Dr. Henry Heimlich’s Legacy

With offices located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Heimlich Heroes was developed through a cooperative effort of Deaconess Associations, Inc. and the Heimlich Institute. Supported by the Deaconess Foundation, Heimlich Heroes staff was able to work alongside Dr. Heimlich throughout the creative process. This legacy program continues to teach what he is perhaps best known for—the Heimlich Maneuver®. 

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Our Mission

Prepare people of all ages to recognize and respond to a choking emergency with the Heimlich Maneuver®.

Powerful, Interactive Learning

Heimlich Heroes is a practical, educational program designed for kids ages seven and older. We use an interactive online lesson approach to learning.   

After this training, participants will:

Recognize the signs of choking
Know how to prevent or minimize the risk of choking
Understand how and when to respond with the Heimlich Maneuver


This approach is fun for kids, enables them to gain confidence, and reinforces our training to last a lifetime. Students and adults alike are engaged and energized as they learn this simple life-saving technique. And, once trained, people react confidently during an emergency situation.



Imagine if every school across the United States and beyond conducted yearly training with the same grade.

We all know how important this training is. In just a few short years, Heimlich Heroes has trained over 220,000 kids and adults to properly perform the Heimlich Maneuver, with sustainable results:

Training empowers kids and adults with life-saving information.
Lives are being saved using the Heimlich Maneuver.


Our goal is to make sure everyone has the opportunity to learn, so anyone can save a life and prevent a choking death.