First Response

Responding For Life

Lifesaving skills matter when accidents occur. New Jersey residents experience more than 325,000 collisions each year, and the final outcome hinges on the knowledge and speed oftrained responders on the scene.


The New Jersey State Safety Council has always made care of the injured a high priority. First Responder training is necessary to ensure that victims can not only survive, but resume a quality life. The Council is the training center for the American Safety & Health Institute's First Aid and CPR and Automated External Defibrillator courses.


The AED and CPR courses teach how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants, provide tips on heart disease prevention, scene control, patient assessment, CPR integration, AED application and protocol adherence.


The First Aid course, designed for emergency response teams, safety personnel and supervisors, teaches how to respond to breathing emergencies, identifying and caring for bleeding, sudden illness and injuries, and techniques for preventing disease transmission.


Since the Council introduced lifesaving programs, thousands of instructors and students have attended courses ranging from simple awareness training to sessions for ambulance drivers, police officers and firefighters.


We listen to the voices of our constituents to provide programs that fit their special needs. More than 70 national health professionals and government agencies have reviewed and chosen our programs. Businesses, industries, municipal facilities, local Boy Scout troops and the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center have employed our First Aid programs.