First Aid 101: How to Perform the Heimlich Maneuver on Yourself

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By: Meredith Witthar | Lindsey Granger Posted: 8:29 PM, Apr 23, 2018 Updated: 8:58 AM, Oct 12, 2018


What do you do if you’re home alone and start choking on food? Know that you are not helpless! We spoke with paramedic Mark Cichoki at the Rural Metro Fire Department, who showed how you can perform the Heimlich maneuver on yourself in case of emergency. All you need is a countertop or chair! Watch the video above to learn how to do this life-saving technique.