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Disaster training will be offered here

By LEANA CHOATE - lchoate@newsexaminer.com

A chance to learn how to handle and be ready in of any kind of disaster will be offered through the Salvation Army’s Introduction to Emergency Disaster Training Program. 

“Things will go smooth when we know what to do during something like this (natural disaster),” Lorie Voltz, an active advisory council member at the Salvation Army, said.

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster training program will include classes in incident management, food operations and food services, emotional as well as spiritual care and basic first and CPR training, to help prepare those in any kind of disaster.

“While each disaster creates its own unique circumstances and special needs, Salvation Army disaster relief efforts focus on seven core services. These services may be modified based on the magnitude of the disaster and adapted to meet the specific needs of individual survivors,” read the Salvation Army’s website.

To have people trained in case of any kind of emergency, like a tornado, Voltz said, would be “handy” as the seasons shift into warmer weather and the chance for morre severe weather approaches.

“If we were to have a tornado it would be great to have people trained to help the community and those that would need assistance,” Voltz said. “It’s awesome for the community to come together for this. I’m excited to learn about the training.”

The training class will provide participants with the overview of the Emergency Disaster Services Program. 

The class will be taught from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Salvation Army, 431 West Western Ave. A $20 fee will cover a Participants’ Guide and class materials.