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CDC COVID-19 Guidelines

In the midst of the COVID-19 quarantine, many healthcare providers are concerned that they may not be able to continue working if their ACLS, BLS, PALS, etc certifications lapse.  In that light, Survival Group has been granted a waiver from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development to continue training operations.

At Survival Group, our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for our customers and safe working environment for our staff therefore we will be following the instructional change recommendations issued by the American Heart Association.  The AHA’s Training Memo provides additional flexibility, as needed, for training during heightened precautions for COVID-19.  You can access a copy here.

Furthermore, in order to reduce the risk of passing along illnesses to others we will only be offering blended, e-learning programs with 1-on-1 skills testing.  Traditional instructor led training is still on hold until the risk of cross infection diminishes. 

Please visit our COVID-19 information page more info on the precautions we are following and our training page access our online registration system.  If you have any questions, please call our office at 203-859-9438.

We are still available to assist you with your AEDs or other emergency equipment.  Please call our office.

We will reevaluate the COVID-19 situation on April 30, 2020 and provide an update at that time.

Thank you for your time and interest in our training programs.

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Who We Are

We're a professional training team that uses our expertise to bring our the best in our clients

Survival Group came into existence in 1993 as Carmody & Associates and in 2003 changed its name to better reflect our business focus. In 16 short years Survival Group has become one of the most successful emergency response training and equipment companies in the market. 

The Survival Group training network extends across the United States and ​includes nearly 900 instructors aligned with our Training Center and affiliated training sites

At the heart of the Survival Group are instructors and educators comprised of firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), Paramedics, and nurses who teach the from nationally recognized curricula. 

Our staff has a unique understanding of emergency situations and that inspires confidence in our students. Survival Group provides its clients with confidence in their training choices as well as choice in their safety equipment purchases.

For this, we are pleased, proud, and grateful.

We are pleased because our customers have confirmed our beliefs that if the services we offer are new, exciting, innovative, and of excellent quality, they will be purchased.

We are proud because we know we are a company that keeps its word to its customers.  We guarantee that if any of our products or services are disappointing in any way, we will do everything in our power to make things right.

​We are grateful to customers like you. Because you confirm our beliefs that fine service and quality results in satisfied customers. Without you, there would be no reason to be pleased or proud. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to be of service to you.
Based in Connecticut with clients and training sites across the country.
Meet The Team
Dan Carmody, LP
TC Coordinator
BLS, ACLS, PALS Instructor/TCF
Dan has over 35 years of fire/rescue/EMS experience and that background helped develop him into an accomplished emergency response educator that understands the needs of a variety of levels of responders ranging from basic first aid to advanced level EMS and fire/rescue.

He has over over 30 years experience training corporate, healthcare, and professional responders and tailoring training programs to the customers specific needs.
Leslie Carmody
Training Director
BLS Instructor/TCF
Leslie manages Survival Groups network of instructors which trains over 15,000 people per year.

She is responsible for growing training numbers through working with clients to develop customized training solutions.

Leslie worked for many years as an EMT and an AEMT and she has seen the positive impact bystander response can have on patient outcomes.
Emily Bacchiocchi, BSW
Course Data Management
BLS Instructor/TCF
Emily is a BLS Instructor and Training Center Faculty.  She also processes all incoming course submissions, validates the records, and issues the course cards. 

This experience behind the scenes helps Emily in her additional roll of training center faculty to mentor instructors on the finer details of course delivery and administration.

Emily also brings a background in social work which gives her perspecive on the emotional processes involved when people experience the highly charged situations we are training them for.

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