Ham in a Day Class

My next one-day Tech Class will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum in downtown Ann Arbor. The class will start at 9 am and run until 3:30 pm, at which time the license exam will be given. There is a $10 fee for…

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CPR Class

The Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission (EPC), in cooperation with the Farmington Hills Fire Department, will offer an American Red Cross CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Class from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8. The class is open to the public and will be held in the upstairs training room at Fire Station #4 located at 28711 Drake Road.

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Emergency Food Supply

An emergency food supply doesn’t have to sit on a shelf, ready for disaster to strike (although it can). It can be part of the food you use every day. The key to a good food storage plan is to buy ahead of time. Replace items before they run out. Buy items when they are on sale. A large duffle bag or plastic tub with a lid makes a great storage place for an emergency food supply. Make sure your family, including pets, will have what they need when disaster strikes.

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Two Day CERT Basic Training Course

The Michigan Volunteer Defense Force, First Battalion, in coordination with the Michigan Citizens Corps Region One, Livingston County CERT and RACES, and the Capital Area CERT, offer the full Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic course in an intense full-weekend class.

The course runs Saturday, March 21st, from 8:00 AM Eastern to 6:00 PM, and Sunday, March 22nd, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Participation in both days is required.

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Shelter in Place

The appropriate steps depend on the emergency situation. If you hear a warning signal, listen to local radio or television stations for further information. You will be told what to do, including where to find the nearest shelter if you are away from your “shelter-in-place” location.

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Burn Awareness

Burn Awareness Week is February 1 – 7. During this time, it’s a good idea to talk with your family about burn prevention and how to avoid scalds. The American Burn Association (ABA) estimates that nearly 500,000 burn injuries are treated in hospitals each year. Roughly half of these injuries are scalds.

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Fire Extinguishers

An important part of any home preparedness plan includes a fire extinguisher. Fire extinguishers come in many types and sizes. Most fire extinguishers for homes and public spaces are classified as Class ABC extinguishers, meaning they’re suitable for putting out wood and paper fires, flammable liquid fires, and electrical fires.…

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Ham Radio Classes

Amateur radio (also called ham radio) is the use of designated radio frequency spectra for purposes of private recreation, non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communication. The term “amateur” is used to specify persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without direct monetary…

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