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.
Free NEPP programs are scheduled at the Comox Fire Station on April 12 and May 17 (two-hour sessions).
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 a 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 older including performing one person adult CPR.
Sessions also cover the use of public access Automatic External Defibrillators (AED).
“I am so pleased that we are able to offer this important training to our citizens. Having more people training can save lives and make us a safer community,” said Comox Fire Chief Gord Schreiner.
— Comox Fire Station