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WE ARE MORE THAN JUST A CLASS, WE ARE A HERO TRAINING CENTER

First Coast CPR

We are a group of educators dedicated to help individuals learn one of the most important life saving skills, CPR. Our committment to our students is that, after their class, they will feel ready and prepared to assist their family memebers, friends, and community members deal with unexpected and potentially life threatening situations at home, work, or any place.  
We offer certifications through AHA, the most prestigious CPR certification organization in the US known for its up-to-date curriculum. Our full-time office staff strives to support our students and provide them the with best experience possible.
Our hands on approach, the quality of our Instructors, our schedule availability, and the clean and welcoming class environment makes us the 
leader in AHA BLS, CPR, and First Aid training in NE Florida and SE Gorgia. 
We are more than just a class, We are a Hero training center. 

AHA Classes we offer

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Basic Life Support - BLS CPR/AED

Who Needs BLS/AED:
Anyone working in the healthcare field or applying for a job in the healthcare industry.
Anyone applying for or in a college healthcare program such as Pre Med, Nursing, X-Ray Tech, CNA, PT, PTA, Pharmacy, LPN, RN, EMT, etc…

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Advanced Cardiac Life Support - ACLS

Online

Upon Request

Who Needs ACLS:
Healthcare professionals that are either leading or participating in cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes professionals in emergency medicine, emergency response, intensive care and critical care units.

If you need BLS you can add it when registering

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Heartsaver First Aid & CPR/AED

(FA Online/CPR in Classs)

Who Needs FA & CPR/AED:
Anyone in Security/Safety, Teaching, Community Safety, Construction, Boating and/or anyone who would like to learn these critical life saving skills needed to help while waiting for the paramedics to arrive.

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Heartsaver CPR/AED

Who Needs CPR/AED:
Anyone in Work Safety, Personal Training, Teaching, Community Safety, Construction, and/or anyone who would like to learn these critical life saving skills needed to help while waiting for the paramedics to arrive.

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Heartsaver First Aid

Who Needs First Aid:
Anyone in Construction & Worplace Safety, Teachers Babysitters, Camp Counselors, and/or anyone who would like to learn basic skills to assist in the case of a medical, injury or environmental emergency.

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BLS CPR/AED & First Aid

(FA Online/BLS in Class)

This is not a very common class. Call us at 904 778-5547 to help you schedule it.

Who Needs BLS & FA:
Anyone working in or applying for a job as a Physical Therapist,  Athletic Trainer, Dental Assistant, or Occupational Therapist.  Anyone applying for or in a college healthcare program such PT, AT, DA, or OT

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Our Team

Carlos Chavez-Tafur

owner / Director of Operations / AHA Faculty Lead Instructor

Carlos has a BA in clinical psychology. He worked with Outward Bound for 12 years as a trip leader and facility director and has been a lead facilitator at FSCJ Outdoor Center since 2004.

Since 1998, Carlos has held certification in Wilderness First Responder and CPR. He has extensive experience teaching, leading, and facilitating programs for adults and children.

Raymond E. Pucci

Director of Operations / Lead Instructor

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Director of Operations / Lead Instructor

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What other says

Please read what our past students have to say about us, register for a class, and come and experience the best CPR class in North East Florida.

This is my second time getting trained here, I will recommend it, they are professional and also offer free snacks.
Abimbola Olorunda Saka
Abimbola Olorunda Saka
14:04 22 Mar 20
Migdalia Otero
Migdalia Otero
12:32 16 Mar 20
Nicole Thomas
Nicole Thomas
20:01 15 Mar 20
The class of CPR and First Aid was ran with,knowledge,equipment and interesting stories I enjoyed and feel renewed from the class.
Carlene New
Carlene New
19:42 15 Mar 20
This class was fantastic, which is strange to say about a CPR renewal course. I’ve taken about 5 different courses over the years and there is no doubt that this place is my favorite. The class has no wasted time meaning every minute was efficient and necessary. The instructor was funny and interactive and the time flew by. Additionally the cost was very affordable compared to other courses I found. As long as I live in this area First Coast CPR is going to be the only place I use!!
Sara Young
Sara Young
15:21 15 Mar 20
Cynthia Martin
Cynthia Martin
21:25 13 Mar 20
Ms Loxie is an amazing person/trainer. I learned new things and reinforced others. Class was productive and fun. Never bored or monotonous. Simply great. Loved it. Highly recommended. See you Ms. Loxie March 2022. Thank you. Thank you First Coast Training Center.
Mayelin Mckone
Mayelin Mckone
02:41 13 Mar 20
The instructor was awesome!! He really used great examples and possessed very good communication skills, I was refreshed on some things that may have become cloudy to memory he gave great updates..The class room was well equipped with all necessary materials needed for proper learning and simulation . Yes I'd recommend First Coast Training to others .. I had a good experience there..
Tamah Dockery
Tamah Dockery
12:36 12 Mar 20
A group of us came to train for work. It was my first time. Carlos was amazing. He really gets through to you how important CPR training is while at the same time taking away the unease of learning. Definitely go see him!
Peggy Desmond
Peggy Desmond
13:30 09 Mar 20
Grace Davis
Grace Davis
16:59 08 Mar 20
Very unprofessional, Trainer Carlos Chavez Tafur was making inappropriate jokes thru all the course. An important topic like CPR should be provide by someone who cares about the goal of make the student understand and feel comfortable with the topic and no someone who just make jokes.
Jose Mendoza
Jose Mendoza
16:32 08 Mar 20
Very good learning course for the beginner to feel confident in initiating cpr.
Everett Weaver
Everett Weaver
05:24 07 Mar 20
Great instructors! They made learning fun. Very engaging and practical.
Best_blessed1
Best_blessed1
21:19 06 Mar 20
LaShonte' Porter
LaShonte' Porter
14:42 06 Mar 20
This was the best CPR course I have taken. It was very hands on and professional. I appreciated the information and atmosphere. All of my questions were answered and I feel equipped to use CPR in a real life setting.
68HaloGurl
68HaloGurl
14:23 06 Mar 20
Isemaelle Noel
Isemaelle Noel
03:24 06 Mar 20
Aley Cyriac
Aley Cyriac
15:41 05 Mar 20
Jordyn Thompson
Jordyn Thompson
13:34 05 Mar 20
Professionally run business. With knowledgeable instructors. Who are always willing to go above and beyond to make sure you learn the content.
Andrew Rock
Andrew Rock
01:11 02 Mar 20
Teresa Blackmon
Teresa Blackmon
13:19 29 Feb 20
Instructor was very thorough & interesting. Well done!!!
Gary Schreiner
Gary Schreiner
20:01 28 Feb 20
The First Coast CPR was a amazing class and very informative! If you haven’t taken a CPR class.... this is the one to take, very hands on and the instructor Carlos is hilarious! I learned so much as this was my second time taking the class! Thank you Carlos for all your knowledge!
Nicole Brumme
Nicole Brumme
15:35 28 Feb 20
Jessica Churchwell
Jessica Churchwell
17:43 27 Feb 20
Our instructor, Carlos, was exceptional. He was very engaging and there was no shortage of laughter. He entertained, and educated us throughout the process. We walked away from class with smiles knowing we were each a Superhero empowered and ready to save the day. I would highly recommend them/him.
Shannon Delp
Shannon Delp
14:29 27 Feb 20
Toby Brown
Toby Brown
14:18 27 Feb 20

COVID-19 Update | Essential Business

TO ALL OF OUR STUDENTS:

In order to support and follow the "Stay at Home" mandate for the month of April issued by our Governor DeSantis, and Jacksonville's Mayor Curry, First Coast Training Center will be limiting our class offering ONLY to Healthcare Providers.
Classes will be offered ONLY on Tuesdays at 10 am, Thursday at 6 pm, and Saturday at 9 am.

Class size is limited to ONLY 10 students. Every student will be at their own table and have their own gear to practice (Adult and Infant manikins, AED, breathing barriers, etc), and practicing rescue breaths will be voluntary.

All students, upon arrival, will be asked to wash their hands before entering the class. Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer will be available to clean manikins, hands, and all surfaces as many times as needed, and for anyone who wants to wear gloves, we will have nitrile gloves ready and available. 

Finally, and as it is our policy, if any students would like to pospone, reschedule, or cancel their class, they will be able to do so without acquiring any penalties or fees.

We wish you all the best and hope that this challenge/adventure comes to an end soon.