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Our goal is simple "Save Lives"


HeartStarters provides Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), CPR & First Aid courses for general public. We also offer Non-certification CPR (Family and Friends), and Bloodborne Pathogen training programs.

Heartstarters has training for everyone, whether you want to learn CPR to be prepared for family or need certification for work. We have your program. We can do the training at your location or at Heartstarters! Let's save a life!


Heartstarters moves with the times and technology. 

We have Instructor led classroom courses or Blended Learning courses with Instructor proctored skills testing.

Same certification card, different ways to get there.

The founder of Heartstarters is Mary Houska.

Certified an EMT-Paramedic since 1984, Mary has responded for victims of cardiac arrest and accidents in which citizens trained in CPR and First Aid have made a dramatic difference in how the victim survived and recovered.

I have seen the unfortunate consequences for a victim when no help was available, don't be the bystander who is un-prepared to save the life of a co-worker or loved one. Mary

The best chance of survival is given to the victims who receive help immediately. Did you know that statistically 9 out of 10 people in out of hospital cardiac arrest do not receive help prior to ambulance arrival? This greatly reduces the chance of survival for a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.

Allow HeartStarters to help you be prepared. 

Schedule your training today.


 Founded in 7/2/2001 by Mary Houska. HeartStarter's mission is to provide a greater number of high quality life saving programs in Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas. 


In 2002 HeartStarters received recognition as an American Heart Association Training Center. Heartstarters is also an authorized training center for ASHI and Medic First Aid. 

The workplace responder and Bloodborne pathogen programs meets OSHA recommendations. 


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