Comox Fire Station hosts emergency training program

The NEPP program provides training for individuals and neighbourhoods to be self-sufficient after a disaster.

Experience has shown that after a disaster, it may take three or more days for emergency services to reach many of the neighbourhoods and individuals.

The NEPP program is designed to provide information, training and skills necessary for individuals and neighbourhoods to be self-sufficient after a disaster.

NEPP programs are scheduled at the Comox Fire Station this Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (two-hour session), Sessions are free. Contact the Comox Community Centre at 250-339-2255 to register.

Recognizing and responding quickly to someone having a heart attack or choking can mean the difference between life and death. Comox Fire Rescue is also offering free CPR (A) courses. CPR A AED covers the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for people age eight and over including performing one-person adult CPR.

The program is scheduled at the Comox Fire Station on March 12.

Sessions start at 1 p.m. and are three hours in length. Contact the Comox Community Centre at 250-339-2255 to register.

— Comox Fire Station