Care 1st
Training Group

About Alex Balish

AED Distributor with Program Management – Authorized Provider of CPR, AED, & First Aid Training Specialty Tri-State area New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Owner & Lead Trainer at Care 1st Training Group, LLC; Alex Balish is deeply passionate about providing others with life-saving information. With over twenty years of experience in the field of First Aid CPR and AED certification and training thousands of students, Alex possesses a strong understanding of his customers’ needs and how they most effectively learn these life-saving techniques. In addition, he has been extensively trained on all major AED brands and proper maintenance/troubleshooting on these units.


Alex started out as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) at Summit EMS where he is a Crew Chief as well as working with the American Red Cross where he was the Youth Services Coordinator and lead caseworker at the Summit Area Chapter during 911. Although he enjoyed working on the Ambulance and working with youth, his interests eventually shifted to the safety-training field, where he was able to put his passion for teaching to good use. Over the years, Alex has earned a reputation for being a leader in CPR certification and in the AED field. His success undoubtedly stems from his enthusiasm and ability to cater to the needs of any given client.

Alex has experience teaching First Aid, CPR, AED Certification courses, Blood-born Pathogens courses and AED Program management everywhere from small business offices to Fortune 500 companies. His clients include medical centers, charter schools, hotels, fitness clubs, and manufacturing plants. By building his curriculum based on his students’ perspective, Alex succeeds in teaching engaging classes that effectively prepare people to respond in the event of an emergency. Whether he is working with clients in the trendy Upper West Side, the heart of New Jersey he adapts to the needs of her customer. With an emphasis on maximized comprehension and retention of program protocols, everyone leaves being confident in their ability to respond to a real-life emergency. Alex has trained his team to utilize the same methods so that they, too, can engage in all walks of life.


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The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in CPR, BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.