HeartStarters was founded
by Mary Houska in July 2001. EMT-Paramedic since 1984, she has responded to victims of cardiac arrest and scenes
of horrific accidents in which citizens trained in CPR and First Aid have made a dramatic difference in how the victim
survived and recovered. We need more first responders. As a resident
in Sioux Falls since 1992, Mary discovered it was near-impossible to find CPR and First Aid classes.
Thus the idea of Heartstarters was born. HeartStarters
mission is to provide a greater number of quality life saving programs in Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas. Our mission
is simply to "Save Lives".
In 2002 HeartStarters received recognition as an American Heart Association
HeartStarters is also recognized as
an American Safety and Health Institute Training Center.
offers a wide variety of workplace and community courses. We can bring the training to your facility. We travel anywhere!
Classes outside a 50 mile radius of HeartStarters will have additional mileage fee. Email us for details.
Heartstarters moves with the times and technology. We offer two options for classes. There are traditonal classroom classed
vs Blended Learning courses. Same certification card, different ways
to get there!
Course descriptions and fees are listed for
each course on corresponding title pages.
The workplace training
program (AHA Heartsaver First Aid and CPR), meets OSHA recommendations.
I know first hand the consequences
of a victim when no help was available, don't be the bystander who has not been prepared to save the life of a co-worker or
loved one. Schedule your training today.
To Save A Life you need to be prepared,
80% of all cardiac arrests happen in the home!
best chance of survival is given to the victims who receive help immediately. Allow HeartStarters to help you be prepared.
Classes are often held in my home office
at 4600 S Nathan Ave. Sioux Falls, SD 57103, but can be brought to your location if you have 6 students or pay the minimum
onsite fee of 6 students. Below are some photos of the training site and equipment.
|HeartStarters Training Center
Email HeartStarters or text a message to 605-310-7109. Texting is quickest way to reach me.
Click here to learn the warning signs of Heart attack, Cardiac Arrest and Stroke.
American Heart Association