About Training For Life ─ a Brief Introduction


Training For Life is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to "Empowering Individuals & Communities Through Education & Training and thereby Increasing the Quality & Quantity of Life."


September 11th, 2001. That awesomely horrible day, our founder, Scott Caruthers, responded to the World Trade Center in his capacity with the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York City (REMSCO).

Officially formed on October 4th, 2001, training immediately began, and soon Training For Life earned the distinction of becoming an authorized American Heart Association Community Training Center as well as a signing a Letter of Agreement to assist New York City's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) by providing advanced training to eligible Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT).


We continue to conduct regularly scheduled CPR & First Aid courses, which are open to the general public, as well as privately commissioned courses for organizations and groups.

Receiving recognition under Section 501c3 in 2006, thus eligible to seek grant funding for many of our community-based programs, we continue our search for Community Partnering opportunities and are fortunate to have found the very best of humanity to aid us; each with a shared belief in Service Before Self.


With the ultimate goal of establishing, or helping to establish, Community Training Centers capable of providing training in not only Emergency preparedness but a myriad of other, more optimistic, skills. The intention is to draw upon other individuals or organizations in the community with something to "share" in order to continuously enrich our course offerings and serve the needs of local residents.