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  (Read full CMR here rtf-icon)

(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:  

  1. 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  (Read full CMR here rtf-icon)

  • The Department approves the procedure known as the Heimlich Maneuver and the sequence of obstructed airway maneuvers

This is a 1 hour long course intended to teach the lay-person how to recognize a choking victim and to respond using Abdominal Thrusts (aka Heimlich Maneuver). Practical training is done with Act Fast abdominal thrust simulators.

This program is recommended for restaurant employees, food service personnel or those working with high risk individuals. Upon completion of a hands-on skills assessment, participants will receive a certificate of attendance. This certification is valid for 2 years.

Approx. 1 hrs.
$20 pp
10 or more participants:
$15 pp


When: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Time: 10am – 11:15am

Where: Great Barrington Fire Department, 37 State Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230 

Cost: $20 per person

Prerequisites: None