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All eateries should be prepared to respond to choking

I WRITE in regard to the article “BILL requires safety measure of all eateries” (Metro, Oct. 10), which describes opposition to a Massachusetts bill that would expand the number of restaurants requiring a trained “choke saver” on site.

Some years ago I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Henry Heimlich, who regaled me with stories about people who saved lives of others who were choking by using his Heimlich maneuver. His favorite was the firefighter who taught the maneuver to his elementary-school-aged children the day he learned it.

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