American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Training

American Red Cross staff conducted an emergency preparedness workshop at the Manzanita Recreation Center in Marin City on Jan. 21. The workshop was conducted after the Swearing-In and Inauguration Ceremony of President Barack Obama. From left: Terrie Green (Marin City Health and Wellness Center), Deborah Bonner, Ollie Arnold, Diane Conway, Sara Beth Pournoor, and Alan Kwok, Manager, Ready Neighborhoods. (Photo by Godfrey Lee).

Those who want to prepare family members and neighbors for emergencies have a free opportunity to train to become an emergency preparedness instructor. The American Red Cross emergency preparedness train-the-trainer workshop will provide the knowledge and materials to conduct the “Be Red Cross Ready” emergency preparedness course in Marin City and other locations. Trained to “Be Red Cross Ready,” instructors will  ensure their family, community, school, and workplace are prepared for all types of disasters, such as home fires and earthquakes. Participant materials, instructor binder and course booklets, as well as Red Cross  Preparedness Starter Kits will be provided. The free workshop will be held Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Marin City Community Development Corporation at 441 Drake Ave in Marin City. Lunch will be provided. Contact Alan.Kwok@redcross.org to register.
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