Disaster preparedness training for teenagers

The final free teen disaster preparedness program for the summer will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 16 to 19 through the University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program.

Youths ages 13-18 are eligible for participation.

The My PI Hawai’i Disaster Preparedness program trains youths in fire safety and suppression, light search and rescue, CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) training, and other subjects to complete the Teen Certified Emergency Response Team program. In addition, youths work with family and friends to develop emergency kits and plans in the community.

The program will be offered at the UH-Maui College campus.

Students do not need to be current 4-H members to participate in the program and there is no cost to participate. Youths completing the training and community service receive free disaster preparedness equipment and backpacks.

Youths may apply by submitting an application found at www.mypihawaii.org/students/student-application.

For additional information regarding the program or to sign up, contact Nancy Ooki, 4-H Youth Development Programs, UH Manoa Extension at ooki@hawaii.edu, or (808) 244-3242 ext. 225.