LOCKHART — The Lockhart Fire Department will host a seminar to prepare residents for safety in event of a disaster.
A community readiness seminar will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Lockhart Fire Department.
Lockhart resident and program coordinator Charlie Gill said the event will prepare residents with a wealth of knowledge to keep them safe.
“It will be geared more toward natural disasters such as tornadoes or flooding issues, which is another potential hazard for us in the Lockhart area,” Gill said, offering additional examples of potential emergencies such as trees falling on houses, power outages as well as both cold and hot weather emergencies..
Those who attend will learn FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) guidelines for such situations and what is recommended for a “ready pack.”
Gill also said that Clint Goodson, who is a member of the Monarch Fire Department and Rescue Squad, will teach attendees how to build a preparedness kit.
The event will also feature a representative from the American Red Cross who will discuss the “Be Informed” program.
“Some of it will be knowing when to get out of the house and when to stay put,” Gill said. “You will not leave without the knowledge to keep you and your family safe.”
Gill said everyone is encouraged to bring a friend and/or neighbor and an open mind. Light refreshments will be served.
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