Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Emergency responseBaltimore County has rescheduled the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Emergency Preparedness class. This is a great free 5 week program for anyone concerned about being ready for natural disasters.

The class will cover:

Natural Disasters and Technological Hazards
This session focuses on the natural and technological hazards most likely to threaten this area.

  • Past disasters in Maryland
  • Preparation of a 72-hour emergency kit
  • Preparation and maintenance of a family emergency plan
  • How to assist people with disabilities during an emergency
  • What to do before, during and after a disaster

Fire Safety and Extinguishers
This session focuses on fire prevention and extinguishing strategies.

  • Types of fires and how they occur
  • Potential fire hazards in the home and workplace
  • Evaluation of fires and assessment of firefighting resources
  • Operation of different types of extinguishers
  • How to decide whether to attempt to extinguish a fire and how to do so safely

Crime Prevention and Awareness
This session focuses on how to identify and protect yourself against potential crime threats.

  • Personal safety techniques
  • Steps to protect homes against break-ins
  • Recognition of suspicious activity and how to report it to 911
  • Learn about “Citizens On Patrol” and how to implement this program in your community
  • Identification of possible terrorist targets

CPR and First Aid
This session focuses on patient assessment and how to administer first aid.

  • Hands-on-only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Treatment of life-threatening conditions
  • Treatment of burns, wounds and bleeding
  • Treatment with splinting of fractures, sprains and strains
  • Treatment of hypothermia and heat-related illness
  • Simple triage

Building Resilient Communities
This session covers ways in which communities can prepare for, mitigate and withstand long-term incidents.

The next session will be from September 10 to October 8, 2015 from 7-9pm each Thursday for the 5 weeks.

Station 6
2815 Sollers Point Road
Dundalk, Maryland 21222
Maximum Participants: 25

Please go to :

http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/emergency_prep/neighborshelping.html#form

to get more information and register.

 

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