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 Training Center.
HeartStarters offers a wide variety of workplace
and community courses. We can bring the training to your facility. We travel anywhere! Classes outside a 40 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. We have classeroom
based couses vs Blended Learning courses. Same certification
card, different ways to get there!
and fees are listed for each course on corresponding title pages. I have also added a listing of types
of classes offered on the BLS vs Heartsaver page as it has increased in 2016.
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, this is not the time to
learn CPR over the phone!
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.
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