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We only employ experienced and current Emergency Department Nurses, Registered Paramedics, Doctors, EMT's (Medics) and First Responders. Our staff have years of experience in managing real life medical emergencies. 

Experience counts for everything.

When we teach first aid, the instructor up front of the class has the real life experience to draw upon.

When we provide event medic coverage, our staff have the knowledge and equipment to manage an emergency.

Jason Taylor- Director

Registered Nurse | Paramedic | Instructor

 

Jason has been teaching first aid and emergency care for over 20 years. He has dual AHPRA registration as a Nurse & Paramedic and works as a Clinical Nurse & Clinical Facilitator at Cairns Hospital Emergency Department. His roles include Nursing Team Leader of the ED Severe Trauma and Resuscitation Team, member of the Disaster Management and Trauma committees. He has authored numerous first aid publications, developed learning programs for RTO's and universities across Australia. Jason specialises in remote area medic work and education. He also has vocational qualifications in Outdoor Recreation and WHS.

Danielle Rossi- Director

Human Resources & Sales Coordinator

Danielle has more than a decade in training, sales and marketing having worked for organisations such as Bluescope Steel, Orcon Steel & CHEP Australia Pacific. She has qualifications in Human Resources, Vocational Training, Allied Health & Education Support.

 

Dr Kate Vogler- Medical Director
FACEM, FACRRM
 

Kate is both Senior Medical Officer in Cairns Hospital Emergency Department and a Flight Doctor with the RFDS.

 

David Beckham- Major Events Coordinator Registered Nurse

David joins our team with 10 years’ experience with St John Ambulance Queensland as a State Operations Coordinator.  David’s background is in clinical event & disaster management in which he has organised and lead clinical teams for natural disasters and major events like the Brisbane EKKA, Mt Isa Rodeo, Groovin the Moo and the Great Barrier Reef Marathon just to name a few. David’s clinical background is as a medic, qualified trainer and an Advanced Skills Enrolled Nurse at Cairns Emergency Department

Kelvin Groves

Medic | Sports Trainer | Instructor

Kelvin spent 12 years in the Australian Army, the last 8 years as a Combat First Aider/Medic. He is an Level 3 Sports Trainer with over 20 years experience in the fitness industry and has a genuine passion for providing emergency care.

 

Danielle Jackson
Registered Nurse
 

Danielle is a Medical Clinical Nurse Consultant and former Clinical Nurse in the Emergency Department at Cairns Hospital. 

 
Cody Cameron
Registered Nurse | Lifeguard
 

Cody is a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at Cairns Hospital and has over 8 years experience as an Ocean Lifeguard. 

 
Laura Davidson-West
Registered Nurse
 

Laura is a Clinical Nurse in the Emergency Department at Cairns Hospital. 

 
Angela Shailer
Enrolled Nurse 

Ange is an endorsed enrolled nurse currently working at Cairns Hospital Emergency Department.  She has been a nurse for 12 years, 7 of those in ED and is currently studying her Bachelor in Nursing. She has worked at the Commonwealth Games, Ironman cairns, Mount Isa rodeo, Port Douglas triathlon, Einsleigh rodeo, Cairns Taipans  basketball games, Innisfail and Cairns shows. 

Donna Howell

Enrolled Nurse

Emmy Kunda

BLS Medic | Sports Trainer  

Calum Docherty

Lifeguard

Calum started his lifeguard career in 2013 working at a lagoon and beach in Airlie Beach before moving to the US in 2016 to pursue his dream of working on a lake. He returned the following year to manage the lake and the new lifeguarding team. He has worked as a lifeguard and Junior Lifeguard instructor on Hamilton Island before moving to South East Queensland at the busiest Lagoon in Australia where he successfully managed a large team of lifeguards. 

 

James Ellis
Registered Nurse | Paramedic
 

Originally specialising in Critical Care Nursing, James has 14 years’ experience in triage and complex management of the emergency and trauma patient. Most recently, James held the role of Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at Cairns Hospital. Previously James worked with the Queensland Ambulance Service as an Advanced Care Paramedic 2. Before that, he was a Nursing Officer and Rotary Wing Flight Nurse in the Australian Army. He has also worked as a Close Health Support Logistics Officer

 

James Brown

Paramedic | Instructor

James is a qualified Paramedic and has been focused on the event medic industry for the previous 2 years with medic experience over various range event styles and locations. He has experience with London Ambulance Service.

His previous experience in Event Management and Event Security Management crossed with his higher level medical abilities offers a unique skill set to assist you in making your event a safe success.”

Jeremy Rigney
Registered Nurse
 

Jeremy is a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at Cairns Hospital. 

 
Alex Thompson
Registered Nurse
 

Alex is a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at Cairns Hospital. 

 

Peter Carnsew

Paramedic | Instructor  

Peter has more than 30 years experience as a paramedic with Queensland Ambulance Service.  

Justin Ganzer

Registered Nurse

Kevin Langtree

Enrolled Nurse | Instructor

Kevin worked for the Queensland Ambulance Service as an Advancded Care Paramedic for over 18 years. He has been teaching first aid since 2000 and is currently working as an Enrolled Nurse.

Murrin Donegan

Lifeguard

Murrin first started lifeguarding in Scotland in 2016 and travelled to America to work on a lake and waterpark in Wisconsin. Since moving to Australia she has worked at a variety of pools, lagoons, resorts and beaches in The Whitsundays, Hamilton Island, South East Queensland and Far North Queensland. She has taught Junior Lifeguard classes in Airlie Beach, Sunshine Coast and Hamilton Island. Through my time I have advanced my skills to also include swim teaching and water safety education. She hopes to enhance her skills to further her desired career in the medical industry.

 

Kevin Hussey

First Responder 

Category 5 Emergency  Care

JADAKABE Pty Ltd t/as Category 5 Emergency Care- ABN: 34626601349

Phone: 0412899483

PO Box 394, Earlville Qld 4870

Fax: 07 4033 1382

Emails:

General enquiries, first aid courses & equipment: 

admin@category5.net.au

Event medical support:

events@category5.net.au

Lifeguard services:

lifeguard@category5.net.au

Human resources & employment opportunities: hr@category5.net.au

 

Postal: PO Box 394, Earlville, Qld 4870

Office: 19 Turquoise Close, Bayview Heights, Qld 4868

Operations: 49/193 Hartley Street, Portsmith Qld 4870

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