Robin, Gail, and Sue are some of our amazing instructors!

At Coastal CPR and First Aid we strongly believe that anyone can make a difference in someone’s life. we offer courses that are very practical and hands on. Everyone leaves a class confident in the skills that have been taught.

We are a National AHA BLS Training Center, an American Red Cross Licensed Training Provider, a Health and Safety Institute Training Center, Emergency Care and Safety Institute Education Center, and Safe Sitter Site. We are strong advocates of the benefits of early CPR, early use of an AED, and the help & assistance you can provide to someone who is ill or injured by using basic First Aid skills.

Coastal CPR & First Aid, LLC is a small woman-owned business providing CPR AED, BLS, First Aid and Safety instruction. We are an SBA designated Woman Owned Small Business. Our DUNS # is 07-925-2004. We are registered through the NH Procurement Technical Assistance Center (NH PTAC).

In addition to teaching at our Training Center, our instructors are also available to teach for other training centers, organizations, municipalities, and government entities.

If you are a training center or site with a client in our geographic area, we can provide your course for you.

Organizations, government agencies, municipalities can contact us for bids/quotes, or to schedule a class.

We are credentialed to provide programs through:

The American Heart Association
The American Red Cross
The Health and Safety Institute
The Emergency Care and Safety Institute
Safe Sitter

We try to make CPR classes accessible, easy to schedule and easy to attend. We can provide reasonable accommodation for anyone with physical and learning disabilities providing that they can perform the skills when needed. Hands-on skills practice is part of every course we teach.

Our Instructors

Gail Klanchesser
Robin Dorris
Gail Klanchesser, MPA, TCC, TF, Instructor, is the owner and founder of Coastal CPR & First Aid, LLC. A former call Firefighter/EMT-I, Gail has been an instructor for over 25 years. She teaches Instructor Courses, BLS, First Aid CPR AED, WFA, AFA, and Babysitting courses. Gail lives in the Portsmouth area with her husband, 3 of her 4 children, and their cat. She loves the beach, hiking, and visiting art galleries. Robin Dorris, RN, TF, Instructor, joined the Coastal CPR and First Aid team in 2023. She recently retired from John Hopkins where she worked in the NICU and provided BLS, Infant CPR, and Babysitting. Robin has been an instructor for over 30 years. She teaches BLS, First Aid CPR AED, CPR for New & Expecting Parents, and Safe Sitter classes. Robin moved to the Seacoast in 2022 with her husband and cat. She loves the beach, reading and posting fun content on her cat Pickle’s Instagram page.

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Andrew Frechette, RN, CEN, TCRN, CPEN, CFRN, CTRN, NRP, Instructor, joined the Coastal CPR and First Aid team in 2024. Andy primarily teaches ACLS and PALS courses.
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Susan Petrilli, RN, Instructor, joined the Coastal CPR and First Aid team in 2022. She has been a nurse for over 35 years starting her career in open heart and cardiac care nursing. Sue has been a school nurse for over 20 years, retiring to the Portsmouth area where she works as a substitute school nurse in our local schools. Sue primarily teaches Heartsaver courses and really enjoys teaching participants who have never had a class before.

Interested in a course? Please contact us.