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CPR & First Aid Classes

   We are discontinuing our open public sign up classes as of June 4, 2024.  We are referring individuals to Arch City CPR at and Phone: 314-435-8424 or 855-827-4777. Tell them that Safety Basics referred you. You can also visit the American Heart Association website at and use the class finder.


  • Learn how to use and install your baby or child's car seat

  • Virtual Infant CPR Class

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American Heart Association Training Site
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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.  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 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.  

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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