Disaster preparedness training course offered by SLO Fire Department

acornejo@thetribunenews.comMay 1, 2013 

Correction: An earlier version of this story gave the incorrect day that disaster preparedness training will be held. The classes will be on Wednesdays, not Tuesdays.

The City of San Luis Obispo Fire Department is holding disaster preparedness training for community members to make them better prepared for a major disaster such as an earthquake.

The Community Emergency Response Team training is a 19-hour course that will teach the following skills: how and when to turn off utilities, how to use a fire extinguisher, basic medical skills, hazardous materials and terrorism awareness, light search and rescue techniques and self-reliance.

The classes will be held on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 8 through May 29, with a final class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1. The CERT class will be held at the San Luis Obispo Fire Station #1, 2160 Santa Barbara Ave., in San Luis Obispo. There is a $60 materials fee which includes a binder and a bag filled with essential tools for use in an emergency.

For more information on the training and to register contact Patty Thompson at pthompso@slocity.org or 781-7399.

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