Program Offers Free Emergency Reference Guides, First Aid Classes For Residents
DETROIT (WWJ-TV) – 200,000 Detroit Emergency Reference Guides will be distributed in the City of Detroit. The guides arrive in a sealed package to all single family homes in the area. Plus Detroit Homeland Security is providing eight 90-minute Preparedness, First Aid and CPR courses at the dates listed below. Click Here to learn more about the guides and sample some of the content.
In combination with the efforts of the City of Detroit, WWJ-TV and CW50 aired an Emergency Preparedness TV Special entitled “Ready Detroit” on WWJ-TV, September 2 at 7:30 p.m. and CW50 on September 3 at 8 p.m.
“Public safety has been and remains a top priority of this administration. I encourage our citizens to put forth the effort to be prepared in the case of an emergency. This guide is instrumental in preparation for all emergencies, large and small.”
– Mayor Dave Bing
Training Event Dates
9/20, 6:30 – 8 pm
Northwest Activities Center @ 18100 Meyers
9/22, 6:30 – 8 pm
St. John Conner Creek @ 4777 E. Outer Drive
9/28, 6:30 – 8 pm
Adams Butzel Recreation Center @ 10500 Lyndon
The outline of the course will be as follows:
- How to build a kit, make a plan and be informed
- How to prepare for and respond to a power outage and a fire
- What items should be in a preparedness kit
First Aid Content:
- How and when to call 911
- How to care for a conscious choking adult
- How to perform Bystander CPR
- How to recognize and care for a heart attack
- How and why the radio should be used
- Instructions on programming the radio and responding to alerts
To RSVP or more information, contact the Community Access Centers at 313-224-3450.
(Classes and free radios are limited to the first 50 people per session)
Distribution of the Emergency Reference Guides includes all single family homes that are South of 6 mile between the Detroit borders of Gratiot and Five Points within the 482 zip code prefix.