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    May 23, 2018

    City of Bryan Presents Free FEMA Training Course: ‘Search and Rescue in Community Disasters’

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    As a citizen of the community, it is essential to be ready to act when disaster strikes. With tornado and hurricane seasons approaching, now is the time to prepare!

    The City of Bryan is partnering with Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) to offer a FEMA accredited training course: “Search and Rescue in Community Disasters.” This course is being offered to all Bryan residents to help them prepare for the possibility of a disaster event. Children must have a Parental Consent Form completed and be at least 14 years old to participate.

    What: FEMA “Search and Rescue in Community Disasters”
    When: June 8 (6-10 p.m.) and June 9 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
    Where: Bryan Municipal Building, Basement Training Room, 300 S. Texas Ave., Bryan, TX 77803
    Register: Click Here

    Just last Fall, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the coast of Texas causing catastrophic flooding and billions of dollars’ worth of damage, and it was the rapid response of citizens which allowed for many to be rescued.

    This FEMA accredited course (12 hours) provides training for individuals to survive a disaster and to safely conduct search and light rescue response, aiding their family and neighbors in the immediate aftermath of a catastrophe. The course draws on information and lessons learned from a variety of disaster incidents such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and man-made events for discussion points. This class also uses hands-on training to demonstrate best practices for effective search and light rescue, which can be used in both residential and commercial environments.

    Topics include:

    • Developing a mindset to prepare, act and survive in a disaster involving your community
    • Using survival strategies to rescue and care for yourself, your family, and your pets during and in the immediate aftermath of an event
    • Providing assistance in the search, light rescue, care, and safety of your neighbors.

    All students will receive a FEMA Certification at the end of the course.

    Registration Deadline is May 30, 2018.

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