About Us

Laura Macadam-Slater
Director, Trainer/Assessor, Internal Verifier &
PAT Tester

LauraLaura was born in Inverness and has lived all her life in Fort William, apart from her time in the Royal Navy. She attended Lochaber High School before joining the Royal Navy to become a Medic, she had the honour passing out from HMS Raleigh as part of the Guard. After the Navy she moved back home and offered her knowledge & skills to the local Sea Cadet Unit, T.S. St Christopher, as an instructor where she progressed from Petty Officer to the Commanding Officer.

She has also been involved in World’s Largest Humanitarian Organisation as a Volunteer from a very young age and has received a Commendation for Dedicated Service and the Voluntary Medical Service Medal & Bar from them. She, along with husband Paul, was a Trainer & Lead Volunteer for this Organisation and could be seen at many local events providing First Aid cover.

Laura’s career, before establishing Emergency Action Training, was in Hospitality giving her extensive knowledge in food & beverage service along with legal requirements for Health & Safety protocols.

As you can see Laura has experience in all she teaches from First Aid at events to Fire Fighting in the Navy.

Laura has recently achieved IOSH Managing Safely.

If that’s not enough in September 2015 she opened a Girl Guide Unit in Caol, Fort William and was asked to take on the Brownies too, and now has been made a Guiding District Commissioner

Paul Macadam-Slater
Director, Trainer/Assessor, Internal Verifier &
PAT Tester

Paul (2)Paul was born in Sussex and moved to Inverness at a young age, completing his secondary education at Inverness Royal Academy. He attended Inverness College graduating with an HND in Hotel & Catering Management before entering the Hospitality Industry, working his way up from Kitchen Porter to Hotel General Manager in some very prestigious Hotels. As a Waiter he entered the Young Waiter of the Year competition and won the title of ‘Scottish Young Waiter of the Year’ from the Restaurateur’s Association of Great Britain.

Paul, as Laura, also served in the Royal Navy. In fact twice; firstly in the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service until its disbandment, in the Port Head Quarters Branch, then in the Royal Naval Reserve based at HMS Scotia in Rosyth serving in the Logistics Branch. This was while he was working in Hotels in Inverness full time! When he moved to the Fort William area he wished to become part of the community and offered his services to the Sea Cadet Unit, T.S. St Christopher and became the Units 1st Lieutenant. Needless to say this is where he met Laura.

Not wishing to become bored Paul has also been a member of the Royal Voluntary Service delivering Meals on Wheels and as the Lead for Emergency Feeding. He has been a Qualified Observer for the Institute of Advanced Motorists and has been Trainer, Lead Volunteer & Chair of the Volunteer Council (North Scotland) for World’s Largest Humanitarian Organisation. Paul has also received a Commendation for Dedicated Service and the Voluntary Medical Service Medal from them.

Paul has recently achieved a Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice & become a certified PAT Tester.

Debbie Macadam-Slater
Trainee Trainer

Debbie was born in Inverness and has lived all her young life in Fort William. She attended Lochaber High School leaving after 6th Year in 2018. You may have guessed by the name that Debbie is joining the family business, she is doing so to gain experience in teaching as she gains her degree.

Debbie is a Brownie Leader along with Laura (a.k.a. Mum) and has started her training career by helping Jadzia, her younger sister to gain not only her Brownie First Aid and Fire Safety badges but also her Brownie Advanced First Aid Badge. Well done to both Girls on their achievements