READYColorado and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security are accepting applications for a unique disaster preparedness skills training program designed for middle and high school students this summer. According to the state’s Department of Local Affairs Division of Emergency ManagementÂ website:
Disaster READY Training provides students with an opportunity to learn and practice emergency readiness skills. The program is being delivered in a format that teaches a broad-range of safety skills with time devoted to practicing the newly acquired training in hands-on exercises and activities. In addition, the program gives students a chance to explore careers in emergency management, response, and preparedness from professionals working in a variety of areas and disciplines.
The middle school program is being offered on June 29, 2010 at Quest K-8 in Aurora, CO and the four day high school program is July 20 â€“ 23, at the Denver Police Academy. Application materials are available at www.readycolorado.com/disasterREADYtraining. Space is limited and applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is free and open to all middle and high school students throughout Colorado.
Thanks to the Natural Hazards Center Twitter feed for bringing this to my attention.