Cincinnati, OH- December 17, 2014- Heimlich Heroes was proud to honor six Cincinnati Horseshoe Casino employees on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 for administering the Heimlich maneuver on a choking co-worker and saving his life.
Terri Huntington, Heimlich Heroes program manager, started off the ceremony by explaining the Heimlich Heroes program, and was followed by Dr. Henry Heimlich stating his gratitude and appreciation while presenting the awards to the employees.
“The first choking victim was saved in 1974,” said Dr. Henry Heimlich. “You all should be very proud of yourselves. This is something you will remember for the rest of your lives.”
Choking is the fifth leading cause of accidental death in the United States. The Heimlich Heroes program is designed to teach people of all ages this important lifesaving technique. Developed by experts at Cincinnati-based Deaconess Associations, Inc. with support from the Heimlich Institute, the Heimlich Heroes program is empowering people to save lives all across the country by teaching people to recognize the warning signs of choking and administer the Heimlich maneuver safely.
About Heimlich Heroes
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Heimlich Heroes program is a Deaconess initiative that teaches kids as young as seven how to become a hero by learning to perform the Heimlich maneuver correctly in order to save a life. To learn more or find out how to bring Heimlich Heroes to your school or organization, please visit www.heimlichheroes.com