About Us

The region’s leading resource for state-of-the-art emergency response
training and AED programs

Our organization was founded by Sam Younessian and his wife, Maria. Sam is an RN, EMT-P, a New York City and New York State Certified Paramedic and Registered Professional Nurse with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Sam is also a highly decorated Paramedic Lieutenant for the FDNY-EMS. His wife, Maria, is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in various hospitals’ Cardiology Departments. Our staff of healthcare providers has worked in the emergency rooms of New York City hospitals and has dedicated much time to instructing members of volunteer ambulance associations and other professional organizations. We have already transformed hundreds of workplace environments and certified more than 100,000 students.
Our goal is to empower individuals and organizations with state-of-the-art emergency response training, workplace consulting services, life-saving equipment and affordable educational resources. We provide the complete spectrum of learning options including classroom training, on-site training, online learning and skills testing. Our best practices approach has become a most sought after resource for healthcare professionals, non-medical responders and the general public alike. Classes are customized based on knowledge and comfort level and are structured to ensure the most efficient use of your time. Flexible class schedules including day, weekend and evening sessions are available along with same day certification cards.

Our programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic to advanced AHA ECC courses – BLS, ACLS, PALS
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) – certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Customized AHA programs for the general public and corporate first responders and security departments and safety officers CPR, AED, First Aid
  • Corporate Emergency Response Programs and PAD (Public Access Defibrillator/AED) programs
  • Consulting and evaluation for Emergency Response Kits/Crash Carts for medical and dental practices
  • Other medical training courses such as Intravenous (IV) Certification, Blood Borne Pathogens, and basic EKG

Why Choose CPR123?

  • Same day certification ( Free Reminders )
  • Experienced elite instructors ( RN’s, Paramedic’s & EMT’s )
  • High quality education and service
  • Free online comprehensive study materials
  • Flexible class schedules
  • State-of-the-art teaching and training equipment
  • Clean and comfortable learning environments
  • Day, weekend and evening classes available
  • Customer service support 7 days a week
  • Professional and friendly staff
  • CPR123 Counts membership – retake the course you took and refresh your skills free of charge for up to two years (without recertification).

Our Training Philosophy

Our distinctive approach to training maximizes the learning potential for both adult and adolescent learners. We structure our student’s
classroom time to obtain a level of understanding and proficiency needed for certification. Our courses use state-of-the-art equipment
accompanied by hands-on exercises and lectures by American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics instructors with over
twenty years of field and teaching experience.We maintain the flexibility to accommodate our clients’ needs whether at one of our
New York-based training centers or on-site at our client’s location.