The Ann Arbor Police and Fire departments are launching a new community preparedness training for residents. Modeled after the Department of Homeland Security’s Ready campaign, Ready Ann Arbor will aim to educate and empower the public to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters, while promoting preparedness through public involvement.
This two-day program will take place Saturdays, Jan. 19 and 26, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. The topics covered during Ready Ann Arbor training will include crime prevention, hands-only CPR, personal safety, basic first aid, active shooter response training, home fire safety, an overview of resources in the community and how to use a fire extinguisher. Participants selected into the program will be required to attend both days of training.
Ann Arbor citizens, ages 18 years and older, wishing to apply to attend the Ready Ann Arbor training can find the application on the police department web page, http://www.a2gov.org/police, on the “getting involved” page. The deadline to apply to participate is Tuesday, Dec. 18. The class is limited to 25 people.
If you have questions, please contact Ann Arbor Police Service Specialist Susan Casey, 734.794.6900, ext. 49526, or firstname.lastname@example.org. A background check will be conducted on all applicants; applicants will then be notified if accepted into the program.