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 parent your baby, toddler, preschool or school age child​

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


  • To start Babysitting

Check out our online/virtual classes.

Our main office will be closed Nov. 24th-26th and Dec. 24-Dec. 31st, 2021 for the holidays.

Individual or Group Classes

Basic Life Support Provider

Heartcode Basic Life Support-

Blended learning with virtual or in person practice & skills session

 Heartsaver CPR AED

Heartsaver First aid CPR AED

Heartsaver Pediatric First aid CPR AED

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


Coranavirus update

Safety Basics is open for individual, group & business  training following St. Louis County pandemic guidelines.  We are offering in person Basic Life Support classes and the blended learning version of Heartsaver CPR AED, Heartsaver First aid CPR AED, & Heartcode Basic Life Support with a hands on practice and skills sessions at  St. Elizabeth Parish Center in Crestwood or at your group or business location or as a virtual check off with curbside pick up of a loaner manikin for a partially refundable deposit. fee.    Visit the Basic Life Support and Heartsaver page for more info.

We are scheduling self-directed/virtual parenting classes and a  self directed video learning Infant CPR class or Instructor led Zoom meeting class.  Please visit pages for these services for more info.


For class scheduling due to the outbreak of the coronavirus , we are asking that if you become ill with fever, cough or other signs of a upper respiratory infection that you reschedule your in person class.  If you have been exposed to the coronavirus , please wait 10-14 days symptom free or negative testing for those vaccinated to schedule or attend a class.

For our certification level training, we do offer the option to purchase your own face mask kit.  Currently it is optional to practice mouth to mouth or mouth to mask breaths in class.  We are running smaller classes to maintain social distancing.  Since we are a healthcare training facility, we do ask that class participants continue to wear a face mask to class and during class.  We follow AHA cleaning and decontamination guidelines for our CPR equipment.

American Heart

Association's Frequently

Asked Questions

-19 and CPR training


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

About us

Safety is our passion!  Our goal is to save lives and reduce the risk of injuries.

Debbie McCabe, RN, Educator started Safety Basics in 2009 in St. Louis. MO.   We are an American Heart Association Community Training Site under Mercy Hospital St. Louis Training Center.  We offer American Heart Association courses on-site at your group, business, or medical/dental office , as a virtual course option and in person classes at 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 feed back 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 parent or couples classes.

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


What's New

Holiday Presents
Your hands can save a life!

If a family member of friend suddenly collapses, you can call "9-1-1" and perform Hands only CPR to help save their life.  Or if out in public during the COVID-19 Pandemic all you have to do is compressions and no mouth to mouth breaths.

Learn hands only CPR.


“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