MEDIA ADVISORY–Vanderbilt faculty and staff to join "army of citizen responders"

Faculty and staff of the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University will be the first on campus to take part in the Nashville Area Red Cross’ "Together We Prepare" training later this week.

In the spring, Sen. Bill Frist and Mayor Bill Purcell endorsed this three-year Red Cross program as a means of making Nashville the most prepared city in the Southeast in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. By encouraging its employees to participate in this training, Vanderbilt joins with dozens of other Nashville-area companies in realizing the goal of our citizens’ being prepared for anything and standing ready to help others in need.

The "Together We Prepare" program includes four steps for preparedness: build or buy a disaster kit, make a disaster plan, get trained and give blood. Participants in the training receive professional instruction in the basics of disaster preparation, CPR, use of an automated external defibrillator, first aid and how to make a disaster kit.

WHAT: "Together We Prepare" disaster readiness training

WHERE: Averbuch Auditorium at the Owen School, 401 21st Ave. S. Parking available across the street in the Wesley Place Garage (turn off 21st Avenue South onto Scarritt Place; garage entrance is on right behind Alpine Bagel).

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 24
Three sessions are offered: 9-10:30 a.m.,
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3 p.m.

Media Contact: Susanne Loftis, (615) 322-NEWS

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