About Us: The Tri-State Area's Top Off-Site First Aid and CPR Instruction Team

At First Aid & CPR, we are committed to providing our clients with the best CPR & first aid training possible. We have instructors throughout the United States. Call to set a class up at your location.

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First Aid & CPR, LLC was started in 2011 by Steve Ross. With his background in emergency services since 1977, Steve found the need to start training more people in the care and treatment of their pets. As a family member, our pets show us unconditional love and devotion and ask for very little in return. In the event of an emergency Pet Responder will show you just about everything you will need to do until you can obtain medical aid for your family member.
 
As instructors in First Aid & CPR, we know the importance of starting good and effective emergency care as soon as possible. The training you will receive will enable you to do just that. We provide instruction in basic first aid techniques and CPR. All our training is in accordance with the American Heart Association and/or the American Health and Safety Institute.

 
 
 


 


        
                       



























                                               


                       
                                               

                            
                       
About Steve Ross  
           
Steve Ross was born in Brooklyn, NY. His first pet was a dachshund named Pretzel. Throughout his life he and his family growing up had many dogs and cats as well as some rabbits, gerbils, hamsters and birds. At the age of 17, he joined his local volunteer ambulance and first aid squad. He received his training from the American Red Cross and eventually became an Emergency Medical Technician ( EMT). He worked EMS and then became a firefighter. Around 1980, he became a CPR and First Aid Instructor with the American Red Cross, and then received his Instructorship with the American Heart Association and now with the American Health and Safety Institute and the National Safety Council. He is certified as an Instructor and Instructor Trainer in First Aid and CPR. Continuing his education, he has received certifications and licenses in many areas of emergency services. He is part of his local Office of Emergency Management and has written plans for EMS and Evacuation. Part of his evacuation plans includes the evacuation and reentry for civilians, pets and farm animals.      


About Cheri Marci Rose    

Cheri Marci Rose was one of our first Pet First Aid & CPR instructors.  She performs most of our pet classes in and out of Monmouth County and represents us at most of our Pet Vendor & Health and Wellness events, including Fundraisers & Charities.  In addition, Cheri instructs Hands-on Demo CPR Classes for elementary school children, as a free service.
Cheri is also a Certified Poison Instructor and has been with First Aid & CPR, LLC. since its inception, serving as our Office Manager. Her prior careers were serving as a Paralegal and Legal Asst. to House Counsel, first at Children's Hospital in D.C. and later as Paralegal and Office Manager at Hartford Insurance Co. in Freehold.  After becoming a mom to two daughters, Cheri transitioned into the medical field as Executive Assistant to Chief of Psychiatry at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ and later as Executive Assistant to Director of Nursing Administration at Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ.

         
 



About Sharon Oshatz


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haron Oshatz was brought up in Brooklyn, New York but moved to New Jersey in her last year at Stuyvesant High School.  Health and health related programs have always been a passion.  Sharon graduated from Livingston College, Rutgers University with a BS in Biology/English, and 20 years later with a Masters in Public Health.  In 1980 she joined her local volunteer first aid squad after completing her training as a NJ EMT and began teaching both EMT and CPR courses in that same year.  Sharon went on to become a medical technologist in 1981 and a paramedic in 1986.  She has worked in various supervisory roles including Lab Manager, Lead EMT instructor, American Heart Association Training Center Faculty, First Aid Squad President, and the Director of a Primary Care Health Center, a position she held for 17 years.  She is also an Instructor for the National Safety Council and American Health and Safety Institute and continues to enjoy training others.

                                                                          

About Deborah Jenkins

Deborah Jenkins is a retired registered nurse with over 35 years of experience with individuals with developmental disabilities.  She is also a mother and grandmother and is active in all of their lives.  Her nursing experience includes several years of teaching and management. While employed as a nurse, Debbie was a active member of the local Emergency Response Team, trained also in Confined Space Entry.  Those experiences combined are embedded and have prompted her to become involved again in the training aspect of Emergency Response.  Debbie has been a long time pet owner and has always had an interest in providing emergency care to animals as well. Now her desire is to teach others the same.  




About Trudy San Jose

Trudy is a stay at home mom raising 5 kids.  In her spare time she is also Treasurer for her local Volunteer EMS squad, helps rescue and foster English Bulldogs and just started her own small cupcake business.  Although the newest EMT on the block, she had been involved in the medical field as an Administrative Assistant within a burn center many years ago and married into a family with a long history of EMS careers.  Trudy’s main focus besides her family is her animals.  Knowing what to do in an animal emergency is critically important as they are a vital part of any family.  She coordinated and fund-raised to obtain 5 pet oxygen masks for her ambulance squad and not only did she succeed, she worked with First Aid & CPR, LLC to have several squad members (included herself) pet first aid and CPR certified, something she is extremely proud of. She is looking forward to the next chapter of her life educating people on the importance of knowing CPR for people as well as for pets.
                      

About Scott Bonito
Scott Bonito is a 25 year retired Lieutenant from the Union County Dept. of Corrections. Past duties included Supervising the Training Dept. for all Uniform and Civilian staff, held titles of Terminal Agency Coordinator for the State Police and Institutional Security Representative for the Admin. of the Courts, Tech. Ops. Supervisor, Special Ops. Unit Spvsr. and First Chairman of the County Training Advisory Council. He has numerous Instructor Certs. and is a Police Training Comm. Certified Instructor/American Heart Association Instructor. He holds a B.S. in Human Services and an A.S. of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a Youth Sports Coach certified by the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y program.


 
 

Our CPR & First Aid Instructors

Our staff is comprised of qualified people that are animal lovers. Our instructors all have emergency services background training and are certified to teach any course we offer. Our instructors are all professional and will present themselves as such. They come to your location with all the necessary paperwork, books, training materials and manikins to teach you everything you need to know for the course being presented.

 We are a National Safety Council Training Center (NSC). As a partner with the NSC, we can offer you training and certifications through the material provided by the NSC. First Aid training consists of basic, pediatric and Emergency Medical Response (EMR), formally First Responder training. This certification offers a 3 year certification. CPR/AED training consists of BLS and basic CPR/AED training for Adults, Children and Infants. Included in these courses are training of the AED (Defibrillator) and treating a choking victim. As with all our courses, we come to you with the training.
 
  

   

Poison Control Center Partnership

First Aid & CPR, LLC has partnered with the Education Department of the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES), also known as the NJ Poison Center.  Through our partnership, we will now be offering free, poison prevention education programs to the public for all age groups. Our instructors will gladly visit your organization, school or group to educate your audience about the valuable services of the poison center as well as how to prevent poisonings from happening in and outside the home.  Although most calls to poison centers are about children, most people who die from poisons are adults; reminding us that poisoning is a danger to us all. THIS TRAINING IS OFFERRED FREE OF CHARGE.  Call or email us for more information or to schedule a class. Sessions run approximately an hour in length.   Poison prevention education can be a lifesaver! 
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 First Aid & CPR, LLC

Manalapan, NJ 07726

1-888-242-4259
 
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