Douglas County Emergency Management will offer an eight-week Community Emergency Response course starting Sept. 11. The class will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each Tuesday at Lecompton Fire and Rescue, 415 Boone St. in Lecompton.
The free course trains the public in basic disaster response skills. Students will learn skills such as how to put out small fires, provide medical assistance and conduct search and rescue operations.
Students must be 18 or older to take the class. Preregistration is required by applying online at www.douglas-county.com or by calling the Emergency Management office at 838-2460.