Paul Featherstone

Ambulance Paramedic, Keynote Speaker

Paul Featherstone is a unique individual. Paul has spent the last 40 years perfecting skills in the recovery and care of people in life threatening situations.

Joining the NSW Ambulance Service in 1972, Paul pioneered the Ambulance Service's acclaimed Paramedic system in 1976. He conceived and developed the Special Casualty Access Team (S.C.A.T.) in 1986, and has since been a team leader in developing patient access methods and high levels of care under hostile environments.

Paul's experience positions him as a specialist in situations where lives may be at stake. Situations where perfect planning, quick assessment and responses are critical for the prevention of injury. In situations where injuries have occurred, Paul is skilled and equipped to access, treat, recover and transport injured individuals whether by foot, road, air or sea.

Paul has developed unique presentations and training methods in high-risk areas based on "real world" experience, with emphasis on self-motivation and teamwork

Paul Talks About:

• Importance of team building and team work
• Mindful Leadership
• Planning/crisis management and its execution
• Real World Risk Management
• Spirit and courage

Twice the recipient of the Ambulance Service's highest award for bravery, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Australian Bravery Medal, the Humane Society's Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals, Prince Phillip Helicopter Rescue Award and the Ambulance Service Medal as part of the 2007 Queen's Birthday Honour List, Paul Featherstone is a man who can be depended on.

Paul has also been honoured as 2007 Sutherland Shire Citizen of the Year and has been an Australia Day Ambassador in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.


Client testimonials

Paul captivated the audience with his ease of presentation. He spoke with great passion, drawing many stories from his wide breadth of experience as an outstanding ambulance paramedic, expert in his field, selfless hero and unique and humble individual. Throughout the presentation, he made constant reference to the overall theme of our Conference, drawing threads from many angles. His presentation was enhanced through the use of inspirational audiovisual clips of his many rescues as team leader of S.C.A.T. Paul's presentation was a highlight of our inaugural Eastern Region Conference

Catholic Primary Principal's Association

The presentation was highly regarded and rates as one of the best we have arranged for staff. Staff related very well to the stories told by Paul and felt that he had a real interest in the people he helped or came across in his duties. The lifetime experiences he discussed around focus, commitment, training and follow-through were not lost on our predominantly female audience who have families at home facing the challenges of our society today.

Cook Australia