Mike McGinn, Mayor
9/10/2008 2:45:00 PM
Cornell Amaya 386-1170
Debbie Goetz 684-0517
Disaster Skills Training Starts September 20
Registration going on now for life-saving skills!
SEATTLE – The Seattle Office of Emergency Management announces its fall schedule of skills training classes. The first class on Sept. 20, Fire Extinguisher & Utility Control, includes live-fire training, giving participants hands-on experience in putting out a fire.
Three different classes are offered throughout the fall. Registration is by phone and open to all. Please call 206-233-7123.
• Fire Extinguisher & Utility Control – Sat, Sept 20 – choose one session
Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m. or 12:00-2:00 p.m. Extinguishing small fires and controlling utilities after a disaster can save lives and prevent costly damage to your home. Register for one 2-hour session. Two-hour class is $10.00, payable by check to Tony Bennett, a Seattle firefighter with 20+ years of experience.
• Disaster First Aid – Oct 18, Oct 25 or Dec 13
Time: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. During this full-day class, learn what to do to care for multiple patients who have been injured after a disaster and emergency services are unavailable. Participants also become certified in First Aid & CPR. Eight-hour class is $35.00, payable by check to Medic First Aid.
• Search and Rescue – Nov 1 or Nov 22
Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Learn safe, effective methods to rescue those who are trapped after a disaster. Safe lifting techniques, first-aid triage, and utility safety and control are emphasized. Six-hour class is $25.00, payable by check to Tony Bennett, a Seattle firefighter with 20+ years of experience.
All classes are taught on Saturdays at Warren G. Magnuson Park at 7400 Sand Point Way NE. Pre-registration is required. For interpretation or special accommodations, please call the office at 206-233-7123. Information about skills training and other classes is also available at: www.seattle.gov/emergency.
The Seattle Office of Emergency Management works cooperatively with contract instructors to provide this training.