The Team

You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth

Susan Reynolds – Managing Director

Throughout her professional life Susan has life-guarded on beaches, rivers, lakes and pools, worked in a managerial role for the world’s leading swimming holiday company before finally setting up Blue Response in 2014. This has accumulated in years of experience in managing lifeguard teams, open water swims, safety and bathing areas around the world.

As a large part of life guarding involves first aid and emergency care it was a natural progression for Susan to enter in to the world of event first aid. She has also worked as a Community First Responder for her local ambulance service and has been teaching first aid to businesses, schools and community groups for many years now.
As a result of her experiences, Susan set up Blue Response with the aim of providing events with professional, skilled and fully equipped lifeguard and first aid teams as well as to continue to educate others in the fields of first aid and lifesaving.

Skye Brockhurst – Events Assistant

After completing a degree in International Event Management, Skye went on to organise over 200 events at established venues around Sussex. Skye is also an experienced beach lifeguard, surf instructor and event first aider. Since joining the Blue Response team, Skye has taken on the role of lifeguard supervisor at some of the bigger festivals we have covered including Reading, Latitude and Electric Picnic. Skye’s passion lies in water sports and the safety surrounding them and is a great asset to our team.’

Josie Grey – Prehospital Care Course instructor

Since completing her degree course in para-medicine Josie has been working for the local ambulance service in the South East area of England gaining respect from colleagues and employers alike, she has risen through the ranks from paramedic to clinical supervisor. Currently on secondment to the education department as Clinical Education Lead, Josie has a passion for sharing her knowledge and experience with others and is a great addition to Blue Response’s pool of Prehospital Care and first aid instructors’

Fredd Oakley – Training Assistant

Fredd joined the Blue Response team in the summer of 2018 after returning from working in Australia for the Royal Life Saving Society Queensland. During his time with them he developed and co-wrote training courses for them including their Bronze Medallion, CPR, First Aid, Pool Lifeguard and Aquatic Facility Managers Awards and qualifications. His time out there also saw him travel around Australia with trips to Hong Kong to deliver and oversee a Junior Lifeguard Programme he created.
Fredd now continues his devotion to education and training with Blue Response and is working on our in-house staff training programme as well as furthering the variety of courses we offer as a company and actively providing first aid and lifeguard cover at many of our events.

Omar Rasool – Lifeguard Supervisor

Currently a 3rd year medical student, hoping to go into the field of tropical medicine, Omar joined the Blue Response team in the Summer of 2016 where he started off as a budding volunteer at Electric Picnic festival. Omar is now a  regular in the Blue Response jacket, working with us at Reading, Latitude and Electric Picnic Festivals. He is beach and pool lifeguard qualified as well as a PADI diver!

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