About 1st Five Minutes

The 1st Five Minutes Make All The Difference.

1st Five Minutes was established in 2007. Ben Dorcy, its founder, has been training first responders for over 25 years. Ben brings cutting edge knowledge and teaching techniques to the classroom. His passion for the subject is infectious.

We Save You Time And Money. You Save A Life.


1st Five Minutes trains first responders, the persons who know how to respond during the first crucial minutes of an emergency. We provide emergency response training, Philips Automated External Defibrillators and supplies, as well as 1st Five Minutes Trauma Kits which can be custom stocked to your specific requirements.


Learning with 1st Five Minutes is more than just a certification. Our emergency service courses provide you with a depth of knowledge gathered from law enforcement, firefighting, trauma care, and nursing. Up-to-date and cutting edge, 1st Five Minutes teaches the science of saving a life. Our classes are friendly, energetic and immersive. With 1st Five Minutes, you can be an effective force during the 1st Five Minutes of any accident or emergency.


With 1st Five Minutes, You Are The Difference.

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1st Five Minutes is dedicated to providing you or your organization with the skills and equipment necessary to be an effective first responder.


We provide services for the greater San Francisco Bay Area, in which we go to your location for onsite training.

We provide quality and value, and our primary focus is satisfying your needs.

Email: 1stfiveminutes@gmail.com

1st Five Minutes: A Leader in Basic Life Support and Emergency First Aid Training

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