Requested class in Kirksville in danger of being canceled


An upcoming class being offered by the State Emergency Management Agency of Missouri is on the verge of being canceled.

Jeff Alton, Region B Coordinator with SEMA, informed us that the Search and Rescue in Community Disasters course being offered in Kirksville may be canceled due to low registration.

The course, which is split into two classes on February 15 and 16, was going to be held at the Economic Development Alliance Building in Kirksville.

The course is designed to provide training for community members to safely conduct search and light rescue response to aid their family and neighbors in the immediate aftermath of a natural catastrophe, technological accident, or human-caused incidents.

It is intended for members of the whole community and draws on information and lessons learned from a variety of disaster incidents such as hurricanes, tornadoes and man-made events for discussion points.

Hands-on training is used to demonstrate best practices for effective search and light rescue which can be used in both residential and commercial environments.

As of the writing of this story, 24 seats remain open for registration.

If you would like to register for the course, click here.

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