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Girl Scout troops say Heimlich Heroes Program is Impactful

Cincinnati, OH- May 12, 2016- Heimlich Heroes has made a major impact to many Girl Scout troops across the nation. The program teaches children how to recognize, respond to, and prevent a choking emergency.

The organization’s training-in-a-box is easy to use and age appropriate with learning materials for different age groups.

“I absolutely loved the training experience,” said Girl Scout troop leader Maria Cabanit. “I loved that all the materials were sent right to me and everything was already set to go. I also loved how age appropriate it was. All my girls aren’t on the same reading level, so it was nice they could all follow along with the video.”

Heimlich Heroes goal is to empower kids and to reduce preventable choking deaths. The program is designed with a video lesson and hands-on experience through training dolls so that trainees will be ready in a real choking emergency.

“The girls felt empowered that although they were young, they had the knowledge and confidence to now save children and adults from choking,” said Brownie troop leader Meredith Turner.

Users find the program perfect for schools, clubs and groups because it is free of charge and educational for students.

“I am excited to tell people how wonderful the program is and how it can help children,” said Cabanit. “Thank you for such a wonderful program. I am so happy to have found Heimlich Heroes!”

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Heimlich Heroes Surpasses Year-End Goal and Plans for 2016

Cincinnati, OH-December 15, 2O15- Local life-saving educational program, Heimlich Heroes has trained over 17,000 kids in 2015 and plans to triple trainings in 2016.

The organization has trained children at schools, YMCA’s, Boys and Girls Clubs and many scouting organizations across 37 states and in Europe. The training teaches children how to recognize the signs of choking, understand how to respond if a young person is actually choking, and how to prevent or minimize the risk of choking.

“I am more than excited on the growth of the Heimlich Heroes program,” said Terri Huntington, Program Manager of Heimlich Heroes. “This program is only two years old and is already making such a huge impact on children across the country. I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store.”

This year, four young students who went through the Heimlich Heroes training have saved lives. The program has proved that it is not only fun and interactive for children, but informative and impactful as well.

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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 http://www.heimlichheroes.com

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Local Life-Saving Program Provides Safety Tips in Time for Halloween

Cincinnati, OH-October 20, 2015- Just in time for Halloween, Heimlich Heroes™ provides safety tips to children who will be trick-or-treating this holiday season. The life-saving program teaches children how to recognize the signs of choking, understand how to respond if a young person is actually choking, and how to prevent or minimize the risk of choking.

“Before young people decide to indulge in hard candy and gum this Halloween, it is imperative for young people to know how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver ®,” says Program Director of Heimlich Heroes™, Terri Huntington. “This life-saving maneuver has saved thousands of lives since its inception in 1974 by Dr. Henry Heimlich; it only takes a moment to learn how to save a life.

Children as young as seven years old can be taught how to save a life with simple training and instruction. Young people should be able to recognize these four signs that someone is choking and in need of the Heimlich Maneuver ®before treating themselves to Halloween candy this month:
Hands at the throat. This is the universal sign for choking. If someone has their hands at their throat, ask them if they are choking.
Weak cough. Coughing is a useful defense mechanism for clearing obstructions, but if the cough is weak or wheezy, it means the airway is obstructed and the victim cannot gain sufficient air flow to cough effectively. Stay close by. But if the coughing stops – they need the Heimlich Maneuver®.
Skin that appears blueish. When a person is choking, their skin will start to turn blue. This transformation first occurs around the lips, face and fingernails.
Unable to speak. Despite their best urge to call for help, a person who is choking will not be able to speak. If you see a person struggling to make words, yet they are unable to do so, they need your help.

Heimlich Heroes™ also provides more safety tips and information to young people on their blog at http://www.heimlichheroes.blogspot.com

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 http://www.heimlichheroes.com

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Heimlich Heroes featured in Holmes County Shopper!

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Check out Heimlich Heroes feature in Holmes County Shopper!

http://www.holmescountyshopper.com/local%20news/2015/04/11/heimlich-heroes-continues-to-impact-communities

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Heimlich Heroes Featured in 2 Children and Family Magazines!

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Heimlich Heroes featured in San Diego Family Magazine:

http://fbs.advantageinc.com/sandiegofamily/march2015/#p=14

Heimlich Heroes featured in Today’s Family Magazine:

http://www.todaysfamilymagazine.com/data/TFEC_current.pdf#page=4&zoom=auto,-67,895

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Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Greater Cincinnati Learn Life-Saving Technique

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Cincinnati, OH-March 10, 2015- Heimlich Heroes trained Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Greater Cincinnati on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. The training taught 32 children how to recognize the signs of choking, perform the Heimlich maneuver, and identify ways to prevent and minimize the risk of choking.

“The Heimlich Heroes program follows a principle that we encourage in instructing: tell, show, do,” says Richard Riccardi, Boy Scouts Master. “Heimlich Heroes did a great job of putting those three elements together which allowed the Boy Scouts to engage in a lot of different ways.”

Developed by experts at Cincinnati based Deaconess Associations, Inc. with support from the Heimlich Institute, the Heimlich Heroes program creates an easy, interactive, and engaging experience when teaching children how to save a life. Program designers explain that with Halloween approaching, it’s important for young people to learn the signs of choking, as well as the proper way to perform the Heimlich maneuver

“I would definitely recommend this training to other Scout leaders,” says Tina Worley, Girl Scout Troop Leader. “I thought the video, note-taking pamphlet, and the hands on learning experience were a perfect way for the life-saving technique to really connect with the girls.

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

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Heimlich Heroes Honors Horseshoe Casino Employees for their Heroic Act

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

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