Disaster-preparedness classes set for September in Templeton

The public is invited to participate in a series of disaster-preparedness classes beginning Sept. 4 at the Templeton Community Center.

The four-week program is designed to teach individuals how to help themselves, their family and their neighbors in various disasters ranging from earthquake to wildfire.

Turning off utilities, basic firefighting skills, basic medical skills, hazardous materials awareness, light search-and-rescue techniques and self-reliance during times of emergency are among the topics.

The Templeton Fire Department is hosting the classes Tuesday evenings from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. from Sept. 4 to Sept. 25 at the corner of 6th and Main Street.

The class is limited to 40 students, with North County residents having first priority.

The cost is $50. The deadline to register is Sept. 3. Those interested must pay and pre-register by Sept. 3. Registration forms are available at the Templeton Fire Department or online at www.NorthSloCoCERT.org.

All registration forms, with the $50 payment, must be mailed or dropped off at: Templeton Fire Dept. Headquarters, 206 5th St.,Templeton, CA 93465.

For more information, contact program manager Jim Fritsche at 610-5565 or 911supplyhouse@gmail.com.