Heimlich Heroes, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit, teaches young people how to recognize, respond to and prevent choking emergencies. Since the organization’s start in 2013, it has conducted 500 Heimlich Maneuver training sessions.
“With each training event, more kids are learning how to save a life,” said program manager Terri Huntington.
The program, designed for ages 7-14, can adapt to different audiences so anyone can use it to learn the Heimlich Maneuver, according to Huntington.
Heimlich Heroes has trained more than 34,500 kids in 45 states and has had one international training over the past three years. The program has little to no cost and is accessible to anyone in the world through the training-in-a-box.