First Aid Training

BraveHeart First Aid Mission Statement

BraveHeart is the largest, independent First Aid training and equipment provider in Nova Scotia. We are committed to offering a professional, comprehensive, and conducive learning environment, dedicated to providing participants pro-active, emergency and non-emergency- first aid skills training, to use in times of need.

Knowledgeable and engaging instructors are able to educate participants in first aid theory, practical, hands-on skills, to support ill or injured individuals, providing life- sustaining, effective first aid care and comfort, until advanced medical care can be provided.

BraveHeart strives to instill the skills, confidence and courage, for each participant, to move past fear and reach their bravest self, to act and provide care and support for those in need. To inspire kindness to help everyone and caring in a moment of need.

Based in the Annapolis Valley, we instruct in all areas of Nova Scotia, including New Minas, Wolfville, Greenwood, Yarmouth, Berwick and Windsor, and provide training classes all over the province.


Committed to Excellence in Training

Nancy O’Halloran has been recognized in her efforts to create top-quality first aid instruction and training, being nominated, in 2019, for the Chamber of Commerce Business Pioneer Woman of Excellence and Business Woman of Excellence. As well, Nancy currently sits on the Board of Directors, at the Windsor Elms Village, a home with which Nancy has had a long-term relationship.

It was her commitment to community, which inspired Nancy to create BraveHeart First Aid. Nancy recognized a lack of first aid training opportunities, both for the local general public and community businesses. She was determined to apply her unique skills, perspective, and personality in providing greater access to competition, as well as concise first aid training programs and options. Nancy believes everyone needs to feel useful in a time of need.

She has devoted herself to providing quality, proactive, first aid care readiness. Nancy maintains a steadfast belief in planning ahead and building confidence, knowledge, and skills in all aspects of safety and in life in general. “Everyone needs and deserves to focus on being happy and feeling safe”. It is this philosophy that lends itself to her developing a unique business attitude.

First and foremost, Nancy promotes kindness, support and encouragement of others, in their professional and personal lives. From this “jump off point”, she has developed and continues to provide one of the most engaging and inspiring first aid training programs in the province.

Join us here anytime. We look forward to meeting you and sharing Hearts.


Courses come with a certificate valid for 3 years

Listen to a radio interview with Nancy:

Nancy O'Halloran, Owner of BraveHeart First Aid

Nancy O’Halloran: BraveHeart’s Owner and CEO

BraveHeart is the “heart-child” of Nancy O’Halloran. Nancy moved to the Annapolis Valley, in 2007, with her husband and two sons. She currently resides in Kentville.

Nancy built her company on motivating people in her courses to feel useful, confident, and safe in a first aid moment. Her team of instructors offers a unique style of training that is an effective approach to successful confidence building. They use hands-on activities and learning styles that engages the classroom. These courses are scenario-based with casualty simulation to suit the audiences’ first aid needs, especially in specific workplaces.

BraveHeart opened its new training room in the Kentville Industrial Park in 2018. Here we offer companies and community members the opportunity to book a seat in any course they need, operating 7 days a week. Featuring year-round training for OHS needs has been an asset to Nova Scotia communities. We have onsite instructors and allow workplaces and private groups to host their own courses, as needed.