BELLINGHAM - The public can dig deep into preparing for emergencies and disasters that could affect the region during a five-part seminar that runs every other Sunday from Sept. 15 through Nov. 3.
The preparedness seminars, titled "Disaster Readiness 201," will be 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Luke's Health and Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway.
The sessions will cover practical ways to prepare for emergencies and disasters, and begin in National Preparedness Month in September.
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is hosting the seminars by local emergency management professional Marcus Deyerin, who also teaches the topic at Western Washington University.
Seminar dates and topics are:
Sept. 15 - How government prepares for and responds to disasters.
Sept. 29 - How to assess your own hazards and risks.
Oct. 13 - Key ingredients to an effective preparedness strategy.
Oct. 27 - Long-term disaster recovery strategies.
Nov. 3 - Developing community resilience in your neighborhood, workplace and school.
Registration isn't required. Find more details online at ccrresilience.org.
Reach Kie Relyea at 360-715-2234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.