Emergency Preparedness Program Coming To Owings Mills

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors, an all-hazards program designed to teach people the skills required to get through the first, critical 72 hours following an emergency, begins next month in Owings Mills.

The five-part program begins Tuesday, April 28, 7 p.m., and continues for the next four consecutive Tuesdays, ending on May 26. All classes will be held at the Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Co., 10401 Owings Mills Blvd., 21117.

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Topics covered include: Emergency preparedness and natural and technological hazards; fire safety and extinguishers; crime prevention and awareness; first aid and CPR. Additional information about community preparedness and the "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" program is available online.

As part of the program, the American Red Cross informs students about volunteer opportunities within the Red Cross organization. Baltimore County agencies and institutions – including the departments of Aging and Health, local hospitals and Citizens On Patrol – will discuss other volunteer opportunities.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors graduates will finish the program qualified to help themselves and their neighbors though the emergencies most likely to occur in our area.

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