Disaster-preparedness course offered in SLO

acornejo@thetribunenews.comAugust 29, 2013 

San Luis Obispo residents can prepare for an major disaster by signing up for an upcoming training course offered by the San Luis Obispo Fire Department.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) four-week course will teach skills such as how to turn off utilities and use a fire extinguisher, as well as basic medical skills, hazardous materials and terrorism awareness and search and rescue techniques.

Classes will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays starting Oct. 9 and ending Oct. 30 and Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The CERT course will be held at the San Luis Obispo Fire Station 1, 2160 Santa Barbara Ave.

A $60 materials fee for San Luis Obispo residents — $85 for nonresidents — includes a manual and bag filled with essential emergency items. To register, visit www.slocity.org/parksandrecreation.

For details, call Patty Thompson at 781-7399.

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