Sign up for a free first aid class

It's never a bad time to learn first aid, so why not do it this month, when you can take the class for free? Ballard District Council Chair Catherine Weatbrook sent us the following announcement. She said spots are still available and that the first aid training is part of an effort to help get the neighborhood prepared in case an emergency or a natural disaster happens.

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"The Ballard Prepares team, a committee of the Ballard District Council and a broad community network, with the funding of a Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Small and Simple grant and community donations, is offering free emergency first aid training to 90 people in the Ballard area. Our objective is to have 90 additional people who live and/or work in our community trained to be able to respond in an emergency. The course requires two online components to be completed before the one time - in person training - on Saturday January 26th from 9am-2pm. The online components includes blood-borne pathogens, first aid, and the in class component will include CPR and the use of AEDs.

Email ballardprepares@gmail.com for a simple registration form, or with questions. The first 90 people who complete the online training components will be eligible for the in person training which will earn you a CPR/First Aid card at the end of the training.

In exchange for this opportunity, we ask that you make a commitment of being available to respond in your community in emergencies."

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