UWPD offers emergency-preparedness training

The University of Wisconsin Police Department, UWPD First Responders and the American Heart Association are providing sessions on how to learn about local emergency plans, how to identify hazards in your local area, and how to develop and maintain an emergency communication plan and disaster-supply kit. Also covered will be evacuation, family preparedness, animals in disaster and information specific to people with disabilities.

An American Heart Association CPR/AED class teaches how to administer CPR to adults and children. Participants will learn to handle emergency situations, take basic precautions to prevent disease transmission, help people in breathing and cardiac emergencies, administer chest compressions and use an automated external defibrillator (AED). All participants receive an American Heart Association Adult CPR/Child certification card and participant’s manual.

Pizza will be provided. Classes will be located at the Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave. There are two sessions from which to choose (pick one): Sept. 13 or 20, both from 5-9 p.m.

Registration is required for this free event. Register online for the Sept. 13 course or the Sept. 20 course.