John was a Toronto Firefighter from 1988 to 2006 and served in various capacities with TFS. He served on a heavy rescue vehicle for fifteen years responding to high angle rescues, hazardous material spills, confined space search and rescues and auto extrication. Since becoming President of Rescue 7 in 2006, John has traveled extensively implementing emergency procedure programs to various organizations including South Gobi Sands LLC mining company in Mongolia. He was featured on the Dragon’s Den (Season 3 Episode 11) and facilitated the rise of Rescue 7 to the top 500 fastest growing companies in Canada for 2012, 2013 and 2014. Written publications include Profit 500 Magazine and other various trade magazines. Featured articles in both the Toronto Star and Globe & Mail. Selected as Markham’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013, John is a contributing author for various trade magazines and has traveled extensively to consult (Mongolia, China, Germany, and Caribbean) and speak at conferences. John played varsity football at Acadia University and has coached youth baseball. John and his wife Maureen have their kids and live in Markham, Ont.
Dr. MacDonald ensures Rescue 7’s programs are implemented and maintained at the highest quality standards. Dr. MacDonald oversees our program compliance with all provincial and federal regulations. Rescue 7 and Dr. MacDonald provide medical direction for the Canada Revenue Agency and the Canada Post Corporation.
Ray is Rescue 7’s Director of Training and was a Paramedic with Toronto EMS (Emergency Medical Services) for 26 years. Ray performed many duties over the years including working on the emergency support units, public order unit and working in the educational department as a field training officer. Ray is a certified BCLS/AED Instructor-Trainer with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. He is also an International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Instructor and a first aid and first responder instructor with Rescue 7 Inc. as well as an instructor with the National Safety Council.
A graduate from the University of Toronto and a certified teacher, Michele has been a BLS Heart and Stroke Instructor for over 15 years. Joining Rescue 7 Inc. in 2007, she has managed the implementation, customization and integration of our course curriculum. In addition to her consulting experiences, Michele actively teaches Rescue 7 Inc.’s Emergency Response Training Programs.
A public relations graduate of the University of South Carolina, Lisa joined Rescue 7 in 2011. Lisa’s background in business management and medical sales provides experience and expertise to her job managing customer service and technical support for Rescue 7’s HeartSine AEDs.
Leslie joined our team in 2011 with over 10 years’ experience in customer service, project management and office administration. She has completed Human Relations, Ontario Management Development Program through Seneca College.
Tracey comes to Rescue 7 with 12 years’ experience in Executive Administration, and 4.5 years as a licensed real estate salesperson from New York City. While she lived in NYC, she devoted her time to tutoring economically disadvantaged students from elementary level to high school, as part of the “No Child Left Behind Act of 2001”. In addition, she was a member of Corcoran Cares, an in-house non-profit organization that supports several charitable and philanthropic organizations within New York and Florida. Tracey received her B.A. at the City University of New York – Baruch College, where she majored in Corporate Communications. She has a certification in Standard First Aid and schedules corporate clients for all training sessions.
Colleen joined our team in 2014 with 3 years of customer service experience. Exceling in learning new things, Colleen is very energetic, personable and reliable. Colleen has won various awards for her ongoing passion in sports for example; Hockey, Ball hockey, Baseball, Volleyball, Lacrosse.
February 2016 will be the 10 year anniversary of the passing of Chase McEachern, the son of John McEachern. Chase was diagnosed with an atrial flutter, and died after collapsing in his school gym with no AED present. Chase had a dream to make AEDs accessible to everyone in a community space, and John devoted his life to carrying out Chase’s dream after his passing. In 2008, John won the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship, and in 2009, John won the Heart of Gold Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, honouring volunteers who demonstrate loyalty and service to the Heart and Stroke Foundation through contributions of time, talent, material and/or financial support. With endless dedication and passion to the cause, Rescue 7 collaborated with the McEachern family to Keep Chase’s Dream Alive. In June 2015, John began working with Rescue 7 to spread the word about Chase’s story, create awareness and to market and sell AEDs across Canada.