Emergency preparedness classes are Eagle Scout project

Recent natural and man-made disasters caused a greater awareness of the need for personal and home preparedness throughout the nation.

Although no major disaster has occurred in the Minden/Gardnerville area, being prepared may be the difference between surviving and not surviving should one occur, according to Patrick Weaver.

For his Eagle Scout project, Weaver has chosen a project that will assist members of the community to prepare for such an emergency of both personal and home needs.

Emergency preparedness classes will be given, as part of Weaver's Eagle Scout project, 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 4 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints cultural hall at the corner of Spruce and Deseret Drive in Minden. The class will include how to prepare your home for natural or man-made disasters.

The classes will also include a 72-hour food survival kit. The cost of the food survival kit will be $5.50 and will sustain one adult for 72 hours (please send money for the kit before Jan. 30). This kit has a shelf life of five years. Food kits must be prepaid. Checks can be sent to: Patrick Weaver Eagle Project, P.O. Box 2805, Gardnerville, NV 89460.

Instruction will also include the necessity of a 72-hour survival kit and how to construct and store the kit. Fire and emergency medical technician personnel will give classes to participants on what is needed to prepare your home for disasters and personal survival techniques.

For more information about this event, call Patrick Weaver at 782-6798.


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