About the Instructors
Laurie Torres, EMT-B is a Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Provider, CPR and First Aid Instructor for American Heart Association and owner of Baby Be Safe. Laurie completed her BBA in International Management from Pace University in 1992.
Laurie founded Baby Be Safe in 2005 after the birth of her premature twins. One twin was born with a heart issue which sparked her passion for learning about the heart, leading her to become a BLS, CPR, and First Aid Instructor. Laurie has over 15 years of experience as an administrator in the health care field working for hospitals, wound care centers, and home care. Laurie was determined to be a stay home mom and nurture her twins so they could thrive to be healthy young boys while maintaining a flexible work schedule. Today Laurie and husband Ralph are proud parents of 4 boys (Ethan, Aydan, Dylan and Brandon).
Baby Be Safe has grown into a business that not only teaches infant/child CPR, but also teaches Adult CPR with Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), BLS for health care providers and an array of First Aid classes. All Baby Be Safe Instructors are trained and certified under American Heart Association (AHA) and some are also trained in Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI). We all share the passion of teaching how to save a life!
CPR and First-aid classes are non-refundable within 7 days of class. If you would like to cancel before that time, you will receive an 85% refund. Wild Was Mama is not responsible for issuing any credit for classes missed as a result of scheduling conflicts, vacations, illness, emergencies, or other circumstances beyond our control.
In the special circumstance that a mother-to-be who has registered for the class is placed on bedrest or delivers her baby before 37 weeks, she and her partner may reschedule for a future CPR and First-Aid course at Wild Was Mama at no cost.