On April 8th, the Town of Smyrna will participate in its second PrepareAthon Event! PrepareAthon 2016 will help citizens' families, work places, schools, houses of worship and community organizations take the steps needed to be prepared in the event of a tornado and/or flood disaster.
The Town will be joined by other disaster planning and preparedness partners, including Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency and the American Red Cross in this event.
America's PrepareAthon! is a national, grassroots campaign for action to increase individual and community preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions, and exercises. The goals of the campaign are to increase the number of people who understand which disasters could happen in their community, know what to do to be safe and mitigate damage, take action to increase their preparedness, and participate in community resilience planning.
Join Smyrna in the preparedness activity by visiting the Town's web site www.townofsmyrna.org and sign up to receive information regarding tornadoes and/or floods and what you can do to be ready in the event of a tornado and/or flood disaster.
More about the event:
In conjunction with its 2016 PrepareAthon Event, The Town of Smyrna is offering a FREE CPR and AED Class at the 2nd Annual Family Safety and Preparedness Expo on Saturday, April 9th. The Expo will be held at the Smyrna Town Centre, 100 Sam Ridley Parkway East. The class time is scheduled for 9:00am to 3:00pm. The class is limited to the first 75 registrations received. Please visit townofsmyrna.org to register.
The American Red Cross CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing emergencies. The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.
The CPR/AED course being offered will consist of the following modules:
- CPR (Adult/Child/Infant)
- AED (Adult/Child/Infant) Certification Requirements
- Attend all class sessions.
- Participate in all course activities and successfully complete written examination.
- Demonstrate proficiency in all required skills.
Visit http://community.fema.gov/ for more information about PrepareAthon! 2016