Meet the Team

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Christopher A. Pietroforte

Founder & CEO

I was born and raised in Visalia California. I started my first responder carrier in 1999. I became a firefighter on 09/11/2000 and became a Fire Lieutenant. Then I started Central Valley CPR in 2002. I bring 20 years of Emergency Medical Training.


Saige Ella Pietroforte

Vice President

 Born February 2016 in Visalia California. She started learning CPR at 11 months. was on The Doctor's Show. World wide on her videos for doing CPR.


Taylor Pietroforte

AED Instructor/Helper

Taylor was born in Visalia Californa . He learned CPR by the age of 4. Taylor also helps train people in AED usage.


Our Approach

Life Saving  Skills

"Would you like to know how to act in an EMERGENCY situation?" Well Central Valley CPR is here to help instill confidence to step up to respond.

We strive to help every student excel in CPR to help save lives! All courses are taught in a relaxed,stress free environment and hands on FUN style.

Our Approach

Our experienced instructors are committed to teaching CPR and first aid training. We understand the demands of everyday life  and strive to make our classes convenient and easy to learn. We offer classes at our comfortable, convenient location, and we're willing to travel to teach large groups.

Our Story

Our Story

I started in the Emergency field in 1999 as a Security Officer working my way up the ranks. I then started my Fire Career on September 11th 2000. I obtained rank as Fire Lieutenant. I became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in 2002.I then opened up Central Valley CPR in 2002. We are a family ran and operated business. No class is to big or to small. Call today  to sing up.



We needed to get two separate groups of people trained and certified in pediatric first aid and CPR, and this had to work around our regular operating schedule. Christopher Pietroforte and Central Valley CPR were extremely accommodating and was able to meet not only our scheduling requirement but also our certification deadline.

The training was thorough, effective, and delivered in a very hands-on, easily-understood way. Chris is engaging and gives very useful real-life examples and situations. He is also equally comfortable in small or large groups of trainees. We definitely will use him for ongoing first aid and CPR training.

Peter Sodhy

Museum Director

Imagine U Children's Museum


      Hello everyone ! I took his course a few weeks ago and I loved it. I had signed up to renew my CPR /first aid and I left his class learning new things. It was overall a GREAT class definitely going back to renew my card when it is time (: THANK YOU Chris Pietroforte ☺️☺

                                                                                                 Gabriela Castanon

My son and I visited Central Valley CPR for Health Care Provider BLS training. The experience was great and the staff were very accommodating. I work odd hours and Chris was extremely generous in being flexible with his time. My son was a little nervous because this was his first emergency training experience. Chris made the class fun and interesting and helped my son relax and learn. I HIGHLY recommend Central Valley CPR for anybody in need of emergency training, which is essentially everyone. Let Chris and his team help you become comfortable in assisting or managing emergency situations.


I was in need to have my daughter certified for CPR and First-aid . I was given cpr-us number. When o called I explain my situation I was going through. Chris stated no problem , can you meet me now. What a blessing to met Chris he a great instructor and very patients with my daughter.Thank you so much ur amazing Chris

Tami Mendivil

Flexible hours to accommodate my schedule. Friendly environment which makes everything easier. Would definitely recommend my friends.

Allyson Viera

I had an excellent experience with Chris. He was very friendly, exceptionally helpful, going out of his way to meet with me and help me obtain my CPR certification. Not only was he very friendly and helpful but he was also very knowledgeable. You can tell how passionate he is about what he does! I would highly recommend Central Valley CPR to anyone. Thank you Chris!

Sabrina Piper