Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Learning to be Safe in Alpine Township














Are you prepared in case disaster strikes? Have you always wanted to take a course in Medical First Aid? Here is your opportunity, and it's right at home!

The following News Release from the Salvation Army is its most recent:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Roger A. Snider, The Salvation Army Public Relations and Communications Director Major Bob Mueller, The Salvation Army Kent County Coordinator, 616.459.3433 ext:1104 Chris Striebel, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Assistant Coordinator 616.459.3433 ext:1512
The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services announces two community emergency safety courses.

Disaster and first aid preparedness courses developed in partnership with the Alpine Firefighters Association and Comstock Park Community Outreach.

Grand Rapids, MI August 14, 2012 – In an effort to prepare and educate the local community about the benefits of being prepared before an emergency happens, The Salvation Army, in cooperation with the Alpine Firefighters Association and Comstock  Park Community Outreach, is offering two emergency safety courses on Saturday, September 8, 2012.

Preparing Your Home and Business for Disaster is designed for residents as well as businesses interested in implementing a disaster preparedness and response program. Medical First Aid is an adult CPR, AED and First Aid Core Training Program designed specifically for the occupational first aid provider.

“The time to prepare for a disaster isn’t after it occurs. That’s why these two courses are so vitally important – both from an educational perspective as well as from a preparedness one,” said Major Bob Mueller, Salvation Army Kent County Coordinator. “We are fortunate to be able to partner with the Alpine Firefighters Association and Comstock Park Community Outreach in offering these courses to the public. They are both outstanding organizations – the public’s time will be extremely well spent,” added Major Mueller.
WHAT: Preparing Your Home & Business for Disaster Course / Free to the community!

WHEN: Saturday, September 8, 2012 / 9:30 a.m. to Noon

WHERE: Fire Station # 1, 841 Alpine Church Road, Alpine Township

This course is designed for homes and businesses looking to start a disaster preparedness and response program. The course reviews key concepts in emergency management. It also examines the responsibility of preparing people and facilities for an emergency and how to effectively develop a disaster response plan to serve others.

WHAT: Medical First Aid Course / $10 registration fee for First Aid Certification

WHEN: Saturday, September 8, 2012 / 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Fire House # 1, 841 Alpine Church Road, Alpine Township

This course is an adult CPR, AED and first aid core training program designed specifically for the occupational first aid provider. This extremely flexible program will help employers meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work.

HOW TO REGISTER

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is limited to 25 participants for the Preparing Your Home & Business for Disaster Course and the Medical First Aid Course is limited to 12 participants. To register for either or both of these courses, the public should contact:

Chris Striebel, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Assistant Coordinator
Phone: 616.459.3433 ext:1512
Email: Chris_Striebel@usc.salvationarmy.org

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to http://www.salvationarmyusa.org

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