- All instructors are certified through the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association, all instructors are insured with professional liability coverage.
- Our Instructors are also certified Emergency Medical Technician's (EMT) through the commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- We have over 30 years of teaching experience and are dedicated to sharing our skills and knowledge with the community. We offer valuable tools for every community member and we give all of the necessary knowledge to help save lives.
Dan Castagna, JR EMT-B
At the age of 15, I began my career as a volunteer Jr firefighter, soon after I started taking courses at Delaware State Fire Academy in Dover, Delaware. At the age of 19 I took my first lifeguarding instructor course, which inspired me to take the necessary steps in order to begin my aquatic career.
I joined Boothwyn Fire Company in 2001. A few years later I took on the responsibility of Lieutenant followed by Engine Captain. I attended Crozer Chester Medical Center where I obtained my CPR Instructor Certification for the American Heart Association.
In early 2011 I decided to take the state Emergency Medical Responder course where I found my passion with EMS. A little over a year later I started Emergency Medical Technician training, and earned my certification in 2012. Shortly after I decided to start Emergency Care Health & Safety to share my passion with CPR and Lifeguard training with the community. In early 2013, I received my American Red Cross Instructor Trainer Certification and am actively teaching courses.
I have been working for the American Red Cross for 37 years. I am a certified EMT, Lifeguard Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, Water Safety Instructor, Water Safety Instructor Trainer, CPR Pro Instructor, CPR I, Wilderness Instructor, Emergency Medical Responder Instructor and First Aid Instructor Trainer. I spent a lot of time teaching for the American Red Cross.
I currently work as an Aquatic Director for Chichester School District where I coach for the US swim team. I am a retired referee for US Swimming. I have spent 50 years with the Girl Scouts and am a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. I am very active within my church community and also serve on the Board of Trustees.
I have received the American Red Cross John Degnan Water Safety Award, The Leadership Award, Hours of Service Awards, and the Outstanding Service Award from the Longfellow Society. I have received many customer services awards and the Honorary Role Model for Youth Award presented by the Delaware County Labor Board.