Do you know how to keep your family safe and informed during a disaster? Take some time to make a plan with Better Together, a series of community resilience classes hosted by the City of Boulder, Boulder County and other partners.
The classes are scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on three consecutive Mondays – Oct. 14, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28. All will be held at the West Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave., in the Creekside Theater. There is no cost, dinner will be provided and registration is required.
Better Together was developed to educate and empower area residents to better prepare, respond to and recover from personal crises and the impact of natural disasters.
“Our past experience in both fires and floods have demonstrated how important community preparation and mobilization is when these types of disaster hit, said Brett KenCairn, the city’s senior sustainability and resilience policy advisor. “Having a few critical resources and relationships lined up ahead of time can make the difference between being someone who needs to be rescued to being someone who can help stabilize others.”
The classes will focus on disaster resilience fundamentals, natural hazard identification and mitigation, and a disaster scenario. Each week will feature a brief introductory lecture before diving into interactive exercises and discussions.
It is recommended that those interested attend the entire series as each class builds off the others. However, classes can be taken individually for those who have prior experience or are interested in a specific topic.
For more information and to register for one or more of the classes, visit bit.ly/BTclasses.
Published: Oct. 1, 2019
Brady Delander, Communication Specialist, 720-460-8354
Bryan Bullock, Communication Manager, 303-441-3559