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.
Offering the Following Certifications through Group Classes Offered at Your Choice Of Location:
Heart Saver CPR/AED
American Heart Association
Basic Life Support
American Heart Association
Lifeguarding & Recertification
American Red Cross
American Heart Association / American Red Cross
Safety Training for Swim Coaches
American Red Cross
Emergency Preparedness Training
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
American Heart Association
"My family had personal training with Scott in Heartsaver CPR/AED.
He was responsive, accommodating to our needs, and worked around our schedule to get us trained as quickly as possible.
Scott genuinely cared that we learned the skills of CPR/AED. He was sensitive to our needs and worked with us until we were confident and capable to perform these life saving actions.
Scott has the background, experience, and caring attitude to really make a difference in people's lives. He was thorough and competent, and we would love to see him train as many people as possible to save a life!"
- Margie H.
Athletic Learning Center
Ayers Saint Gross
Baltimore's Classic Five
Fallston Swim Club
The Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company
Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Moore, Carney, Ryan and Lattanzi LLC
Roland Park Country School
Shrewsbury Fire Department
St. Joseph's Fullerton
St. Paul's School
St. Paul's School for Girls
Thompson Financial Group
Towson Presbyterian Church
Meet Scott Kuhlman, CEO
"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
"Scott Kuhlman provides excellent lifeguard and first aid training. My son recieved his certification through Scott's class, went on to interview for several lifeguarding positions and now has a permanent job at a local athletic club. Scott conducts his business in an organized and professional manner and I would highly recommend his program."
-Annabel L., Parent
Since he began his business in 2016, Scott Kuhlman, CEO and founder, has been, well… hard to beat. In just 26 months, Scott has distinguished himself and his company, Heart to Beat LLC, in Maryland and the surrounding states with a unique and diverse approach to Safety – in the workplace, school, church, pool, anywhere.
A graduate of both Loyola Blakefield High School (2010) and Loyola University MD (2014), Scott quickly applied his undergraduate work experiences at pools and fire departments and his Bachelor’s Degree in Business to his dream of running his own company. As the Top EMS Responder for six consecutive years with the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company, Scott spent three years as EMS captain and progressed quickly to the position of Lieutenant. He became known for his dedication and quick thinking, his calmness and his organization. In the midst of this, Scott crystallized his plans to create a single company which would offer practical and lifesaving skills to every aspect of the community, all from one office centrally located in Baltimore County. In September, 2016, Heart to Beat LLC was created, offering classes from basic to advanced and certifying clients in lay responder CPR/AED training all the way to Advanced Cardiac Life Support. His ability to teach not just the Whats but also the Whys of each procedure became the hallmark of each student’s experience.
Within one year, as word of mouth spread, his business tripled. Within two years of its inception, it quadrupled, to date servicing over 1,200 clients. With a team of five employees based in Jacksonville, MD, Heart to Beat LLC has worked with The Agora Companies, the Under Armour Performance Centers, the Internal Revenue Service, numerous schools, pools and churches, bringing all state of the art equipment to site seven days per week. Best of all, the company and Scott in particular, have earned accolades and renown for the depth of both the knowledge required and dedication to enable most anyone to make The Difference between helplessly witnessing a tragedy and confidently addressing a situation with poise and prowess. Bearing more than just a generic title, his trainees, of all ages from eager 15 year olds to senior citizens, know that they can do what the certification stands for because he worked with each one of them until he felt confident signing his name on their cards. He is a highly sought after member of the community, networking throughout Baltimore and a current member of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Meet Daniel Collector, Instructor
Heart To Beat is very proud that Daniel Collector has joined our team as an Instructor! Daniel comes to us with field experience riding at the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company, where he serves as an EMS Lieutenant. He also has a B.S. in Biology from Loyola University. Daniel is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Biology from Towson University and plans to attend Medical School in the future. Daniel looks forward to sharing his passion and extensive knowledge for healthcare in the classroom setting!
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.
Meet Daniel Finke, Senior Instructor
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.
Meet Michael Brooks, 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.
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!
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.
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.