On an average day in the United States 1,000 adults die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), a total of 350,000 per year. SCA is the result of an arrhythmia, where the electrical pulse of the heart goes out of control, causing the heart to quiver. Doctors don’t understand why this happens, but they do know that shocking the fibrillating heart is the only effective treatment.

The American Heart Association estimates that 
20,000 to 100,000 SCA deaths could be prevented each year if defibrillation was readily available. Electrical shock restores a heartbeat and circulation, but to survive neurologically intact, rescue must be swift. Defibrillation within the first minute of sudden cardiac arrest can save the lives of up to 90% of its victims. However, with each minute of delay until defibrillation, the survival rate drops by 10%

(American Heart Association) 

Why learn First Aid?
Why learn CPR?​ 

Why learn to use an AED?

Workers in many different occupations are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS. First aid team members, housekeeping personnel in some settings, nurses and other healthcare providers are examples of workers who may be at risk of exposure. 

About 80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in private residential settings, so being trained to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can mean the difference between life and death for a loved one.

Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after cardiac arrest, can double a victim’s chance of survival.

CPR helps maintain vital blood flow to the heart and brain and increases the amount of time that an electric shock from a defibrillator can be effective.

(American Heart Association)

About Us

We are a family owned and operated business. Ambrose Murphy is a retired battallion chief from the DC fire department.  He has dedicated the last 35 years to teaching CPR, first aid, AED and OSHA. His son Steven currently works as a sergeant in the DC fire department. Steven Murphy is the lead instructor and has been teaching for the past 20 years. They are committed to making safety and lifesaving knowledge easily accessible and affordable for individuals, organizations, and corporate clients. 

Serving the DC. Maryland and Northern Va area.

A. Murphy & Co. Inc

CPR- First Aid- AED- OSHA Blood borne Pathogens training specialists
Serving the Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Va area since 1975

Why learn OSHA and Blood borne pathogens?

You never know when an emergency will occur, but when one does, having first aid training and skills can help to save the life of someone you love.

First aid skills are simple and easy to remember and there are many situations where pain, disability and recovery times can be greatly reduced by quick, simple and careful first aid management.​

Frequently Asked Questions

​How long is the CPR certification good for?
American Heart Association certification is good for two years.

When will I receive the card?
Cards are mailed on the first business day following the completion of the course.

How can I pay for the class?
We accept cash, check and money order. 

What should I wear?
Part of the CPR training will be spent practicing on the mannequin, so we recommend  you wear comfortable clothes.

Who conducts the course?
All of the CPR, First Aid, AED and Bloodborne Pathogen trainings are conducted by AHA and ASHI certified instructors.

Where is the course held?
We can come to your workplace or location of your choosing. We service all of Maryland, DC and Northern Va.

When are courses held?
Classes can be scheduled between 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday - Friday 
and 9:00-1:00 on Saturday