Heimlich Heroes™ saves lives in two ways:
1. An interactive training program, teaching the Heimlich Maneuver®
2. Someone who has saved a choking victim

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Our program teaches you to recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of choking

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Heimlich Heroes™ provides interactive hands-on training for kids, teens and adults

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Every Donation Counts

Please help us save lives! Every gift makes a difference. Your donation allows us to continue equipping others with this critical knowledge. It’s easy to donate! Click the button now and join us in eliminating preventable choking deaths.

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Everyday Heroes

Our heroes come in all shapes, sizes and ages. But they all step up in a choking emergency.

A Distinguished History

Developed by the late Dr. Henry Heimlich, over 40 years ago, the Heimlich Maneuver® has saved hundreds of thousands of lives. Since 2013, when Heimlich Heroes began, we've trained more than 100,000 people. This lifesaving training is offered – at a minimal charge to you – through support from Deaconess Associations, Inc.

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What People Say

The impact of real-life, personal testimonials validates and promotes our program and mission. Here are just a few:

"I like that it fits a variety of age groups. I had no issues trying to hold the participants' attention. For me it was an easy lesson to teach with all the support materials available. It is a wonderful program!"

Sharon W.

American Heritage Girls

"I can't express enough how wonderful this program is! All of our students enjoyed it and went away feeling confident in their new life-saving skill."

Tami B.

School Nurse

"I really enjoyed the Heimlich Heroes program. Practicing on the doll was awesome! Doing this program has really boosted my confidence and I feel that I can save someone if they are choking."

Michael D.

Sixth Grade Student

Success by the Numbers

Behind every successful program are results you can trust. At Heimlich Heroes, we work ahead of the curve to support and expand. We deliver life-saving training, reported in numbers.

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Steady Growth

Year over year number of individuals trained. Demand for Heimlich Heroes continues to grow.

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Increased Retention

Could students identify the first action to take when someone is choking? We checked several points of retention. Read more…

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Registrations to Date

Schools, groups and organizations are continually registering for training.


Be in the know! Check out Heimlich Heroes news stories and latest developments.


Enjoy watching and sharing videos? Check out these training videos, Hero stories and more.


Filled with articles, "Everyday Hero" stories, and training updates, Hero Happenings captures the "latest and greatest."


Our blogs share expert information and current updates—from potential choking hazards to new materials and events.


Look no further for a quick and easy overview of Heimlich Heroes’ most frequently asked questions.

About Us

Heimlich Heroes is a Deaconess initiative – Learn more

Contact Us

  • 615 Elsinore Place, Suite 901
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • (513) 559-2468
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