The highest quality ACLS / BLS / CPR training available!

About Us


Lifting Spirits . Lessening Fears . Educating Minds

Serving the Pittsburgh region / Western Pennsylvania / Eastern Ohio

Scott and Brenda Frank, founders of Start the Heart LLC, consistently command and provide exceptional ACLS / BLS / CPR / AED & First Aid training throughout the Pittsburgh region. Start the Heart’s instructors instill the knowledge, teach the skills and build the confidence needed to perform high quality, effective CPR on someone in Cardiac Arrest.

You can expect nothing short of excellence in Start the Heart’s training ~

Start the Heart’s Instructors are certified by:

  • AHA – American Heart Association
  • ECSI – Emergency Care & Safety Institute
  • ASHI – American Safety and Health Institute

Start the Heart, LLC is an authorized:

  • American Heart Association Training Site
  • Emergency Care & Safety Institute Education Center
  • American Health and Safety Institute Training Center

We hold our:

  • Act 34 Clearances
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearances
  • PA Child Abuse Recognition & Reporting Training


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Thank you for making Start the Heart, LLC what it is today.    

With much gratitude, we thank you all!

Scott and Brenda Frank
Owners – Start the Heart, LLC

Start the Heart’s Training Center

Our Sanitation Practices

Our sanitation practices are over the top! Some may call us fanatics about sanitation, and that’s quite okay with us!

Our manikins are detailed and carefully sanitized after every class, as are the pocket and bag valve masks.  Manikin lung bags are replaced after every class and the students’ valve is disposed of immediately following use.

Not only do we sanitize our CPR training equipment, our table tops and chairs are sanitized after every class as well.

If this makes you happy … enjoy our restroom!  We do believe our restroom is very close to being sterile!  Okay, well, maybe not sterile, but it is spotless!


What is ours, is yours too!

Enjoy your visit to Start the Heart while making yourself at home!

American Heart Association BLS / ACLS