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Emergency preparedness workshop at Ballard Library this Thursday

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on June 25th, 2014

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By Joe Veyera

A half-hour workshop at the Ballard Branch Library (5614 22nd Ave NW) on Thursday evening hopes to teach local residents about one of the most important essentials of emergency preparedness: How to put out a fire.

The Fire Extinguisher 101 workshop will teach those in attendance how to choose the right extinguisher, and the do’s and don’ts when faced with a fire, while also providing hands-on practice with a demo extinguisher. The event is free and suitable for all ages. No pre-registration is required.

The workshop is part of the Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) program from the City of Seattle’s Office of Emergency Management. These 30-minute SNAP shot skills-based workshops, conducted in partnership with Seattle Public Library branches, focus on one aspect of emergency preparedness.

The SNAP program is designed to help neighborhoods create plans specific to their needs in case of an emergency, and breaks the process of organizing into three parts: getting together, getting organized, and getting confident.

For more information on the SNAP program, click here.

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