Apply through Dec. 6 for Ready Ann Arbor Preparedness Training

Ann Arbor police officers. (Credit: City of Ann Arbor)

ANN ARBOR – Residents are now invited to apply to the two-day Ann Arbor Preparedness Training program with the Ann Arbor Police and Fire departments.

The community preparedness training will take place on two Saturdays in early 2020. Those accepted are required to attend both sessions.

The program will take place on Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ready Ann Arbor is modeled after the Department of Homeland Security’s Ready campaign and aims to “educate and empower the public to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and manmade disasters, while promoting preparedness through public involvement,” according to a recent announcement.

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The topics covered in the training will include:

  • Basic first aid
  • Hands-only CPR
  • Crime prevention
  • Active shooter response training
  • Personal safety
  • Home fire safety
  • How to use a fire extinguisher
  • Overview of community resources

Applicants must live in Ann Arbor and be 18 years and older. All applicants will be subject to a background check. Space is limited to 25 participants.

Interested in applying? Fill out the application here.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 6.

About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.