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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.

Rachel Austin

Instructor

Native to Atlantic Beach, besides teaching for First Coast CPR, Rachel owns Florida Outdoor Academy through which she works with individuals and outdoor organizations as a consultant, Wilderness First Aid and First Responder educator, and lead guide. 

Raymond E. Pucci

Director of Operations / Lead Instructor

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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.

Excellent learning environment and culture created by staff! Personable and friendly and able to give accurate constructive criticism and/or encouragement....
Theresa T.
Theresa T.
09:01 21 Aug 19
Very well organized Convenient hours for those that work full time!JG
Jj G.
Jj G.
05:33 20 Aug 19
Awesome 👍professional Great teachers, You leave the class confident.
Good Jane
Good Jane
16:58 17 Aug 19
This was a very informative class. I learned a lot in four hours; Carlos, the instructor, was especially knowledgeable; I believe that I now have the...
James D.
James D.
05:46 17 Aug 19
The classes are without a doubt, the most entertaining, information-filled, and hands-on classes I have ever taken. This is my second re-do with FCCPR, and I can say I will be back again in 2 years.
Julie M Sullivan
Julie M Sullivan
12:31 16 Aug 19
Fun hands on easy to learn atmosphere
Tricia Shaver Burford
Tricia Shaver Burford
12:59 13 Aug 19
I would recommend First Coast CPR / CNA. Racheal, the instructor was Great. She made the class interesting and fun. I left the class ready and confident I...
Paula B.
Paula B.
08:45 12 Aug 19
Highly recommend to everyone whom want to learn to safe life on the needed time The instructor are great and the explanations of the class are very...
Pilar M.
Pilar M.
14:32 08 Aug 19
I recommend them to anyone that needs to take a CPR class. The class was very enjoyable. The instructor was very knowledgable and helpful.
Valerie D.
Valerie D.
08:02 07 Aug 19
Carlos made the class fun! We had lots of hands-on practice, and I feel confident in my skills.
Julie Jensen
Julie Jensen
16:02 06 Aug 19
Carlos is very experienced, very thorough and perhaps most importantly - very PATIENT! Thanks for an informative training session!
Jerie Messer Lukefahr
Jerie Messer Lukefahr
12:58 01 Aug 19
Carlos makes the CPR class a very entertaining and pleasant experience. He is very knowledgable and is able to teach his students thoroughly with rescue drills which I appreciated. I walked away feeling secure in repeating CPR on another human, if ever necessary. Thank you.
Averi Welborn
Averi Welborn
20:07 30 Jul 19
The instructor was very knowledgeable and thorough. The ACLS class was interesting. I had a great experience. Awesome!
Rhonda G.
Rhonda G.
05:49 30 Jul 19
Absolutely amazing! Made a new perspective for CPR/saving a life. the instructors are great! definitely made learning CPR FUN!!!
Dusty Reid
Dusty Reid
13:28 25 Jul 19
Last Friday, I had the opportunity to take the BLS/CPR Instructor course with Carlos. As a teacher I sit through tons of trainings, but I must say Carlos...
Mignon C.
Mignon C.
06:01 25 Jul 19