Emergency management to offer search and rescue training course
- Published on Friday, 15 April 2016 14:03
Campbell County's Office of Emergency Management invites the interested public to register to attend a training course, Search and Rescue in Community Disasters. It will be held at the County Fire Training Center in Highland Heights on April 22-23. The course is intended for all those living and working in the county who are most impacted when a disaster strikes.
The course is delivered at no charge and should be attended by everyone: community and service organizations (youth groups, American Red Cross, etc.), church groups, businesses, etc. It will span from 6-10pm on Friday, April 22, and then from 8am-5pm on Saturday, April 23. Participants will receive a survival guide, which includes a checklist and resources, including many of the search and rescue tactics that will be taught in the course.
Among the topics and concepts to be covered are:
- Developing a survivor's mindset,
- Preparing for a disaster,
- Using common household items as rescue tools,
- Determining when to wait for help or to evacuate, and
- Beginning the recovery process.