legal requirements. However, Tammy’s philosophy in setting up her business was to use the passion from her personal experience with Carson’s near-drowning and the skills learnt in the RAAF to educate and empower her clients. Tammy utilises accelerated learning techniques to enable her clients to retain the information more effectively and thus better protect their loved ones.
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