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Heart To Beat LLC is a Safety Training and Consulting Company offering a wide range of interactive training courses including CPR/AED, First Aid, Stop the Bleed, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Active Shooter training. Our team offers certifications from the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, American Safety and Health Institute and much more.

Group CPR Training Class

Offering the Following Certifications through Group Classes Offered at Your Choice Of Location:

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Lifeguard Saving

"I can't say enough good things about Scott and his team at Heart to Beat. Our staff LOVED the training. We have First Aid / CPR / AED / BBP training every year. This was our first year with Heart to Beat and the feedback from our experienced staff was "Heart to Beat is the best Safety Training we've ever had". Scott and his team were a pleasure to work with. Thank you for making our annual Safety Training a success!"

- Maureen Fastie, Director of Human Resources, WBCM

Meet Scott Kuhlman, CEO

Scott Kuhlman

"I have worked with Scott from both sides of the table - as both a participant in his classes as well as a manager of those who have taken courses with him. As a teacher, he takes time to go over the most important skills and gives ample time to practice skills. He gives students the tools they need to succeed and also works with students who are having trouble. Scott makes sure the lifeguards that graduate from his classes are equipped with practical knowledge to be successful lifeguards, and because of his training sessions and classes, rescues at our facility have been exectued in accordance with Red Cross Standards. We love working with Scott and will continue to do so for years to come!"

- Megan H., Assistant Manager, The Fallston Club

"I highly recommend Heart To Beat! Scott and his team provided one of the most valuable training's we've had at SC&H Group. They are very professional, came prepared and know their stuff. The CPR, AED training session was very informative as well as interactive. The feedback from our employees who attended the program was outstanding and all of them thought this was time well spent (and they might even save a life!) Thank you Scott!"

-Mary Susan Donhauser, Director of Human Resources, SC&H Group

In 2012 , at the age of 20, Scott began volunteering as an Emergency Medical Technician with the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company in Baltimore County, rising to the level of EMS Captain and member of the Board of Directors by the age of 23. By 26, he had responded to several thousand 911 calls, delivered 2 babies and resuscitated countless victims. Acutely aware of the limitations of one person and equally aware of the growing need for preparedness in the Baltimore area, Scott founded Heart To Beat llc in 2016. In just three years, his company has trained over 3,600 people in CPR/AED, First Aid, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Active Shooter training and Stop The Bleed. Under the slogan “Training You Can’t Live Without”, Scott is renowned for instilling confidence and camaraderie in his clients from all school levels to private employers and government entities.

With a passion to save lives, his dedication and instruction have distinguished his company from a small start-up to a company gaining national recognition by matching all types of lifesaving training with state of the art equipment to make literal life-savers out of each and every individual client. Combining the theme of “Men for Others” which he gleaned from his four years at Loyola Blakefield High School with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Loyola University, Scott has balanced a commitment to the community with the business acumen to create a corporation with both heart and brain. He has grown his company from a single person operation handling every aspect of business solo to a staff of 8, including both veteran law enforcement personnel and a licensed physician, as need has outpaced one man’s ability. Each employee is hand-picked and trained to develop the highest standards and preparedness to instill the same confidence in teaching that Scott brought to the company in its founding years. Through it all, however, Scott still reserves time to both ride the ambulance as a volunteer in Baltimore County as well as chair various committees there.

With the belief that every life is equally important, Scott is adamant that training address the unique needs of both infants as well as adults and, as such, all training includes readiness for all age levels, allowing each participant to leave the work site with confidence to bring home. Churches and schools receive the same devotion as corporate offices. Every life matters, and when a call comes into the American Heart Association in Baltimore looking for a recommendation, Heart to Beat llc is an automatic referral.

Scott looks to the future by providing all of his clients the same: the ability to safeguard a future with training, comfort and confidence to face the myriad of challenges inherent to today’s world. Heart To Beat is a testimony to what one man’s dreams can become when fueled with passion, vision and pure hard work. Hindsight bears testimony to its value; foresight secures its own reward. The company name Heart to Beat LLC speaks for itself…and Scott is proud to be its voice.

Scott Kuhlman was recently interviewed by Offit | Kurman: Attorneys at Law as part of their CEOminutes series. Check out Scott's article and interview where he discusses his role in growing Heart to Beat LLC.

Daniel Finke

Meet Daniel Finke, Senior Instructor & AED Program Manager

Dan has been interested in helping others since a very young age. In 2000, Dan joined Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company and earned his firefighter certification in 2001. Growing up with a father who served as a Chief in The Baltimore County Fire Department, firefighting was always his dream career. His passion for firefighting ignited his passion for Emergency Medical Services in no time at all. While attending Dulaney High School Dan earned his EMT certification during his junior year. He graduated from Dulaney High in 2002 and was hired by Baltimore County Fire Department in September 2003 as an EMT.

His drive and passion lead him to enroll in the Cardiac Rescue Technician course. Yearning for more knowledge and growth, Dan enrolled in a course to bridge from a Cardiac Rescue Technician to Paramedic and graduated in late 2006. After graduation, He promoted to a Paramedic/Firefighter and has maintained that rank, gathering extensive field experience and knowledge along the way. In 2008, Dan became a field preceptor, substitute EMS supervisor in and has since trained new Paramedic and EMT students to be excellent field clinicians. Dan looks forward to sharing his knowledge and passion for Emergency Medical Services and lifesaving training in a classroom setting.

Daniel Collector

Meet Daniel Walter, Instructor

Dan has been interested in helping others ever since he was in Boy Scouts, where he saw the value in having training and knowing what to do ahead of time should a situation arise. The notion of helping others went a step further when Dan decided to join his local fire station as a volunteer, eventually becoming an EMT in 2012. After seeing how satisfying being an EMT was, Dan changed his college major to nursing, where he graduated from Towson University with his BSN while he was still actively riding the ambulance.

After graduating, Dan looked exclusively for openings in the emergency department as a nurse because of his passion for EMS to where he has now been a nurse for 3 years with adult and pediatric emergency experience. Dan holds additional certifications in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS), in addition to other optional courses such as Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC). Currently Dan is gearing toward become a flight nurse, and is excited to share his knowledge and passion of helping others through Heart to Beat.

Mike Brooks

Meet Michael Brooks, Senior Active Shooter Instructor

Michael Brooks has been involved in law enforcement and security for the past 38 years. He started his career in the US Army as a Military Policeman for 6 years, assigned to an elite unit that worked closely with the US Secret Service to protect foreign dignitaries and high-profile personnel during their visits to Washington, DC and Arlington, VA.

After his tour of duty in the military, Michael joined the University of Maryland / Baltimore Police Department. He quickly rose to the position of Shift Commander and was responsible for the training of the Department Officers in firearms, defensive tactics, police patrol functions as well as other police related tactics. Michael then joined the Anne Arundel County Police Department where he worked in numerous specialized positions as well as a field training officer for the new officers coming onto the department.

Michael helped develop and taught crime prevention and safety programs for the American Red Cross, numerous high schools and specialized employment groups throughout the Baltimore metropolitan region. He worked as the Director of Security at the Baltimore Convention Center, developing and training personnel on various security topics. In addition, he developed safety and loss prevention procedures for the San Diego Zoo, the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego and Hilton hotels in the southern California area.

Michael also works as the Security Director at a private girls’ school in Baltimore and teaches a self-defense course for women (RAD). His knowledge in security and safety and his passion for teaching and sharing his experiences are extensive and invaluable.

Ryan Monahan

Meet Ryan Monahan, Instructor

Ryan began his journey toward helping others when he joined Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company (Anne Arundel County) in 2012. He quickly earned his Firefighter I, Emergency Medical Technician and Healthcare Provider level CPR/AED certifications to begin riding the Engine and Squad apparatus. Through his many response calls at Earleigh Heights, Ryan quickly gained vital first-hand experience in caring for others in an emergency setting. During the week, Ryan is a career Construction Safety Coordinator for a local General Contractor. As a Safety Coordinator, Ryan conducts safety inspections, evaluates and assesses workplace hazards, conducts incident investigations and heads up his company’s Training Center. Additionally, he is an authorized OSHA Outreach Training instructor for OSHA 10 and 30 hour courses. Ryan earned his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Ohio State and a Graduate Certificate in Occupational Safety from Eastern Kentucky University. Ryan is truly excited to share his passion and experience for helping others through Heart to Beat classes!

Mike Brooks

Meet Andrew Barrows, Instructor

Andrew has been involved in emergency services since 2001, starting as a volunteer at the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company where he received training as a Firefighter followed by obtaining his EMT certification in 2003. In November 2003 Andrew continued to follow his passion for emergency services and accepted a position by a local 911 emergency communications center. While working there Andrew was both a fire and police dispatcher. Andrew held multiple positions during his tenure including an instructor for new employees. In 2014 Andrew transitioned from the 911 center into an EMS recruit class at a large local fire department in the Baltimore area. Since that time he has enjoyed being the EMT assigned to an ALS (Advanced Life Support) transport unit. Most recently, Andrew is looking to expand on his existing knowledge of EMS and has applied to a local college to complete his ALS certification. Andrew looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experiences with others through the life saving programs that Heart to Beat offers.

Dan Hudson

Meet Dan Hudson, Active Shooter Instructor

Dan Hudson began his career in the Baltimore County Police Department in 2001. During this time, he worked in numerous specialized positions including The Warrant Task Force and The Quick Response Unit. Additionally, he also served as a field training officer for the new recruits entering the department.

After leaving the department, Dan spent time working for the Baltimore District court, responsible for the protection of the assigned Judge. He also trained new Bailiffs and helped to reshape security protocols within the organization.

Currently, Dan also works as the Security Director at a private girls’ school in Baltimore, teaching a seniors an in depth security/situational awareness class prior to graduation. His knowledge and passion in security and safety shine through in each course he conducts.

Rachel Santoro

Meet Rochelle Santoro, Active Shooter Instructor

Rochelle has been involved in public safety almost all of her life. She started as a lifeguard in high school and then joined the United States Army. During her six-year military career, Rochelle received a security clearance, was promoted several times and was the NCOIC for physical training and range safety. After the military, she attended UMBC, but was recruited in 1994, to join a large law enforcement agency in the Baltimore Area.

During her law enforcement career Rochelle was a member of numerous specialized investigative units, the Special Response Team, the Community Action Team and the Dignitary Protection Team. She was assigned to the Internal Affairs section, and then as an instructor at the Police Training Academy where she headed up police survival training and physical training. During her tenure, Rochelle attended Johns Hopkins University, Police Executive Leadership Program, where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Management, with an emphasis in Leadership. She eventually rose to the rank of Lieutenant, and retired as a shift commander.

Since retirement Rochelle continues to be a physical fitness enthusiast, volunteers with a large animal welfare organization (Maryland SPCA) and is a founding member of The Maryland Animal Cruelty & Animal Fighting Task Force, providing investigative and prosecutorial training to law enforcement, prosecutors and animal rights advocates.

Rachel Santoro

Meet Teresa Santos, Instructor

Teresa has always had a passion for the medical field as well as helping others which made Emergency Medical Services a natural fit. Teresa received her initial EMT certification from the Community College of Baltimore County in 2013 after graduating from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. She was hired by a large fire department as a part of an EMS recruit class in 2014. During her time in the academy, she also attended Advanced Life Support (ALS) classes and, in 2017, promoted within the department to the rank of Paramedic. She is eager to share her knowledge and to help her students learn through her own professional experiences. Teresa is thrilled to join Heart to Beat to share her knowledge, skills and passion with others!

Derek McCoy

Meet Dr. Derek McCoy, Medical Director

Dr. Derek McCoy is a licensed emergency physician and Medical Director for Heart To Beat Dr. McCoy graduated from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in 2005, interned at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2006 and completed his residency at Memorial University Medical Center in 2008. Dr. McCoy has spent the last 11 years crafting his skills in sports medicine, family medicine and emergency medicine. With Dr. McCoy's safety conscious practices and his experience, he brings a plethora of knowledge that benefits Heart To Beat clients.

Megan Heller

Meet Megan Heller, Lifeguard Instructor

Megan began her career in aquatics in 2005, when she became a lifeguard for her first summer job. When she realized she was going to be a teacher, she kept that summer job and eventually rose through the ranks at that facility from lifeguard to supervisor, then assistant manager. Megan has been a high school English teacher and swim coach in a Baltimore-area county since 2012. Having been a lifeguard at multiple facilities and a aquatics supervisor since 2008, Megan knows what it takes to be a professional, skilled lifeguard and takes great pride in it. She is excited to be a part of the Heart to Beat Team, bringing her knowledge of lifeguarding to the next generation of guards.