Training offered to become more prepared for natural disasters

Training offered to become more prepared for natural disasters
Damage in Cleveland from a storm back in November 2014. (Source: Brad Beaulieu)
Damage in Cleveland from a storm back in November 2014. (Source: Brad Beaulieu)

NORTHEAST OHIO (WOIO) - The

, in partnership with

, is holding an event called the Preparedness Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at select locations around northeast Ohio. The goal is to teach participants the importance of being "Red Cross Ready" in the event of a disaster.

Throughout the day, participants will be given the opportunity to take a pre-test and post-test to determine their safety/preparedness knowledge. The five-minute test and follow-up will be completed by trained Red Cross and Dominion volunteers.

Those who take both parts of the test will receive a first aid kit sponsored by Dominion East Ohio. The kit will be filled with safety supplies, such as gauze, band-aids, hand sanitizer, a cold pack and other items useful in the event of an emergency.

Stop by one of the following locations:

in Ashtabula, located at 3551 North Ridge Road

, located at 4954 Great Northern Blvd. in North Olmsted

, located at 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road in Niles

, located at 4230 Belden Village Street NW in Canton

, located at 400 Mill Avenue SE in New Philadelphia

, located at 1114 West High Street in Orrville

, located at 2000 Brittain Road in Akron

, located at 500 Southpark Center in Strongsville

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