For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Khin Chin, Berkeley Fire Department/Office of Emergency Services, (510) 981-5605
FREE EMERGENCY TRAINING
Berkeley, California (Thursday, February 26, 2009) - Do you know how to take care of yourself and your family in an emergency? Do you know first aid, search and rescue techniques and how to suppress a fire? Find out at one or more of the free classes offered by Berkeley's Office of Emergency Services. Classes are free and open to those who live or work in Berkeley and are 18 or older.
You'll get hands-on experience in putting on a splint, extinguishing a fire, using a fire hose, safely lifting a concrete block and much more. All classes are held at 997 Cedar Street, in the training center next to Fire Station 6.
For instructions on how to sign up for classes visit the Office of Emergency Services/Disaster Preparedness link at www.CityofBerkeley.info/fire or call 510-981-5605.
The schedule of classes for March through May 2009 is as follows:
March 21- 9am-12pm Fire Suppression
March 21 - 1pm-4pm Basic Personal Preparedness
March 28 - 9am-12pm Disaster First Aid
April 4 - 9am-1pm Light Search and Rescue
April 11 - 9am-12pm Fire Suppression
April 11- 1pm-4pm Fire Suppression
April 18 - 9am-1pm Light Search and Rescue
May 9 - 9am-12pm Pandemic Influenza
May 16 - 9am-12pm Basic Personal Preparedness
May 16 - 1pm-4pm Disaster First Aid