when a heart stops, every second counts!

About Us

Standing out amongst the crowd, Southern MD CPR & First Aid Training maintains an unmatched level of service, providing customers with the best possible training. We mix experience with superior customer service.

Jonathan riffe

President & Instructor, Jonathan Riffe began his career in the fire service in 1996 with the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department and served as the Fire Chief for 6 years. For 10 years, he served with the Washington DC Fire Department before moving to a new position with the Annapolis City Fire Department. He has been an Instructor with the University of Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute since 2003. In 2010, Southern MD CPR & First Aid Training was founded and has trained thousands of individuals in CPR & First Aid.

In 2018, Jonathan Riffe's book, "Thomas Sweatt: Inside the Mind of D.C.'s Most Notorious Arsonist" was published. Purchase now: Mascot Books