Friday, February 2, 2024

New Location for Ready Together, Austin’s Community Preparedness Training Class

Due to overwhelming response, City of Austin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) is announcing a new location for the Ready Together class on February 8. The classroom training has been moved to Widen Elementary School, which has a higher capacity of up to 80 people.

All community members who were on the waitlist will be notified that they are now registered. Capacity for this class has been raised to 80 people. Once that capacity is reached, registration will be closed. Community members can register here.

  • Event: Ready Together: Basic Emergency Preparedness for You, Your Family & Your Neighborhood (Classroom Training)
  • Time: Thursday, February 8, 2024, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • New Location: Widen Elementary School, 5605 Nuckols Crossing Rd., Austin, TX 78744

Emergency Preparedness Starter Kits will be available to all who register and attend the class. Any walk-ins who did not register will be added to the waitlist. If there are no-shows and enough space, walk-ins may be able to attend. Otherwise, guests are encouraged to take a future class. Anyone who has registered for the class, and is unable to attend, is asked to contact Austin HSEM using the registration page so their spot can be opened for another guest.

This free, 2-hour course will provide an introduction from the experts on how to practice the four steps of emergency preparedness: making a plan, building a kit, knowing your neighbors, and staying informed. This installment will focus on winter weather.

The course is developed in partnership with Austin Energy, Ascension Seton, Go Austin/Vamos Austin, and Austin Fire Department.

Interpreters will be available on-site in Spanish and American Sign Language. Other languages can be requested by contacting 3-1-1 at least five days before the event.

Austin HSEM has three additional Ready Together course dates scheduled quarterly throughout 2024. Future training dates and more information on how to prepare can be found at www.ReadyCentralTexas.org .


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