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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Annual SNAP Classes Start Saturday in Broadview
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
1/21/2009  12:30:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Debbie Goetz  (206) 684-0517


Annual Preparedness Classes Begin
SNAP starts this Saturday at Broadview Library

For the third consecutive year, Seattle Office of Emergency Management will provide basic emergency preparedness training in all 13 city neighborhood districts. The first class starts this Saturday, January 24 at the Broadview Library. (See complete schedule.)

SNAP(Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare) classes, offered at various city libraries, are free, open to the public and last about an hour. Informative, interactive and engaging, participants pick up tips on how to be self-sufficient during emergencies. The class also includes information for pet owners.

Three easy things to do to be self-sufficient:
1. Check on and assist family, friends and neighbors as needed.
2. Keep enough tools and supplies on hand to stay safe wherever you are.
3. Be realistic about what can happen and recognize that you are your own best resource.

“Our goal is to get into the neighborhoods where people can connect with each other,” said JoAnn Jordan, Public Education Coordinator for Seattle Emergency Management. “Knowing your neighbors can make a real difference in preparedness.”

SNAP materials are available in 14 languages, on-line at: www.seattle.gov/emergency or by calling 206-233-7123.

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