Our mission at StartCPR is simple: Help you save a life.

Our responsibility is to present our clients with the most current science of emergency cardiovascular care, including ACLS, PALS, BLS, CPR/AED, and first aid certifications, entrusted to us by the American Heart Association in a way that students can commit to memory. A stress-free 

environment has been and will remain a promise to every student; there is no other way to learn, or to teach.

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After retiring from the fire department as a paramedic/firefighter, Garry Watkins dedicated his decades of experience in pre-hospital emergency medicine to empower others by founding StartCPR, Inc. in 2010. 

Since then, StartCPR, Inc. has armed thousands of healthcare professionals, students, and citizens alike with the skills necessary to save a life.

It is not uncommon for returning students to relay experiences they've had since their last certification. It is the heartfelt stories of the students who have successfully performed CPR on a family member, or friend, or even a complete stranger that makes this profession something more than a job. People have a choice to get involved or not; at StartCPR, we do not demand they must, we teach them it is OK to get involved when most people will not - and possibly provide someone another chance at life.