Lifesaving Kids program: great for summer camps!

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Heimlich Heroes™ is a national nonprofit that teaches kids how to prevent, recognize, and respond to a choking emergency. The organization says their free program is a fun activity for summer camps.

The training-in-a-box program provides all the materials, including 42″ training dolls for hands-on practice. It takes about an hour to run the program and it’s designed for kids ages 7-14.

“Our program takes a scary event and makes it compelling to learn about,” said program manager, Terri Huntington. “The program can be taught anywhere and is a perfect blend of education, engagement and fun for summer camps.”

Heimlich Heroes’ interactive program aims to eliminate preventable choking deaths and the organization encourages summer camps to train their students.

To learn more and register your summer camp visit https://heimlichheroes.com/.

 

About Heimlich Heroes: Heimlich Heroes, a Deaconess Initiative, teaches kids, grades 2-8, how to recognize, respond to, and prevent a choking situation. This free program teaches a life-saving technique and empowers young people to view themselves as potential heroes. To learn more about the program or to register your school or organization, visit http://www.heimlichheroes.com.

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