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Baltimore County emergency preparedness experts want to help you develop disaster readiness skills.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a free emergency preparedness course designed to help citizens get through the first 72 hours following a disaster. Two sessions of the course are scheduled this spring.

March 29 through April 26
Cockeysville PAL Center
Every Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m.
9836 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

April 21 through May 19
Woodlawn Fire Station 3
Every Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.
7223 Windsor Mill Road
Windsor Mill, Maryland 21244

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is free to attend, and you can register online for the course.

This program is designed and presented by the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The course covers natural and manmade disasters; fire prevention and crime prevention. Participants learn hands-only CPR and basic first aid that can help you help your family and friends before a medic arrives.

Baltimore County emergency preparedness experts want to help you prepare to get through a disaster.

An emergency preparedness course designed to help citizens get through the first 72 hours following a disaster runs on Thursday nights beginning April 30 and continuing through May 28. The classes run from 7 to 9 p.m.

The course will be held at Dundalk Fire Station #6, 2815 Sollers Point Rd., 21222.

Register online and find more information about the program, called "Neighbors Helping Neighbors." There is no charge.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is designed and presented by the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The course covers natural and manmade disasters; fire prevention and crime prevention. Participants learn hands-only CPR and basic first aid that can help you help your family and friends before a medic arrives.

The 103rd Recruit Class of the Baltimore County Fire-Rescue Academy will graduate tonight, June 25, at 7 p.m. The ceremony will be held at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Avenue, Towson, MD 21286.

Deputy Administrative Officer Donna Morrison, representing County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, and Fire Chief John Hohman will address the class and award the diplomas.

The graduating class comprises 36 recruits – 14 women and 22 men – who have trained as emergency medical technicians and paramedics. They will serve as paramedics and probationary emergency medical technicians in the EMS division for two years.

The recruits began training March 24 at the Fire-Rescue Academy in Sparrows Point and have completed 18 weeks of training. Their instruction includes: emergency vehicle operation, hazardous materials, basic firefighting skills, self-contained breathing apparatus, EMT skills, Fire Department operations, CPR, intravenous therapy, safety and various topics related to basic and advanced medical care.

 
 

Revised June 28, 2016