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Redmond Ready Day 3 set for Jan. 19

The City of Redmond's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will host Redmond Ready Day 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at Overlake Christian Church (9900 Willows Rd. N.E.).

The city's Redmond Ready campaign encourages citizens to be trained in three areas: First aid, CPR and personal preparedness.

Redmond Ready Day provides training in these three areas at a discounted rate of $14 for first aid and CPR training. The two-hour personal preparedness class is free. Seats are limited so residents are encouraged to register today at www.redmondready.org. For more information, call Janeen Olson at (425) 556-2251.

For those who have attended Redmond Ready — as well as those who haven't gone through Redmond Ready Day — and want more extensive training the next Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training begins Jan. 14, 2013 for eight Monday evenings from 6-9 p.m., culminating with a final disaster drill on Saturday, March 9, 2013. This training prepares attendees in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. For more information, visit www.redmond.gov/PublicSafety/DisasterPreparedness/cert.

Residents can also get their own Disaster Preparedness calendar at www.redmond.gov/PublicSafety/DisasterPreparedness/oem. Each month has information about a different type of disaster, what to expect when it takes place, how to be prepared and more. The calendar can be printed from the website or residents can contact OEM for a hard copy.

Other upcoming events in 2013

  • Jan. 24: Women's personal safety class
  • Feb. 11: Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) class
  • March 16: Polar Plunge at Idylwood Park to benefit Special Olympics
  • March 20 - May 22: Citizen's Police Academy
  • April 18, July 25 and Oct. 24: Personal Safety class
  • Aug. 6: National Night Out
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