Life Saving Training Centre was established on 23rd October 1995 by Mr V. Krishnan S.B.St.J., who was a parade commander at St. John’s. The training centre was officially opened by Prof V. Anantharaman, who was the Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Singapore General Hospital. Located in Yishun, the main objective of the training centre was to introduce the importance of first aid in a community setting.
Mr V. Krishnan has served in the Singapore Ambulance Brigade for 45 years as a volunteer and he has also received his Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment (ACTA) from Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ). Mr V. Krishnan is also an experienced first aid lecturer who holds the Higher First Aid certificate and the Lay Lecturer certificate.
Mr V. Krishnan received his service bar and long service medals from the late Presidents Yusof Bin Ishak and Benjamin Sheares. Additionally, Mr V. Krishnan also received the Saving Brother Medal from the late President Devan Nair in 1983. In recognition of his efforts to promote first aid in the community, Mr V. Krishnan was also featured in SG50 faces (http://www.50faces.sg/en/v-krishnan).
To date, Life Saving Training Centre has trained more than 30,000 people in Occupational First Aid, Child First Aid, Standard First Aid (SFA), Basic First Aid, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) & in the use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and First Aid awareness courses.
In 2002, Dr. Ananda graduated with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University. He earned his medical degree from the Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 2013. A year later, he obtained his DIC & MSc in Preventive Cardiology from Imperial College London. He has also completed clinical attendance at the Cardiac Prevention & Rehabilitation Programme (CPRP) and the Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic in Charing Cross Hospital London. He is a Singapore Health Promotion Board (HPB) certified smoking cessation consultant and he also holds WSQ's Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) and a Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE). As a member of the American Heart Association and the European Resuscitation Council, Dr Ananda keeps himself abreast with the latest research findings on pre-hospital and emergency trauma.