Oct 29 ~ General Projects Council Meeting Montrose County Fairgrounds, 6:30pm
Nov 2-4 ~ Colorado 4-H Leadership Conference in Glenwood Springs, (6th-9th Grades)
Nov 5 ~ Montrose 4-H Council Meeting, 7pm in the upstairs Black Canyon RM (Please use back stairs)
Nov 11 ~ Ouray County Achievement & Awards, 2pm at the Ridgway 4-H Center
Nov 12 & 22-23 ~ CSU Extension Office Closed for Holiday Observances
MyPI (My Preparedness Initiative) teaches youth preparedness, leadership and educational outreach in the face of community or natural disasters. The program takes youth ages 8-18 through a 5 to 10 week instructional course, and trains them on how to respond in different emergency situations. The course contains 3 components.
In Component A, teenagers will complete the United States Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency-certified CERT training and corresponding modules focusing on Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety and Utility Control, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, CERT Organization, Disaster Psychology, and Terrorism and CERT as well as all Hazard-related Annexes.
In Component B, the Add-On Catalog features certification in CPR and AED usage, along with a technology track comprised of awareness programs focusing on HAM Radio, NOAA Weather Radio, Smoke Alarm Maintenance, and Smart Phone Apps and Social Media in Emergency Preparedness. The Add-On Catalog also includes a Disaster Simulation, and a Career Track that focuses on public safety, fire service, and emergency management careers.
The final element of the program, Component C, includes a comprehensive family and community service project entitled "Prep + 6" in which each participant helps develop emergency supply kits and emergency communication plans for their household AND 6 additional households. This component allows for significant enhancement in individual, family, and community preparedness and resilience. To graduate from the program, students must complete all components.
This program will be facilitated in the TRI River Area by MyPI Trainer, Brandon Creamer. For more information about this upcoming course and how you can participate please contact Brandon at 970-249-3935 or e-mail him at email@example.com
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