About Chicago CPR Now

William Buffington

Bill has been a firefighter and paramedic for over 12 years, and has been an American Heart Association CPR instructor for just as long. Having studied Disaster Management at Benedictine University as well as Business Management, Bill also teaches disaster / emergency preparedness classes called "Are You Ready?" sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) throughout the Chicago area and now offers these classes at Chicago CPR Now. In 2006 Bill won the American Heart Association Hero Award for excellence in training and education by making an impact on community involvement. Bill had been teaching at Chicago CPR Now for over 5 years now.


  • Benedictine University
  • Business Management, BA
  • Disaster Managment
  • EMT since 1998
  • Paramedic since 2000
  • Firefighter since 2001
  • CPR instructor since 2001
  • CPS Technician since 2004

Holy crap! I think I actually enjoyed a CPR certification class. I highly recommend Chicago CPR Now.

Jerry M. -- Yelper