Red Cross to host free disaster preparedness training

17 years ago

    PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – The American Red Cross-Pine Tree Chapter is sponsoring a multi-disciplined training to ensure our community’s immediate response in time of emergency June 8-10.
    The two and-a-half day training will be held at The Aroostook Medical Center (TAMC) in Presque Isle, and is free of charge with lunch and snacks provided. Interested individuals are encouraged to register early since seating is limited.
This training is designed for American Red Cross volunteers, law enforcement, fire, emergency, and safety officials; educators; health care providers, businesses, and any community member interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer.
The Pine Tree Chapter works diligently with community partners to provide practical and helpful awareness and educational information to show the public how to save lives, reduce injuries, and protect and prepare for disasters.
When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides immediate safe shelter, food, clothing, health and mental health services to individuals and families.
The Red Cross knows firsthand that disasters cost billions in property damage and economic losses.
`The soaring social and economical costs of disasters can be dramatically reduced if communities take proactive steps to reduce their vulnerability.
For more information or to register, please call 762-5671. Registrations will be accepted on a first received basis.