Mark Nilsson and Anders Kjærsgaard are real comrades in arms. They met in 2006 as conscripts in the army and have since followed each other as deployed in Kosovo and further at the Army Sergeant's School, before returning to train conscripts in everything from first aid to combat training.
An episode in which a grandfather of one of the conscripts fell over on the castle square with cardiac arrest, but was saved by Anders Kjærsgaard and four conscripts, helped put things into perspective. And the two friends joined forces to found First-8, which today is a nationwide company that teaches first aid and the use of defibrillators and is also a leader in defibrillator sales and service.
The company has taken up the competition with the dominant players on the market and uses certified first aid instructors from the Armed Forces.
Why choose First-8?
We all have a background from the Armed Forces
All our instructors have a background as leaders in the Armed Forces. We have chosen this because we want to ensure that the same values and the same mindset are pervasive in everything we do and do. For us, punctuality, structure and action are a matter of course. We all have practical experience with first aid - often from crisis situations. We know how to adapt to the situation we are in, and we know how to convey a message at eye level.
Practical experience with first aid
Our instructors have gone through the best first aid training, and in addition, our first aid experience comes from national and international missions, which provides a high level that both inspires and motivates the students' learning.
It's about communication at eye level
We are used to conveying a message at eye level to the needs of the various course participants, and we believe that the best learning is achieved when theory and practice are combined. Our first aid courses are therefore equal parts theory and practical exercises, where the course participants perform various techniques on each other and on our first aid dummies
Together we create a safer Europe
At First-8, all our solutions are tailored to match our customers' needs – whether the customer is a company, an owner's association, a cooperative housing association or a public authority.
Large warehouse in Europe
Our main warehouse has over 10,000 products in stock and this ensures that we can almost always deliver the day after our customers order the product. Together we create a secure Europe
Key Account Manager
Tobias Aalborg Jacobsen
Sara Filtenborg Andsager
Customer Success Manager
Simon Heiede Laursen
Purchasing and storage
Cecilie Tilly Karlsson
Sales manager Norway and Sweden
Rasmus Brusch Rohde