The American Red Cross Mountain Valley Chapter has begun offering free emergency preparedness classes to area residents. Many have found themselves not knowing what to do when disaster strikes. The classes teach the students how to prepare for an emergency situation and will show what to do in unusual circumstances.
Topics the classes cover range from setting up a shelter, to assessing damage, to helping others. The target audience of the classes are families and the classes are taught by different people in a range of fields. Brett Cross, a volunteer coordinator for this chapter of the American Red Cross pointed out: “The disaster courses are designed to help people who want to respond in emergency situations; the emergency preparedness classes help people become individually prepared.”
The disaster classes begin the first week of each month with volunteer orientation at the beginning of the week. Participants are not required to sign up as a Red Cross volunteer. Emergency preparedness classes are offered the last Thursday of every month at Brigham Young University.
Learn more about preparing for a disaster.