Cincinnati, OH- January 22, 2015- Heimlich Heroes sets a new goal to train 8,000 young people in 2015. The training teaches children to recognize the signs of choking and to learn the proper way to perform the Heimlich maneuver.
The Heimlich Heroes program has been taught in 70 different locations via schools and other youth organizations since piloting the program in 2013.
“We are motivated by our new goal and have already trained over 600 young people this month,” says Terri Huntington, Heimlich Heroes program manager. “It is imperative for young people to know the proper way to respond in a choking emergency, and have the confidence to save a life. Training is free and easily accessible. Investing even just one hour can mean the difference between life and death.”
Heimlich Heroes is designed to instruct young people how to perform the Heimlich maneuver in case of a choking emergency. Developed by experts at Cincinnati based Deaconess Associations, Inc. with support from the Heimlich Institute, the Heimlich Heroes program is empowering young people to save lives all across the country.
“Our entire troop loved it and learned so much,” agrees Molly Wade, American Heritage Girls troop leader. “The video was age-appropriate and explained things very clearly. The girls’ favorite part was practicing on the training dolls. Honestly, even the adults had fun practicing. We all were reminded how important it is to be careful when we are eating and to know how to perform this life-saving skill.”
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