What's Happening

Fall 2017

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24 | Register online at Rentonwa.gov/CyberSignup SPECIAL INTEREST Sign up at rentonwa.gov/cybersignup or call 425-430-6700 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Ages 15 and up. Af ter a disaster people should be prepared to take care of their own needs for a period of time until help arrives. CERT teaches individuals how to prepare for a disaster and help their neighbors. Topics cov- ered include personal preparedness, first aid, fire suppression, search and rescue, terrorism, and team organization. Instruction includes a combination of classroom and prac tical 'hands-on' training. CERT graduates serve as their own 'first responders' during the critical period after a disaster when existing resources may be overwhelmed. Participants 15-17 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. This class will be held at Renton Regional Fire Authority Fire Station #14, 1900 Lind Ave SW. Class also meets one Saturday. 60145 Tue/Sat Sept 12–Oct 28 6:00–9:00pm Smith $25R / $30NR The Great ShakeOut Ages 13 and up. 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 earthquakes. And yes, we will practice our best Drop, Cover, Hold On! Partici- pants 13-17 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Held at Renton Technical College in room C111. 60149 Thur Oct 19 6:00–7:00pm Smith Free Winter Driving Safety Ages 15 and up. How comfortable are you behind the wheel when winter weather strikes? In this presentation, an expert from the Renton Police Depar tment will discuss important preparations to make now for the winter driving experience, as well as driv- ing principles to apply when you need to be out and about in the snow and ice. Resource information will also be provided regarding alternative transportation options, and City of Renton snow-removal routes and practices. Participants 13-17 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Held at Renton Techni- cal College in room C111. 60147 Thur Nov 2 6:30–8:30pm Dreher Free Amateur Radio (Ham) Licensing Class Ages 13 and up. Amateur radio, often called ham radio, is both a hobby and a service in which participants, called 'hams,' use various t ypes 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. After pass- ing the exam, you will receive your amateur radio license by mail from the FCC. A $40 fee payable to the instructor covers the manual and exam fee. Participants 13-17 must be accompa- nied by parent or guardian. This class will be held at Renton Regional Fire Authority Fire Station #14, 1900 Lind Ave SW. 60150 Sat/Sun Nov 4–5 8:30am–4:00pm Needham Free r RENTON EMERGENC Y PREPAREDNESS AC ADEMY (REPA) REPA is a partnership between the City of Renton Office of Emergency Management, the American Red Cross and Renton Technical College providing courses designed to help people to be better prepared and equipped to face any type of emergency. Group presentations upon request, 8 person minimum. Call 425-430-7723. Disaster Preparedness Ages 13 and up. Floods and earthquakes and wind storms, oh my! Are you ready for emer- gencies? Come learn some simple steps you can take to get ready for all kinds of disasters, from creating a plan with your family to oft-forgotten items to include in an emergency kit. Learn how to take the first steps towards preparedness! Par- ticipants aged 13 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Held at Renton Techni- cal College in room C111. 60146 Wed Nov 15 6:00–7:00pm Vackimes Free Taking Charge in an Emergency Ages 18 and up. It's hard enough to keep your own head, and even harder to coordinate others during an emergency, whether it 's a household medical emergency or a larger natural disaster. Using neuroscience and crisis leadership theory, supported by examples from emergency responder field experiences, this class will cover some of the basics of handling yourself and others in an emergency: how to clear your own head and calm others, how to project confidence and take charge in a crisis, and how to 'hand off' the incident when professional responders arrive. Class will be held at Renton Technical College, Room C111. 60148 Wed Dec 6 6:00–8:00pm Needham Free

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