WEST HOLLYWOOD—The Los Angeles Fire Department will offer free emergency response classes on Saturday, October 13, Saturday, October 20, and Saturday, October 27 at West Hollywood Park Auditorium located at 647 North San Vicente Blvd.

The goal is to prepare the community to be ready to respond to emergencies related to possible disasters in the region, such as earthquakes and fires.

According to the city of West Hollywood website, the course focuses on helping residents respond to other members of the community when the police, fire, and medical professionals cannot reach everyone in need during a disaster.

The three-session course will prepare West Hollywood residents with life-saving skills in disaster psychology, emergency medical operations, fire safety, and other areas. Residents being prepared can help reduce anxiety for others during an emergency. 

For example, skilled residents can become useful partners with the response teams staff, facilitating the process of evacuation.

Los Angeles County Community Services Representative, Maria Grycan will teach the 20-hour course that will take place on October 13, 20 and 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Residents will receive the certification of completion after attending all three sessions.

To enroll in the course contact Rob Winrader at rwinrader@weho.org or (323) 848-6580.

To obtain additional details on the course visit the following links