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May 22, 2013 |  By: Allison

Disaster Class

Individuals wishing to assist in the recovery from recent storms in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas will have a chance to take part in a special training class tomorrow in St. Joseph. The Midland Empire Chapter of the American Red Cross will be hosting the entry level training class for disaster relief. The course will cover a number of issues including and how to manage a shelter for twenty four hours. Emergency Services Director, Karla Long, says those motivated to help need the training before they can be deployed.

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Long says individuals must be able to pass a background check, be in good health, and also be available for a fourteen day deployment.

Deployment is not guaranteed. In order to attend the class, preregistration is required.

To preregister, call the Midland Empire chapter of the American Red Cross at 816-232-8439. Preregistration will end later today.

The class will be held from 9 am to 4 pm tomorrow at the Midland Empire Chapter in Saint Joseph.