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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Seattle Emergency Management Hosts Spring Training
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
4/16/2007  12:00:00 PM
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Seattle Emergency Management Hosts Spring Training
Preparedness Classes Target Seattle Neighborhoods, Small Sparks Awards

SEATTLE – The Seattle Office of Emergency Management is pleased to announce its spring line-up of community preparedness classes, beginning April 19 and continuing through mid-June. See an Acrobat PDF of full schedule. The classes, held free of charge, focus on personal preparedness and the city’s new SNAP program, a way to organize your neighborhood for emergencies and other disasters.

Residents who organize a SNAP group may also benefit from the city’s Small Sparks Award program. Through a new partnership with the city’s Department of Neighborhoods, registered SNAP groups could apply for initial funding to help with skills training or emergency supplies.

Residents wanting to add to their preparedness skills may also sign up for a two-hour fire extinguisher class on June 9. Download an Acrobat PDF flyer about the event. Two sessions will be held that day. Cost is $10. Registration must be completed through the Office of Emergency Management.

Community classes will be held at the following locations:

High Point Community Center
6920 34 th Ave SW 98107
Thursday, April 19, 7-8:30 p.m.

Ballard Community Center
6020 28 th Ave NW 98107
Saturday, May 5, 10 -11:30 a.m.

Downtown West Precinct (Seattle Police Department)
810 Virginia Street 98101
Thursday, May 10, 7-8:30 p.m.

Miller Community Center
330 19 th Ave E 98112
Wednesday, May 16, 7-8:30 p.m.

Rainier Beach Family Center
8825 Rainier Ave S. , 98118
Tuesday, June 5, 7-8:30 p.m.

Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35 th Ave NE 98125
Saturday, June 16, 10 -11:30 a.m.

Skills Training Location:
Fire Extinguisher Class
Warren G. Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE
Saturday, June 9, 9-11 a.m. , or 12-2 p.m.
Cost: $10, register at 206-733-7123

For more information on personal preparedness, skills training or the SNAP program, go to: www.seattle.gov/emergency.

For more information on the Department of Neighborhood’s Small Sparks Award program, go to: www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods.

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