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Empowering Pensacola Through Lifesaving Skills with Heartbeat Safety

Updated: Oct 10, 2023

Greetings from Heartbeat Safety, your premier destination for CPR, AED, First Aid, and Lifeguard Certification in Pensacola, FL! As a distinguished Licensed Training Provider for the American Red Cross, our mission is clear: empower communities, organizations, and individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide lifesaving care during emergencies.

Tailoring Lifesaving Education for Pensacola

Recognizing the uniqueness of each learner, Heartbeat Safety takes pride in delivering customized, concierge-style Basic Lifesaving Certification Courses. Led by our founder, John B. Hodgdon, II, an American Red Cross Instructor with over a decade of experience, our courses are designed to meet the specific needs and goals of our diverse clientele.

Bringing Lifesaving Expertise to Your Doorstep

In pursuit of making education accessible, Heartbeat Safety has adopted a concierge-style class delivery. Forget the inconvenience of traveling to a training center; we bring the expertise directly to you. This on-site approach not only eliminates barriers but also creates a safer environment for our clients, fostering a hands-on, personalized learning experience.

Certified Excellence in Collaboration with the American Red Cross

Heartbeat Safety is not just a training provider; it's a symbol of quality and excellence with American Red Cross certification. With licensed instructors bringing real-world experience to every class, our commitment to public safety is unwavering. Our founder, John B. Hodgdon, II, adds a layer of distinction with his extensive background, including being a Lead Lifeguard for Gulf Islands National Seashore and a founding member of the Gulf Islands National Seashore Water Safety Council.

Why Heartbeat Safety Stands Out

  • Personalized Approach: Tailored courses to meet your unique needs and goals.

  • Convenient Learning: We bring the training directly to your location.

  • Expert Guidance: Learn from experienced professionals, led by John B. Hodgdon, II.

  • Trusted Certifications: Partnered with the American Red Cross for recognized qualifications.

Meet Our Founder: John B. Hodgdon, II

With over two decades of experience as a certified Lifeguard and ten years as an American Red Cross Instructor, John B. Hodgdon, II brings a wealth of real-world expertise to Heartbeat Safety. His accolades, including The Star Award for Outstanding Representation of The National Park Service, underscore his commitment to public safety. As the founder, John has worked with diverse clients, certifying individuals ranging from lay practitioners to first responders.

John's passion for empowering individuals with the knowledge to respond effectively in emergencies led to the establishment of Heartbeat Safety.

Join the Heartbeat Safety Movement

Whether you're an individual seeking to enhance your skills or a business prioritizing safety, Heartbeat Safety is your dedicated partner. Let's collectively build a prepared and resilient Pensacola. Contact us at or book a class at ( today to embark on your journey toward a safer community.

At Heartbeat Safety, we're committed to empowering individuals and communities—one lifesaving skill at a time.

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