Start the Heart, LLC - Pittsburgh's Trusted Leader

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Why Start the Heart’s training?

Start the Heart, LLC is Pittsburgh’s trusted and respected leader in ACLS / PALS / BLS / CPR / AED & First Aid training.


Why should you provide CPR or First Aid training within the workplace?

YOU are ALWAYS the FIRST RESPONDER there before the PROFESSIONAL RESPONDERS arrive.  Seconds turn into minutes, and minutes matter.  Constitute a plan that can save a life!


Are we the cheapest training in the area?

No, we never will be, nor do we want to be.  Start the Heart creates a learning experience that will build confidence and empower every participant. Participants experience hands-on skills practice with individual assistance from our instructors.  Our high-tech manikins support the highest standard of CPR training available while providing ongoing visual feedback to each student. 

Ensure that your employees are prepared to respond by being the rescuers who are well trained, willing, and equipped to act in an emergency.

  • Onsite Skills sessions provided at your location.
  • Training at our Wexford location.
  • Our training exceeds requirements defined by OHSA


Our training isn’t expensive, it’s priceless –

Call Start the Heart, LLC today ~


 724.622.7229  ~ Brenda                                                         


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~ The sooner you use the AED and defibrillate,

the better the chance of survival ~


AHA – American Heart Association                                 

ECSI – Emergency Care & Safety Institute           



Start the Heart is an approved PA KEYS – PQAS provider for CPR / AED / Pediatric First Aid training.                     

CPR / AED / Care of Choking

This is an excellent course for the layperson. It is intended for any person or business outside the healthcare profession. Learn-CPR-save-a-life

First Aid

This ECSI First Aid course teaches critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrive. This course is for anyone who may respond inside or outside the work-place. Course content includes, but not limited to: First-Aid

This course meets all OSHA requirements.

HSI Health & Safety Institute – Pediatric First Aid & CPR/AED

Start the Heart is an approved PA KEYS provider for Pediatric First Aid  & CPR / AED training.  This is course is PA KEYS approved.


Bloodborne / Airborne Pathogens

bloodborne-pathogen-training This course is for people who have a reasonable chance of coming into contact with blood or blood-containing materials as part of their job responsibilities. Bloodborne / Airborne Pathogens Training Available Upon Request.




Hands-on Practice / Skills Test

Parts 2 & 3 ONLY

Hands-0n Practice Skills / Test are designed for anyone who HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED an Online course. Once your employees have successfully completed the online portion, Start the Heart will visit your business on a scheduled date to provide the Hands-on Practice / Skills Test or they may attend a Skills Session at our Wexford Training Center.

Upon successful completion of the Skills Test, a 2-year eCard is issued on the same day.3133773

Start the Heart, LLC  


Our mission is to teach the highest standard of CPR / AED training to every individual, community, business, and healthcare provider. Our goal is to exceed our clients’ expectations of excellence. Our vision is to continue to be the recognized leader in CPR / AED and First Aid training throughout the Western Pennsylvania / Eastern Ohio region.