Proudly providing health and safety courses using
American Heart Association and Kidproof curricula.

Safety Side Up

Safety Side Up originally began as Community Upgrade in Portland, Oregon and expanded to Los Angeles in 2017. Safety Side Up takes pride in its history and demonstrated success of providing life saving skills to thousands of individuals, both youth and adults, from diverse backgrounds in both public and private sectors, whether course participants consisted of a family wanting to be prepared in an emergency to employee groups who were required to be certified as part of their job duties.

Safety Side Up instructors collectively possess over 15 years of experience providing health and safety instruction courses of American Red Cross and American Heart Association CPR and First Aid courses, in addition to popular youth safety and preparedness Babysitter Training and Home Alone courses.

Being equipped with knowledge of preventative and potentially life-saving information and skills is what drives Safety Side Up to continue and broaden our services. From parents and grandparents to be, to excited babysitters, to coaches, to teachers, to social workers, to nurses or doctors--all are worthy, and capable of playing an invaluable role in preventing and responding to emergencies. You can register for one of our scheduled community courses or we can travel to your group of six (6) or more at your convenience. We're here to serve you!

Here's just a sampling of past and current clients of Safety Side Up (formerly Community Upgrade):

City of Portland (Parks and Recreation)
Cascade AIDS Project 
Gaston Rural Fire District
Multnomah County Library
Youth Employment Institute
Laurelhurst School Enrichment Program
Schools Uniting Neighborhoods
Beaverton PAL
ACCESS Academy
Multnomah Athletic Club
Creative Science School 
Finding Our Road to Success (Mentoring Program)

An article featuring Safety Side Up (formerly Community Upgrade):
Please note: Articles are not current and may mention prices from years past.
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Article featuring Safety Side Up owner/instructor
La Toya Hampton and Community Upgrade (now Safety Side Up) discussing the importance of getting properly trained to do
CPR and First Aid.

Group of middle and high school students putting into practice life-saving skills learned from Safety Side Up.
If they can do it, you can, too!