About Us

Lighthouse Health and Safety has offered affordable, high quality, CPR courses to businesses, schools, and summer camps throughout Northern New England since 2011. Our training gives everyone an opportunity to learn lifesaving skills and become American Red Cross certified. All courses are taught at your facility, on your schedule, and we do not charge an on-site delivery fee. Our mission is to meet your needs with the understanding that needs are individual.

It all started with one woman who had a vision that she could offer full service, on-site, lifesaving training to anyone who wanted to learn.  We have evolved from helping people find supplies for their first aid kit and the occasional CPR or Lifeguard training in 2011, to becoming one of two American Red Cross Licensed Training Providers and Strategic Partners in Maine in 2015, with nine authorized instructors who currently cover from New Hampshire to Northern Maine.

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED training can be completed in less than an hour of classroom time and Lifeguard training can be done in two days using the blended learning format. We offer a wide variety of courses and will work with you to understand, determine, and deliver exactly what you need.

If you have a deadline that needs to be met, Lighthouse Health and Safety will help you meet that deadline and save time, while make the training fun and affordable.

Some day the life you save could be your own.

Call or email today to see how easy it is to book your staff training!
207-514-4592
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Our Instructors

Carrie Bonnefond
CEO – Owner, Instructor, Instructor Trainer

Originally from Belgrade, Carrie now lives with her family in Auburn, Maine.  She graduated from Kents Hill School in 1998 and attended the University of New England, earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Marine Biology in 2002. Carrie has been an American Red Cross lifeguard since 1995, and an instructor since 2009. Since then, she has become an ARC instructor trainer as well as an American Heart Association instructor. In 2011, Carrie started Lighthouse Health and Safety to offer quality, affordable, on-site safety training options to businesses, schools, and summer camps in Northern New England.  As a small business owner, she understands that needs are individual and Carrie guarantees that Lighthouse Health and Safety will meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

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Raymond Bonnefond
Director of Operations, Instructor

Originally from Windsor, CT, Raymond now lives with his family in Auburn, Maine. He graduated from Kents Hill School in 1995 and attended Southern New Hampshire University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration. Ray has been an American Red Cross lifeguard since 1997 and an instructor since 2016.  Ray has been with Lighthouse Health and Safety since 2011.

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Brad Rounds
Instructor, Instructor Trainer

Brad has been affiliated with the American Red Cross for 45 years, first in Massachusetts and then in Maine for the past 27 years. In his career, he has been an instructor, instructor trainer, Red Cross chapter executive director, Health and Safety Director, and as a Chief Operating Officer.  For most of the time though Brad was employed within Health and Safety, and most recently served as the Lead Training Specialist for the American Red Cross in Northern New England before retiring in August of 2014.  Through the years Brad staffed 4 and directed an additional 10 division or chapter level aquatic leadership schools. He has held instructor trainer and instructor trainer educator status in most specialty areas.  Having received the Red Cross Service Medal and Tiffany award from the Red Cross, he is also one of a couple handfuls still living that hold the honorary title of “Commodore” in recognition of outstanding contributions in the fields of lifesaving and aquatics. In Maine, aside from Red Cross, Brad was involved as a volunteer in Search & Rescue (as a team leader and training director for Maine Association for Search and Rescue). An avid hiker and paddler, he was a Camp Trip Leader and is a Master Maine Recreational Guide with more than 900 trip experiences. Brad currently volunteers at the Maine Wildlife Park. Brad has been with Lighthouse Health and Safety since 2014.

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Eileen Lafland
Instructor, Instructor Trainer

I started teaching Red Cross swimming courses 45 years ago and became a water safety instructor trainer about 35 years ago. I started teaching First Aid and CPR classes about the same time as I became a WSIT. As new training became available I became an AED instructor and have just recently added BloodBorne Pathogens as an area I can teach. I have taught Full service and Community classes for ARC as well as being responsible for helping train teachers and staff in the school district I recently retired from. As a WSI instructor trainer I am responsible for training students at the East Millinocket Rec Dept. and have held many classes over the years in the Bangor area with students from many towns and cities. I also assisted in training other WSIT’s over the years.  I am also a certified Hunter, Snowmobile and ATV safety instructor for Me Dept.of Inland, Fisheries and Wildlife and have used my Red Cross First Aid/CPR/ AED training in the classes I have taught for them. In my spare time I am also an active member of the Maine Snowmobile Association and am currently Eastern Region VP for that organization, being responsible for representing over 70 snowmobile clubs in the Penobscot, Hancock, Washington and Piscataquis counties.   Eileen has been with Lighthouse Health and Safety since 2015.