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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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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.

So easy and informative!
Abby Jones
Abby Jones
14:13 10 Jul 20
If you’re going to get certified, this is the only place to do it! Carlos kept us laughing while learning and made 3.5 hours fly by! I’m confident in my ability to assist now and will absolutely be going back for refresher classes!
By far this was the best class ever!!!This class was very informative, and informational. Everything was explained, demonstrated and hands on to perfection! We all had a lot of fun! I Will take it again tomorrow if I can have the same instructor!!!!!!
Phyllis Batts
Phyllis Batts
18:50 07 Jul 20
This class was so good. 3.5 hours went by so fast. I was engaged the entire time. Carlos is such a great instructor and so fun. Highly recommend!
Bob Santa Lucia
Bob Santa Lucia
18:20 07 Jul 20
Great instructor for ACLS, great customer service!
Ruth Duda
Ruth Duda
17:48 07 Jul 20
🌟 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Best place to get your BLS certificate! Carlos is an awesome teacher and makes you want to participate. A really fun hands on class! 13/10 would recommend 🙂
Mercedes Shaw
Mercedes Shaw
21:13 06 Jul 20
I used First Coast Training Center to renew my BLS. Being a nurse, I have taken this class many times but this was my first at this facility. I highly...
Rachael C.
Rachael C.
05:26 05 Jul 20
After being a nurse for 30yrs, I actually found an enjoyable way to renew my BLS Certification!!! I left First Coast Training Center smiling from ear to ear, totally prepared to respond to any person requiring life saving CPR! Don't wait 30 years! Take my advice and schedule your class today. Even if you don't expire now- you will gain confidence and feel like you have gone to a comedy show!
Lynn Smith
Lynn Smith
14:49 04 Jul 20
Awesome class! I’ve taken many CPR classes but this was the most informative, I’ll definitely be back to renew in two years!
Natalie Metzger
Natalie Metzger
14:20 04 Jul 20
The instructor is amazing I learned more things that I didn’t know I recommend everyone who need a cpr certificate go see him
Lady G
Lady G
14:15 04 Jul 20
In my 30yrs of being a nurse, this is the 1st time I've EVER left a BLS Certification class laughing! Who knew it could be informative and FUN!?!
Loretta Lynn Cushnie
Loretta Lynn Cushnie
22:00 02 Jul 20
Lar Say
Lar Say
18:36 02 Jul 20
jamestina kamara
jamestina kamara
13:30 02 Jul 20
The best CPR/BLS class I’ve ever taken! The instructor was hilarious, yet did an amazing job at teaching. Would HIGHLY recommend!
Brittany Carpenter
Brittany Carpenter
12:33 02 Jul 20
The staff was very hospitable and knowledgeable. Carlos and Robert made the class fun and kept our attention. Fast paced but not too fast. This is the...
Kathleen P.
Kathleen P.
07:16 02 Jul 20
Thank you for a great class. Will definitely return for my next renewal.
Kimberly Antol
Kimberly Antol
22:28 29 Jun 20
I really want to say of all the trainers Ive been to or held ( x instructor ), This was without a doubt one of the best instructors ive ever encountered. Carlos Tafur was without a doubt engaged, enthusiastic, and brought the same from everyone in attendance. He was patient when needed and stern when needed. He went out of his way to ensure we were all confident in our abilities. I would love to expand my skills and get back to teaching this wonderful class again. Any info towards gettong my instructors certification would be great. Thank youLouis WrightGuide, Ameilia Island Adventures
louis Wright
louis Wright
00:15 28 Jun 20
We had a great class. Instructor was very knowledgeable and the class moved fast. Will definitely be going back for my next renewal.
Sharon Dilbert
Sharon Dilbert
16:48 27 Jun 20
Heather Manning
Heather Manning
13:14 27 Jun 20
Amanda Hime
Amanda Hime
12:16 26 Jun 20
christina andrews omoso
christina andrews omoso
14:23 24 Jun 20
Nakedra
Nakedra
23:52 23 Jun 20
Excellent instruction in a clean and friendly environment. Highly recommend.
Chris Land
Chris Land
20:05 22 Jun 20
Great class
Kathy Tafuri
Kathy Tafuri
16:54 22 Jun 20
Excellent place, coach and with very good experience in the field of BLS and CPR I recommend this place to everyone who needs it, thanks
Javier Clemente
Javier Clemente
12:58 21 Jun 20

COVID-19 Update | JUNE UPDATE

TO ALL OF OUR STUDENTS:

First Coast Training Center is now offering classes to ALL individuals that need a BLS / CPR and AED certification.
Healthcare professionals, students, teachers, personal trainers, construction personnel, among others.
Our class schedule is, Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am, Mondays and Thursdays at 6 pm, Wednesday at 5.30 pm and Saturday at 9 am.
ACLS classes are offered every Wednesday at 8 am.

Class size is limited to ONLY 12 students, so make sure you reserve your spot with time.
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 have to fill out a COVID-19 risk assessment questionnaire and have their temperature taken. If there is no risk identified, the students 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.

Please, stay safe, and keep on maintaining the social distance protocols.