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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Disaster Skills Training Registration Going On Now
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
1/9/2008  9:50:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Cornell Amaya 386-1170
Debbie Goetz  (206) 684-0517


Disaster Skills Training Registration Going On Now

February 9 class teaches life-saving skills!

SEATTLE– The Seattle Office of Emergency Management announces its 2008 schedule of skills training classes. The first class, coming up February 9, teaches creative first aid skills as well as provides participants with standard First Aid & CPR certification.

Knowing CPR and applying first aid skills are vital to saving lives, especially after a disaster. Participants are encouraged to register early to ensure a place in the class.

A summary of all training opportunities are highlighted below:

  • Disaster First Aid –Sat, Feb 9, April 12 and June 7
    Register now for this one-day class offered on Feb 9, April 12 and June 7. Learn what to do to care for multiple injuries after a major disaster when emergency services are unavailable. Participants become certified in First Aid & CPR. The 8-hour class costs $35.00, payable by check to Medic First Aid.

  • Light Urban Search and Rescue– Sat, March 15 and Sat, May 3
    This hands-on class covers safe and effective methods on how to rescue those who are trapped after a disaster. Safe lifting techniques, first aid triage, and utility safety and control are also emphasized. The 6-hour class costs $25.00, payable by check to Tony Bennett. Bennett is a veteran Seattle firefighter with over 20 years of field experience.

  • Fire Extinguisher and Utility Control– Sat, April 26
    Knowing how and when to control utilities after a disaster can save a life and prevent costly damage to your home. Register for one 2-hour session, offered on April 26. Cost is $10.00, payable by check to Tony Bennett, a veteran Seattle firefighter with 20-plus years of experience.

All of the above classes are taught on Saturdays at Warren G. Magnuson Park on Sand Point Way NE. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Please call 206-233-7123.

The Seattle Office of Emergency Management works cooperatively with contract instructors to provide this training. For more information, go to the Office of Emergency Management website: www.seattle.gov/emergency.

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