What's Happening

Fall 2018

City of Renton Programs, Events, Fitness, and Fun for Everyone!

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24 | Register online at Rentonwa.gov/CyberSignup SPECIAL INTEREST Playing With Fire! Ages 14 and up, minors must be accompa- nied by an adult. Playing with fire is generally not advised, but in this class that is exactly what we will do! After learning the basics of fire science, types of extinguishers and home fire safety in the classroom, we will go out to the fire training grounds and play with fire. This is a hands-on class to experiment with different types and sizes of fire extinguishers. You will leave the class with experience put- ting out fires and the knowledge you need to take action if you encounter a fire. Held at Renton Regional Fire Authority Fire Station #14, 1900 Lind Ave SW. 62265 Wed Sept 12 6:00–9:00pm Smith FREE Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Ages 15 and up, 15–18 must be accompa- nied by an adult. In most disasters, survivors provide the first immediate assistance to those in need. CERT teaches you how to respond when others look to you for help. Are you ready? Learn skills like disaster first aid, fire suppression, light search and rescue, terrorism response, disaster psychology, and more! This class is a combination of lecture and hands on training to get you ready to help yourself and others during an emergency. Learn more at rentonwa.gov/cert. Held at Renton Regional Fire Authority Fire Station #14, 1900 Lind Ave SW. Class meets one Saturday. 62260 Tue, Thur, Sat Sept 9–Oct 20 6:00–9:00pm Smith $25R / $30NR REPA is a partnership between Renton Emergency Management, the American Red Cross, and Renton Technical College providing courses to help people be better prepared to face any kind of emergency. Group presentations upon request, 15 person minimum. For more information visit rentonwa.gov/repa. Si necesita más informaciòn sobre la clase en español, llame al 425-430-7726. RENTON EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ACADEMY The Renton Regional Fire Authority offers free, on-certification CPR classes. Visit rentonrfa.com/cpr for more info. Mental Health First Aid Ages 18 and up. You might know how to do CPR or the Heimlich Maneuver, but did you know you are more likely to encounter someone experiencing a mental health crisis than in need of physical first aid? This class teaches you to give the initial help to a person showing symptoms of mental illness or in a mental health crisis until appropriate profes- sional or other help can be engaged. Topics covered include severe depression, psychosis, panic attacks, substance abuse, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. This class is offered through a par tnership with Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care. Held at Renton Tech- nical College, 3000 NE 4th St, Room C-111. 62261 Sat Oct 6 8:00am–5:30pm Valley Cities FREE ShakeOut! Ages 13 and up, minors must be accompa- nied by an adult. October 18th is the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill! Millions of people worldwide will practice Drop, Cover, and Hold On to be safe in an earthquake. Come learn all about our seismic risk in Renton, actions you can take to keep yourself safe, and debunk some common myths around ear thquakes. And yes, we will practice our best Drop, Cover, Hold On! Held at Renton Technical College, 3000 NE 4th St, Room C-111. 62261 Thur Oct 18 6:00–7:00pm Smith FREE Amateur Radio (Ham) Licensing Class Ages 13 and up, minors must be accom- panied by an adult. Amateur radio, of ten called ham radio, is both a hobby and a service in which participants called "hams" use vari- ous types of radio equipment to communicate with other radio amateurs for recreation and public service. This course covers all of Element 2 of the FCC Amateur Radio Service materials. Participants will be fully prepared to take the Technician Class licensing exam, which will be administered at the end of day two. Af ter passing the exam, you will receive your ama- teur radio license by mail from the FCC. A $40 fee payable to the instructor covers the manual and exam fee. Held at Renton Regional Fire Authority Fire Station #14, 1900 Lind Ave SW. 62263 Sat–Sun Nov 3–4 8:30am–4:30pm RECS $40 to instructor Baby It's Cold Outside! Ages 13 and up, minors must be accompa- nied by an adult. Snow storms and black ice and power outages oh my! Are you prepared for the season? (And no, we don't just mean a flurry of holiday shopping!) Come learn some simple steps you can take to get ready for win- ter weather, from creating a plan with your family to a blizzard ready emergency kit. Held at Renton Regional Fire Authority Fire Sta- tion #14, 1900 Lind Ave SW. 62264 Tue Nov 6 6:00–7:00pm AmeriCorps FREE

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