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 2 hour long course is intended to teach the lay-person how to recognize and treat sudden cardiac arrest using the latest CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) protocols, as well as a identify and treat a choking victim using Abdominal Thrusts (aka Heimlich Maneuver).

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).

Approx. 2 hrs.
$30 pp
10 or more participants:
$25 pp


When: Monday, October 2, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Tavern at the A, 303 Crane Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Cost: $30 per person (10 or more participants: $25 per person)

Prerequisites: None