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Our Story

A decade-plus of setting benchmarks in the industry!

Safe Health Educators was brought to life in 2006 by Richard Rattan, sparked by his aspiration to propagate knowledge among healthcare experts, professionals, and advocates.

Why Partner with Safe Health Educators?

  • We're a certified American Heart Association Training Center, with same-day certification.

  • We are committed to the community; offering complimentary classes for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and veteran groups.

  • Our team consists of highly experienced instructors, bringing real-world expertise to the classroom.

  • We ensure premium education and service, meeting and exceeding industry standards.

  • We provide flexible class schedules to suit your busy lifestyle.

  • We offer complimentary consultations, to help guide your learning journey.

  • We understand your needs, thus our classes are available every day, including Sundays.

  • As part of our community support, we offer a free Infant CPR class for new or expectant parents.

  • Our staff is not only helpful and knowledgeable but also friendly, creating an environment conducive to learning.

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  • BCLS, ACLS, PALS courses

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

  • CPR,  AED (automated external defibrillator), & first aid

  • Corporate Emergency Response Programs

  • Other medical training courses such as Intravenous (IV) Certification, Blood Bourne Pathogens, and basic EKG​


We invite you to explore our website for all the information you need. Our unique, hands-on approach to training healthcare professionals and our comprehensive certification programs hopefully inspire you to engage with our services. Rest assured, our dedicated team is ready and eager to assist with any inquiries you may have.

Our Team

Rich Rattan is the chief executive officer of Safe Health Educators, a company he founded in 2006 to provide comprehensive instructional resources to a broad array of healthcare professionals seeking to advance their expertise. From 2011 to 2013, he acted as the lead instructor of the business, relying on his applied experience as a registered nurse. His industry credentials are impressive: He is also personally trained as a paramedic and worked in critical care for the North Shore-LIJ Health System from 2003 to 2007, and Mr. Rattan holds an Associate of Science, with an emphasis in emergency management, as well as a bachelor's degree.

Mr. Rattan ultimately decided to develop and deploy his training outlet so that he could, in essence, train the trainers. Before initiating his entrepreneurial venture, however, he was proudly dedicated to his work for the United Nations. Appointed as a fire captain and later became Fire Chief with the United Nations Fire Rescue from 1989 to 2002, he frequented war-tom nations to assist in the development and launch of firehouses, which included ensuring the staff members were adequately prepared. He is also a United States Air Force veteran who left the military in 1985 after being stationed in Germany. Ultimately, Mr. Rattan has committed to numerous health systems throughout his career, gaining distinguished experience across the distinct platforms of nursing, paramedicine, and education.

At Safe Health Educators, Mr. Rattan is responsible for company operations. He oversees a team of instructors and full-time employees who administer daily classes six days a week. A registered training center for the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians and under an established contract with the North American Partners in Anesthesia, Safe Health Educators serves a diverse population; moreover, Mr. Rattan's firm partners with regional institutions such as Mount Saini South Nassau Communities Hospital and New York University Hospital. Nursing continuing education is a significant part of Mr. Rattan's focus, and he is also pleased to collaborate with the American Heart Association as a designated training center to provide American Heart Association certification Classes and offers OSHA instructional classes construction.

Mr. Rattan is gratified to have received ample recognition for his accomplishments. In 2022, for example, he accepted the Excellence in Healthcare Award; in 2020, he secured a Small Business Development Center Veteran of the Year Award. He also counts numerous commendations and citations granted to him from the fire department, as well as for his volunteer hours, as notable professional achievements. Ultimately, Mr. Rattan attributes his success to hard work and a profoundly independent spirit; moving forward, he seeks the ideal balance between work and family life.

Rich Rattan

Rich Rattan


Diane Rattan, a registered nurse, and co-owner of Safe Health Educators, has dedicated her life to the field of healthcare. With an impressive career spanning over 30 years, she has specialized in emergency medicine, providing critical care in high-pressure environments. Diane's passion for her work extends beyond the hospital setting. She thoroughly enjoys imparting her extensive knowledge and experience through teaching at Safe Health Educators. Her commitment to educating others in the field is a testament to her dedication to improving healthcare standards and patient outcomes. Diane's expertise and enthusiasm make her an invaluable asset to both her students and the healthcare community.

Diane Rattan

Diane Rattan


Haley Monahan, a dedicated professional with a Bachelor's degree in Counseling and Human Services, became a valuable addition to the Safe Health Educators team in 2022. Currently, she is further expanding her knowledge by pursuing a Master's degree in Healthcare Management. Haley's unique blend of counseling expertise and her passion for healthcare make her an integral part of the team. Her ongoing education demonstrates her commitment to continuous learning and her ambition to contribute significantly to the healthcare sector. Haley's dedication and drive are sure to bring innovative ideas and effective strategies to Safe Health Educators, enhancing their mission to provide quality health education.

Haley Monahan

Haley Monahan

Executive Assistant

​William Croak has worked in emergency services for the past 38 years. During his time, he has shown great dedication and has extended himself above and beyond. William has given 30 years of service to the U.S. Navy as both active duty and reserve. During his time in the service, he was an instructor for Officer Candidate training, a drill instructor, and a combat skill instructor.

Not only did William serve and stay active in the military, but he also joined his local volunteer Fire Department and has given 38 years, worth of service as a volunteer to his community. And after spending his entire life serving others above himself, he took a career as a New York City Fire Fighter, where he gave 31 years of service. During his time there, he spent 24 years as an active Lieutenant, where he again became involved in teaching others. In the Fire Department, he trained safety officers and taught at their main academy, and at the NYS First Line Supervisor Training Academy. William was also an instructor for training hosted by the Office of Emergency Management, and the Fire Department’s Community Emergency Response Team. This training we designed to pre-plan against disasters, mass casualty incidents, and even terrorist activity.

William Croak

William Croak


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