Anti-Choking/ChokeSaver Training

Did you know that if you’re a food establishment owner, manager or employee…

…your city/town enforces the following Massachusetts Department of Public Health State Laws:

105 CMR 590.009: Special Requirements

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(E) “Anti Choking Procedures for Food Service Establishments” Pursuant to M. G. L. c. 94, § 305D, each food service establishment having a seating capacity of 25 persons or more shall:  

Have on its premises, while food is being served, an employee trained in manual procedure approved by the Department to remove food lodged in a persons throat

105 CMR 605.003: Approved Manual Procedures
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The Department approves the procedure known as the Heimlich Maneuver and the sequence of obstructed airway maneuvers


This program is recommended for restaurant employees, food service personnel, and/or those working with high risk individuals. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a course completion card from the American Heart Association. This certification is valid for 2 years (restrictions may apply depending on specific State Chokesaver requirements).


When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM 

Where: Great Barrington Fire Department, 37 State Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230. Click here for directions. 

Cost: $20 per person (check or cash)
Please make check payable to: Shawn Godfrey

Prerequisites: None