About Us

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

Choose one of our top training classes below to get started

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…

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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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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.

Belinda Afriyie Poku
Belinda Afriyie Poku
12:23 11 Jun 21
I really learned alot from Heather. Thank you all again
Lawanda Goodman
Lawanda Goodman
18:59 10 Jun 21
I have always enjoyed each instructor. It's well worth it to renew with them!
Cynthia Taylor
Cynthia Taylor
01:31 10 Jun 21
Great experience! Best class and instructor ever!!
Danielle Hardwick
Danielle Hardwick
15:39 09 Jun 21
Great informative class. I did it with my kids and feel so much better they have taken this class. Carlos, our instructor, was one of the best teachers I have ran across. He’s makes the class enjoyable and interesting for even kids in a subject that could be very dreadful. Totally recommend. I already have friends that are signing up.
Oriana Hetsler
Oriana Hetsler
12:52 09 Jun 21
Very friendly, patient and knowledgeable! The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. I will return when my BLS is due again.
Ursula Roach
Ursula Roach
12:16 09 Jun 21
Angie r
Angie r
12:37 08 Jun 21
Marcia Lamkin
Marcia Lamkin
16:07 05 Jun 21
Marcus was a great instructor. Made the class fun abd serious at the same time. Learning CPR with him was stress free. The facility was clean and we had all the tools we needed to be successful.
Michael Doucette
Michael Doucette
12:51 02 Jun 21
Love this place very informative!!! I recommend these classes to my friends!!!! COVID-19 safe!!!! Instructors are amazing!!!
Yelp Y.
Yelp Y.
04:10 02 Jun 21
Kristen Freeman
Kristen Freeman
21:04 30 May 21
As a retired nurse I’ve taken CPR for over 30 years - I can honestly say this was not only the most fun I’ve had , but also the way he helps you learn and gives understanding of why we are doing these skills makes it easy to feel confident in saving a life. especially for new cpr students.
Coach Judy prokopiak
Coach Judy prokopiak
10:32 30 May 21
Shirley Jennings
Shirley Jennings
15:43 29 May 21
Amazing experience! Highly recommended. The instructor Rachel was great: knowledgeable, extremely helpful and kept the class fun and interesting.
Bill Holy
Bill Holy
19:11 26 May 21
Nice training center. Staff was friendly and efficient in handling my request for training. Training facility was great. Plenty of parking in front. Less than ideal location at night.
Curtiss Muschamp
Curtiss Muschamp
18:28 26 May 21
Life with Tiffany
Life with Tiffany
16:44 26 May 21
I had a great time learning CPR & First Aid with FCTC trainer, Carlos. We learned while laughing and asking questions. The hands-on portion solidified my skills and made the experience memorable.
Andre Tribble
Andre Tribble
16:29 25 May 21
Quick and easy CPR card. Very thorough.
Ginger C
Ginger C
01:29 25 May 21
I thoroughly enjoy the CPR courses at this facility. The instructors are always nice, and focus on making sure you have the proper technique and feel comfortable performing your skills before you leave. This was my first course since the pandemic, and their sanitation and social distancing standards were great! I highly recommend anyone in need of training, to attend the course at this facility.
Adassa Allen
Adassa Allen
12:50 23 May 21
Raghda Safar
Raghda Safar
12:42 22 May 21
Absolutely love this center I registered for the wrong day and they easily switched me to another class without any problems. My instructor was heather ! She was so sweet and funny which kept me more engaged during the BLS course. Can't wait to see her again in two years.
Kennedy Birt
Kennedy Birt
15:41 19 May 21
A group of us did CPR class this was one of the BEST CPR Class I've done in my 25 plus years
Barria Small
Barria Small
12:54 18 May 21
Joseph Fares
Joseph Fares
04:21 17 May 21
Well organized with up to date information and equipment
Wayne and Tanja Parks
Wayne and Tanja Parks
14:00 14 May 21
Nana Sagali
Nana Sagali
05:56 14 May 21