About Pulse Start Inc

Pulse Start Inc is an Ottawa based company servicing Eastern Ontario in First Aid and CPR/AED training for over 15 years. Pulse Start is committed to providing a fun, interactive, hands-on approach to teaching. Our First Aid course curriculum is approved by (Workplace Safety and Insurance Board) WSIB in accordance with Regulation 1101 and CPR/AED aligned with Heart and Stroke Foundation guidelines.

Examples of clients base:
  • Trade Companies, (electrical, lumber mills etc.)
  • Retail Stores, (restaurants, grocery, etc.)
  • Municipal Townships & Government Agencies
  • Nursing/Retirement Homes

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David Lacroix

Founder of Pulse Start Inc

David has an extensive career with over 25 years as a Paramedic, servicing the local community. In addition, he has also been a certified instructor through the Heart and Stroke Foundation for over 23 years as well as 13 years of experience as an instructor with the Ministry of Health.

Mission Statement

Pulse Start has concentrated their efforts in providing their students with the many benefits of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Training. Our goal is to provide the students with the tools required to better handle an emergency situation until medical aid arrives.

Don’t allow yourself to be caught saying…
“I don’t know what to do”

Many lives have been saved and enriched as a result of these courses. We hope yours will as well!

Take action today! Learning first aid and CPR can save the life of someone in desperate need of help.

Maybe a Loved One – Maybe Even Yourself

Our Team

Founder / Instructor Trainer

Lead Instructor

Pulse Start instructors have a variety of occupational backgrounds in paramedicine, or as adult educator, enabling them to deliver a course that is interesting, fun and most importantly informative.


  •   Excellent course content. Excellent trainer. Been using this company for many years. Wouldn't recommend anyone else. Fantastic! Well done!

    thumb John Warlich

      Our company had Dave come in and teach us CPR . It was a hands on experience and was an easier way to retain what was taught . Dave was is an excellent teacher . It was an enjoyable way to learn .

    thumb Dave Miron

      We had the pleasure of having Dave refresh us with First Aid/CPR today. Of all the past training I've personally had, it was the most interactive, most hands on and enthralling. His knowledge, his personal experience on the topic and his passion for teaching made the overall lesson enticing. Thank you again!

    thumb Tighe Bloskie
  •   Very informative and well instructed course. Trainers were amazing.

    thumb Jason Rodgers

      Recently, our team at Carp Family Dentistry renewed our CPR/First Aid training again with Pulse Start and were once again very pleased! Our trainer, April was fantastic! She kept the entire team engaged while providing us with real life scenarios which was extremely helpful. We all laughed together while learning very important life-saving skills. The team completed the course with confidence. Scheduling the training was a breeze! While working around 12 co-workers schedules can be challenging, I was able to give the date and time of preference to Pulse Start and that was it! We will be scheduling our training and renewals with Pulse Start for many years to come! On behalf of the Carp Family Dentistry team, thank you April and THANK YOU Pulse Start!!!

    thumb Amanda Ivory

      I have always done my first aid training with Pulse Start when I worked in a daycare, and now that I am going to college and needed to renew it all, the only company I wanted to do it through was Pulse Start! They added me to a group and I was able to get my first aid training this past weekend and it was great! My instructor, David Lacroix, is incredibly knowledgeable and has so much experience he has a real life story for every scenario he teaches! He is super friendly, loves to share laughs with the group and the training is fun! I left feeling confident in my abilities to help others should they need it! Thank you Pulse Start!!!

    thumb Mélanie Cayer
  •   Greatly appreciated service from Dave with the team from Cityscape div. The first time I’ve received CPR/first aid training without a projector or pc being used!!! Very down to earth normal and very interactive. Thanks again!!

    thumb Kirk B. Moxley


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