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About Dr. Anderson


Dr. Anderson is the founder and serves as Training Facility Director and Chairman of the Board for Oahu CPR Training and oversees all of our training programs and all instructors affiliated with Oahu CPR Training.


He also serves as Training Center Faculty and is the Hawaii Region Supervisor for Always CPR Training Center. In this capacity he is responsible for overseeing all American Heart Association instructors that are aligned with Always CPR Training Center throughout the State of Hawaii.


He has 18 years of firefighting and 25 years of EMS, & rescue service experience. He has been a First Aid & CPR Instructor for over 29 years and an Instructor Trainer for over 10 years.


He holds the following training certifications:

  1. BLS & Wilderness Emergency Care Level 9 Master Instructor Trainer with the American Safety & Health Institute

  2. Certified First Aid/CPR/AED (Adult/Pediatric) Level 3 Master Instructor Trainer with MEDIC First Aid.

  3. Certified Instructor Trainer for the Emergency Care & Safety Institute.

  4. Certified Instructor for EMS Safety Services.

  5. Certified Basic Life Support & Heartsaver First Aid, CPR / AED Instructor Trainer for the American Heart Association.

  6. Accredited Instructor for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

  7. Level II Certified Instructor for Emergency First Response.

  8. Certified Instructor for Safe Sitter.



He also holds the coveted Master Scuba Diver rating and is a certified Diving Medical Technician.



Dr. Anderson often wears a kilt while teaching classes because of his proud Scottish heritage. His lineage has been traced all the way back to 600 A.D., with the birth of Domnall Brecc, King of Dál Riata, a kingdom which covers part of what is now on the western side of Scotland and the north-eastern section of Ireland.


This is the kingdom  depicted in the movie “The Eagle” (2011) in which a young Roman officer searches to recover the lost Roman eagle standard of his father's legion in the northern part of Great Britain. The story is based on the Ninth Spanish Legion's supposed disappearance in the Scottish Highlands near the end of the Roman occupation.


Dr. Anderson is a direct descendent of 14 English & Saxon kings including Æthelwulf “The Noble Wolf”, “Alfred The Great”, and “Edmund the Magnificent” as well as 15 Scottish & Pict kings including Alpin 1, Kenneth MacAlpin “The Conqueror”, Duncan 1, and David 1.


“Saint Margaret, Queen of Scots”, also known as Margaret of Wessex, is Dr. Anderson’s 23rd Great Grandmother. She is the only Canonized Saint from Scotland.


Saint Margaret was canonized by Pope Innocent IV in 1250 in recognition of her personal holiness, fidelity to the Church, work for religious reform, and charity. On 19 June 1250, after her canonization, her remains were moved to a chapel in the eastern apse of Dunfermline Abbey. In 1693 Pope Innocent XII changed her feast day to 10 June in recognition of the birthdate of the son of James VII of Scotland and II of England. In the revision of the General Roman Calendar in 1969, 16 November became free and the Church transferred her feast day to 16 November, the day of her death, which had always been recognized in Scotland. However, some traditionalist Catholics continue to celebrate her feast day on 10 June. She is also venerated as a saint in the Anglican Church.


The first Scottish line of Dr. Anderson’s lineage is the Home (pronounced hūme) clan. Because of its pronunciation it was mistakingly spelled as Hume when his ancestors first immigrated to the United States from Scotland.


Home is an enormously powerful borders family in Scotland. Descended from the Saxon Princes of Northumberland was Cospatrick, Earl of Dunbar, and his second son, Patrick, is believed to be the originator of the Home family. His descendant Aldan was the first recorded as having taken on the name of Home, Berwickshire, to become Aldan de Home around 1172.


By 1266, William de Home is recorded at Coldstream Monastery with land grants. Geoffrey de Home’s name is on the Ragman Roll, submitting to England’s Edward I. Geoffrey’s son, Sir Thomas, gained the Pepdie estate of Dunglass when he married it’s heiress.


The 1st Lord Home, created in 1473, was Sir Alexander, who died in 1491. During his life he established the collegiate church of Dunglass, was an ambassador to England and was among those who had the blood of James III on their hands in 1488.


Despite having led the vanguard of Scots knights at Flodden field, the 3rd Lord Home, Alexander, was found guilty of treason against the Regent Albany by conspiring with the English. He and his brother had their heads displayed on spikes at the Tollbooth in Edinburgh.


In the time of Mary, Queen of Scots, the allegiance of many families swayed in the turbulent political winds. In 1560, the 5th Lord Home supported the Reformation. Later he was in favor of the marriage of Mary and Bothwell. By the time of the Battle of Langside he led his men against her and aided her imprisonment in Lochleven.


In 1573 he was accused of treason against James VI and spent the rest of his life imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle. His son, however, was a stolid supporter of James VI all his life, accompanying him on the journey to claim the throne of the new Kingdom. His devotion earned him the title of Earl of Home in 1605.


In the Jacobite rising of 1715, the 7th Earl was a supporter and was imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle. The second Jacobite rising in 1745, however, saw the 8th Earl on the government’s side. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant General and Governor of Gibraltar.


More recently, the 14th Earl had to disclaim his hereditary peerage to take the post of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Sir Alec Douglas Home died in October 1995.


His Great Grandmother on his father’s side, Mary Jane Hume is a direct descendent of Baron Sir George Hume, 8th Earl of Wedderburn who was born in 1552 at Castle Wedderburn, and is the 11th Great Grandfather of Dr. Anderson.


The second Scottish line of Dr. Anderson’s lineage is the Anderson clan. The Anderson’s have lived in the Highlands of Scotland since at least the middle of the 13th Century.


Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, and the surname Anderson, which means “Son of Andrew” is commonly found throughout most of the country. The Scotts Gaelic derivation of the name is Gilleaindreas which means MacAndrew.


In the Highlands of Scotland the MacAndrew variation of the name is more common now and the Anderson variation being more common elsewhere throughout Scotland.





Clan Tartans


The Anderson tartan, used to create the beautiful kilt shown to the left was first registered in Scotland 200 years ago in 1815, making it one of the oldest registered Scottish tartans. The majority of all tartans have only been registered within the past 50 years.


The sett (pattern) of the Anderson tartan includes these primary colors: red, azure, black, white, yellow, blue, and green. The azure (sky blue) color predominates the tartan, making it somewhat unique among other Scottish tartans.


Another distinguishing characteristic of the Anderson tartan is that it has seven distinct colors whereas most Scottish tartans typically are only made with three to five different colors.



In contrast, the Home tartan shown to the right in Modern colors only uses four colors, those being blue, black, red and light green.


The Modern Home tartan was used to create the very dignified kilt shown below.





















Clan Crests


The crests for both the Home/Hume and Anderson clans are shown below.


    
                     



Notice the “Cap of Maintenance” in red velvet and trimmed in Ermine fur depicted in the Home clan crest above. This is permissible in Scottish heraldry due to the royal bloodline of the Home clan.


Clans that contain royal blood do not display their crest elements on silver and red twisted wreaths as the oak tree in the Anderson clan crest shown above is. Instead they use crowns, scepters, and other symbols of royalty to depict their royal lineage.

 

 
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