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Free Red Cross Seminar Helps Workplaces Prepare for Emergencies

Grand Rapids Red Cross, Seminar Helps Workplaces Prepare for Emergencies
More businesses are realizing the importance of having a plan, so the American Red Cross is making this course available throughout the state.

The Red Cross of West Michigan will be hosting a free, half-day seminar in which individuals will learn how to keep their workplace safe and prepared in case of a disaster.

The Workplace Emergency Preparedness Seminar will be at the American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids Chapter at 1050 Fuller Ave. NE on September 19 at 9:00 a.m.

“More businesses are realizing the importance of having a plan, so the American Red Cross is making this course available throughout the state,” said Kelly Hudson, Regional Communications Officer for the American Red Cross of West Michigan. “The Greater Grand Rapids Chapter began teaching the seminar in 2011, and has had close to 100 schools, non-profits, and other businesses in West Michigan attend.”

The Workplace Emergency Preparedness Seminar originated in Detroit after the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. During that time, many businesses wanted to get prepared but were unsure on where to begin. Attendees will learn what disasters could happen at their workplace, based on their location and nearby facilities, and how to communicate a plan and train employees.

Pre-registration is required to attend the seminar, which is being offered at no cost. To sign up or learn about other dates and locations, contact Jen Moore at jennefer.moore@redcross.org or call (616) 456-8661 ext. 3412.

For more information on how to give, get trained or get involved with the American Red Cross, visit: redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.