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Let Safety Basics prepare you!

  • To perform CPR, First aid, and how to use an AED for your own knowledge or for job and volunteer requirements.​


  • To use and install your baby or child's car seat


  • To start Babysitting

Check out our online/virtual classes.

We have discontinued our Parenting Classes effective Aug 1, 2023.


Individual or Group Classes

Basic Life Support Provider
Heartcode Basic Life Support-
For healthcare workers & students or the professional rescuer
Blended learning with virtual or in person practice & skills session

 Heartsaver CPR AED
Heartsaver First aid CPR AED
Heartsaver Pediatric First aid CPR AED
For the layrescuer needing a certification card

Blended learning option with virtual or in person practice & skills session

CPR for Family and Friends

Infant CPRSelf-Directed Video Option or Virtual class

Child CPR 

Adult CPR

CPR students

Upcoming Classes for healthcare students/workers:

Basic Life Support Provider Blended Learning class  Oct 17th, 9:15 am-11:30 am or Nov 7th, 12:30-2:45 pm at St. Raymond St. Elilzabeth Parish Center at 1420 Sappington Rd,, Crestwood, MO 63126

          For more information

Upcoming general certification classes

 Heartsaver CPR AED  blended learning class, Tues. Oct 17th, 11:45 am-12:45 pm, with 1st aid until 1:30 pm at St. Raymond St. Elilzabeth Parish Center at 1420 Sappington Rd,, Crestwood, MO 63126

          For more information

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Safety Basics LLC is aligned with Mercy Hospital St. Louis, MO American Heart Association Training Center

What's New

  Be the Beat

The challenge: Encourage at least one person in every household to learn the two simple steps of Hands-Only CPR.


Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of the death in the United States, and every year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur. About 90% of people who suffer cardiac arrests outside of the hospital die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.


“With 70% or nearly three out of four cardiac arrests happening at home, odds are the person who needs CPR will be a family member or friend.

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Learn hands only CPR

About Us

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Debbie McCabe RN, BSN Educator started Safety Basics in 2009 in St. Louis, MO.  We are an American Heart Associaiton Community Training Site under Mercy Hospital St. Louis Training Center.  We offer American Heart Association coursea on-site at your group or business, medical/dental office, as a virtual course option, and in person classes at St. Raymond St. Elizabeth Parish Center in Crestwood. Our Instructors are certified American Heart Association Instructors with healthcare or teaching backgrounds and share their expertise.  Our teaching is customized with scenarios tailored to you or your group and includes hands on practice with feedback CPR manikins for maximum retention of skills.  The programs are designed for individuals, parents, teens, families, groups and businesses in the St. Louis metro area.

Debbie is a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician/Instructor in the St. Louis area and provides child safety seat checks for parents by appointment and teaches the National Child Passenger Safety curriculum.  Debbie has raised three children and knows the joys and challenges parents face.  She has been teaching parent classes for 25 years and is a trained Active Parent Educator.  She offers individual or couples classes.

Register for a class and you'll find our personal service, attention to detail, and safety expertise can't be beat!


“Thank you for the first aid & cpr class today. It is probably the most comprehensive training I have received in the subject"

"Instructors were knowledgeable, lively, dynamic, encouraging and kept us involved."

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

"I have been taking CPR classes for 20 years.  This was more thorough.  Appreciate the time from the Instructors to make sure skills were performed correctly."

Major strength of Basic Life Support class was feedback lights on CPR manikins that showed if we were going too fast.

Basic Life Support class

 "I found the class EXTREMELY helpful and we now both feel confident that in the event of an emergency we can be ready. It is comforting feeling this way.  We enjoyed the class and you did an amazing job teaching."

"Many scenarios to help with real life situations."

Infant CPR

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