Our Current Instructors

Christopher Dillingham

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Chris Dillingham served in our military for 23 years. He started as an 11B Infantry, but later became a Combat Medic. He spent extensive time living and working in austere environments as a Senior Line Medic and has a broad range of operational experiences. 


Chris is an Alaska Healing Hearts member, Wounded Warrior Alumni and a member of the National Association of Medics and Corpsmen. He continually strives to remain current in Emergency and Remote Medicine and passing that knowledge on to others with his passion to help and teach others. He volunteers his free time helping wounded warriors


Chris is an Alaska EMT-III, NREMT, EMT-1 Instructor, BLS Instructor (AHA), Tactical Combat Casualty Care Instructor, and ACLS certified. He is a nationally certified Search and Rescue Technician II and  a member of the ASDF. Chris has over 40 years’ back country experience. Chis is also certified to instruct and certify people through ASHI for: BLS & Emergency Medical ResponseAdvanced First Aid; BLS; Basic First Aid; CPR/AED; Wilderness First Aid; Bloodborne Pathogens; Emergency Oxygen Administration; Child and Babysitting Safety and Pediatrics.


Chris is also a NASAR certified instructor for Wilderness Advanced First Aid and Wilderness EMT Upgrade. 

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Pauline LaForest

Pauline is an Alaska EMT II and recently became certified to teach Emergency Trauma Technician, as well as being certified to teach instructor courses in CPR, BLS, and First Aid. She also assists with teaching courses alongside  Christopher Dillingham.

 She works full time at LifeMed Alaska transporting patients. 

Pauline is certified by ASHI to teach: BLS; Basic First Aid; CPR/AED; Emergency Oxygen Administration; Child and Babysitting Safety.  


Pauline LaForest obtained her initial Alaska EMT certification in 1992  when she arrived in Alaska with her husband, an US Airman who had fallen in love with Alaska. They stayed in Alaska until 1994 when they were stationed elsewhere by the US Military. 

 In 2006 Pauline, her husband, and four children returned to Alaska.  As her children left home Pauline recertified as an Alaska EMT in 2018. More than 25 years later Pauline is pursuing her passion of teaching emergency medicine to others and building her business. 

She Credits her husband and loving daughter for inspiring her return to EMS.

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