Safety Matters Certified Training 4141 State Street, Suite E5 Santa Barbara, CA 93110 | Call: (805) 705-9222



Justin Haagen

About Us

Justin Haagen, owner of Safety Matters, a Certified Training, has lots of experience and expertise. Justin's back ground and education is in Social Work. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Marywood College in Pennsylvania. Justin spent part of her career working as a Crisis Counselor and Court Advocate with survivors of Domestic Violence. After several years of Social Work, Justin turned her career to business. She has spent many years in business management, marketing, sales and service. Her business management background includes serving several times as a General Manager as well as Director of Sales and Marketing. She has held positions in banking, retail management, disaster restoration and response and has been licensed for securities and insurance sales.

Justin holds instruction certifications from the American Safety & Health Institute, the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association and First Safety Institute.  Justin is also a C.E.R.T. instructor for the  city of Santa Barbara Fire Department. She is a member of Santa Barbara  C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team, a lay emergency responder team.)  Justin is also a Department of Homeland Security Disaster Preparedness trainer and conducts business and individual disaster preparedness workshops. She holds an OSHA 24 Hour Hazardous and Safety certificate.

Justin has been involved in Disaster Preparedness for over 8 years and she is a CERT Instructor for the City of Santa Barbara Fire Department and a member of Santa Barbara C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team, a lay emergency responder team.) She is also a Department of Homeland Security Disaster Preparedness trainer and conducts business and individual disaster preparedness workshops. She is OSHA 24 Hour Hazardous and Safety certified, as well as a Hazardous Material Certified First Responder. Justin is involved in the community. She volunteers and serves as an Executive Committee member of Community Awareness Emergency Response (CAER). She is also on the Board of the Association of Senior Care. Justin is a Past Board Member of the Santa Barbara Firefighters Alliance

She is married to Ken and they have a son. Justin and her family resides in Santa Barbara.

Pat McQuillen. RN, MS.

Pat has a long history with the American Heart Association. Spanning 30-plus years and including as Regional Faculty, Community Training Center Coordinator, and always as an instructor. Pat’s nursing career started with a direction toward rural acute care in Crescent City, CA. and an emphasis began to develop on emergency cardiovascular care, risk reduction and disease management as she was involved with emergency air transport of critical patients to hospitals nearby with more expansive medical services. Teaching is inherent in being a nurse. Teaching has now become a primary career focus for Pat, as she currently teaches full time for the Cuesta College LVN program. Pat’s educational background includes: Master of Science (Kinesiology); Bachelor of Science (Physical Education); Associate of Science (Nursing).

Vito Summa

Vito Summa is a Santa Barbara local that enjoys learning and participating in our community. He has been in the medical field for over 6 years and has been involved with Doctors without Walls, and has held current EMT for four years. Vito has two years of experience working in the emergency department as a medical scribe, documenting for emergency room physicians. He enjoys hiking, surfing, and anything that involves hard work and the outdoors.

Keith Steele

Keith Steele has worked as a technician for the last 25 years. Recently he decided to change careers and has since become a licensed, certified EMT and certified CPR instructor. He is also applying to nursing programs and plans on pursuing an RN degree. Keith attended Santa Barbara City College where he completed his A.A. In Science and Math, and picked up his EMT certification. He is currently enrolled at Cal State University Channel Islands where he is working on his Health Science Degree while waiting on acceptance to a nursing program. Additionally, Keith volunteers his time with the Santa Barbara County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), which include such deployments as Fiesta First aid tent, Deltopia First aid tent, and volunteers time to teach Hands Only CPR at their farmer’s market weekly event. He applies all these taught skills to his teaching for Safety Matters. Keith is an authorized American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor.

Daniel Haagen

Daniel Haagen has been involved in teaching CPR and first aid for two years. Daniel is an accomplished Boy Scouts or American  Eagle Scout. He is currently attending Santa Barbara City College. Daniel is an authorized American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor.



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