Editor's note: The following is a news release from the Redmond Police Department.
Within the last week alone, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of British Columbia, Hawaii and Alaska received Tsunami warnings, and hurricane-turned-Superstorm Sandy claimed over 100 lives.
In light of these events, and the many disasters that the Seattle area can easily fall victim to, the City of Redmond Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is hosting its second Redmond Ready Day on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Overlake Christian Church (9900 Willows Road NE) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The city’s “Redmond Ready” campaign encourages citizens to be trained in three areas: First Aid, CPR, and personal preparedness. Knowing these skills can make the difference of life or death while in the jaws of disaster.
Redmond Ready Day provides training in all three areas with the only cost being a discounted rate of $14 for first aid and CPR training, regularly costing much more. The two-hour personal preparedness class is free.
Seats are limited so register today at www.redmondready.org. If you have questions, call 425-556-2251.