American Red Cross offers chokesaver training class


The American Red Cross, Cape Cod and Islands Chapter, will offer a chokesaver for restaurant emergencies training class on April 10, at the YMCA at Cottager’s Corner, 57 Pequot Avenue, Oak Bluffs. The course will take place from 1 to 3 pm, and the cost is $20.

Registration is available online at or by calling toll-free to 508-775-1540.

This course covers the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for injuries (including choking) and sudden illness, until more advanced medical help arrives. This class meets the Massachusetts Department of Health requirement 105 CMK590.009, which provides that food service establishments with a seating capacity of 25 persons need to have on premises an employee trained in removing food lodged in a person’s throat. Certification is valid for one year.