Coastal CPR & First Aid, LLC

Portsmouth, NH

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How does your service stand out?

I provide hands-on practical courses. No one leaves the class not knowing how to perform the skills. The emphasis is on learning the practical skills needed to help someone who is sick or injured. I take the time to make sure each participant learns the skills.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

From time to time I hear back from participants in my classes who have successfully used the skills that I have taught them. Whether it is a minor injury or they successful helped someone who was choking or performed CPR. These success stories let me know I am offering a valuable service in teaching CPR and First aid.


Portsmouth, NH 03801

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6 Reviews
  • Kristy M. Jan 30, 2016
    CPR Training
    Verified Review
  • Christina L. May 26, 2015
    CPR Training
    Verified Review
    Gail provided us with the class information quickly and sent very specific and comprehensive instructions, directions and FAQ's about what we should expect from the training. As an instructor, she was easy to follow and I left the class confident and having no questions.
  • Ingrid A. May 14, 2015
    CPR Training
    Verified Review
    I took the CPR/AED class and also the First Aid class with Gail on two separate nights. Gail is friendly, down to earth and very knowledgeable about her field. I enjoyed her classes, her sense of humor and always felt comfortable asking questions. She also stayed in touch with me(email and by phone) to keep me up to date on her classes and help me to schedule a class with her. She has a wide range of knowledge about children, safety, and health care. I would recommend her to anyone!!
  • Vanessa L. Mar 11, 2015
    CPR Training
    Verified Review
    Gail was always accessible via electronic/virvual means...and, when I ultimately could not physically attend her class...she refunded my class cost in a timely fashion.
  • Grace H. Sep 10, 2014
    First Aid Training
    Verified Review
    My son and I took the First Aid and CPR/AED at the Dover Point Rd office shared with a dance class. Both courses were three hours each. We enjoyed the interactive learning between instructor and students. The pace was kept engaging and informative where we could ask questions at any time. Real life examples were shared. Perhaps to avoid embarrassment a dummy could be used to point out parts of the body? She is a great teacher with lots of experience. Would definitely like to take a course from her again.
  • Jessica R. Sep 28, 2012
    CPR Training
    Verified Review


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I attend Training Center Forums, webinars and am a member of several instructor forums to keep on top of research and techniques in CPR and First Aid.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
For private or business classes that are held on location I charge a flat rate to provide a course that includes the first 4 participants. There is acharge for each additional participant after the first 4 up to a max of 12. Course charge includes books and supplies. For open enrollment classes the cost per person is based on supplies need, length of the course and the rental fees to use the location.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
How did Coastal CPR and First Aid happen? It began as a small idea to earn a part-time income after leaving work full-time to take care of my growing family. I had a previous part-time career as a call Firefighter/EMT-Intermediate and had been a NH State EMS Practical Exam Evaluator. I am currently a mom of 4, a CPR and First Aid Instructor for over 10 years and an ASHI Training Center. I volunteer with my children and in my community and I enjoy teaching as a way to continue to give back to my community by teaching the skills needed to make a difference.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Provide CPR and First Aid instruction.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When looking for a class look for an instructor who promises to do the entire class. There are those out there who offer an inexpensive quick class - but make sure you're actually learning the skills. Otherwise you're just paying someone to entertain you for an hour and you've essential bought - not earned - the certification. Can you apply the skills you learned in an emergency later?
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I'm a former FF/EMT-I and State of NH EMS Practical Exam Evaluator. I'm now a mom of 4 running a small business teaching others how they can help during the first few minutes of an emergency. Each one of us has the ability to make a difference and save a life.