Are you prepared for a natural disaster? Is your family ready to live comfortably without power, transportation and access to grocery stores and gas stations for a few days, or even weeks? Is your business ready to survive such a disruption?
In July, Captain Jim Kusz of the North Lincoln Fire and Rescue District will present a free disaster preparedness workshop at OCCC’s North County Center in Lincoln City. The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, July 12 and 14.
Everyone is invited to this free class, but pre-registration is required.
In March of 2016, Capt.Kusz was awarded the “Golden Sparky” by the Oregon State Fire Marshall for his efforts to promote safety, including specifically this course, offered periodically for the past two years at OCCC. The award is the state’s highest honor for fire prevention efforts.
“We are hoping locals will be joined by part-year area residents here for the summer, as well as visitors passing through,” said OCCC’s community education director, Dave Price. “This class not only talks about how to be prepared, but it talks about why we need to be prepared. Capt. Kusz explains in easy-to-understand terms the risks faced by the Oregon Coast, including the Cascadia Subduction Zone, the risk of destructive storms and tsunamis caused by distant earthquakes, and much more.”
The July workshop will be held at Oregon Coast Community College, at 3788 SE High School Drive, in Lincoln City. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. To reserve a space, call 541-994-4166 or email Shirley.Hill@occc.cc.or.us.