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About Us

Dartford Training Services, LLC is an American Red Cross Licensed Training Provider and Strategic Partner founded by instructor trainer Marcus Porchia in April of 2022. Through our mission we've trained hundreds of participants within the Midwest region. Our various course offerings make us a diverse organization that is continually growing. We provide our participants with world class and nationally recognized American Red Cross lifesaving training. 


Our mission is to provide high-quality and affordable training services to all the communities we serve by meeting and teaching all our courses to the standards of the American Red Cross.

Our Team


Founder and Principal Instructor


Marcus begun his career in aquatics in 2017. He quickly rose through the ranks becoming a lifeguard, lifeguarding instructor then an instructor trainer in 2021. He utilized these skills by teaching swim lessons, lifeguarding, and managing many different aquatics facilities. Today, Marcus holds a plethora of instructor and instructor trainer certifications and he is a nationally certified EMT.


Area Training Partner/Senior Educator

Chicagoland and NW Indiana


Area Training Partner

Illinois and Southern Wisconsin

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