Pittsburgh Offering Free Classes In Emergency Preparedness

Mayor Bill Peduto made the announcement Monday

Melinda Roeder
June 04, 2018 - 4:34 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Pittsburgh is now offering free classes in emergency preparedness to all city residents.  Mayor Bill Peduto announced the “Prepared Pittsburgh” program Monday morning at the Homewood branch of the Carnegie Library, which will serve as one of many locations for the free classes.

The grant-funded program will teach skills in community medicine such as CPR, defibrillator usage, and how to stop someone from bleeding.  Other areas covered will be energy conservation and preparing for severe weather, including mudslides.

Program coordinator, Michael Roth, says these classes are not intended to replace professional emergency responders or 911, but are aimed to help Pittsburgh residents be more prepared.

Residents can sign for the classes on the city’s One Pittsburgh website. http://pittsburghpa.gov/onepgh/index.html

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