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STLCC Hosts Citizen’s Emergency Preparedness Programs

January 24, 2013

Through its Community College Citizen’s Preparedness Program (3CP2), St. Louis Community College will conduct its first training session 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Harrison Education Center, 3140 Cass Ave.

This free training consists of two hours of instruction on threat awareness and assessment, sheltering and evacuation, and recovery and resources.

In fall 2012, STLCC was selected to participate in the 3CP2, which was designed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in collaboration with the nation’s community colleges. This program is designed to make individuals aware of their responsibility to be prepared for a natural, man-made or technological event since emergency personnel will likely be delayed in responding.

The need to improve the readiness of U.S. citizens is well documented. Recent events such as Hurricane Sandy are the latest reminders that emergencies can happen anywhere, to anyone, in any community. Research has shown that the more people who are prepared, the quicker the community will recover.

Sessions will continue throughout the spring at each of the STLCC campuses throughout St. Louis. For more dates and times, check the schedule at stlcc.edu/ce or call 314-984-7777.

While the program is free, registration is required. To register or for more information, contact the STLCC Continuing Education department at 314-984-7777; or Tim Gallo at 314-539-5741; or email him at tgallo@stlcc.edu.