Emergency preparedness meeting for the deaf and hard of hearing community happening Tuesday

Posted at 11:22 AM, Jun 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-13 14:22:45-04

Tuesday the Independent Living Center of Kern County (ILCKC) is holding an Emergency Disaster Preparedness Training session for those who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. 

The event is taking place by a grant awarded by FM Global Fire Prevention to train those who are deaf or hard of hearing for a fire or emergency disaster, know how to protect themselves, and stay safe.

Along with the training provided by Red Cross of Kern, a one-person, three-day Go Kit will be given to each attendee. An ASL interpreter will be provided by ILCKC.




Independent Living Center of Kern County mission is to empower people with disabilities to grow creatively, professionally, and personally; and to educate the community about disability-related issues. ILCKC has been empowering individuals with disabilities to live as independently as they can since 1981. ILCKC offers core programs and services to provide the empowerment needed for people with disabilities. Among the programs offered at ILCKC, Independent Living Skills Training as one of the main core services.


WHO: Independent Living Center of Kern County 

WHAT: Emergency preparedness training for Deaf & Hard of Hearing community

WHERE: ILCKC office 5251 Office Park Drive, Suite 200, Bakersfield, CA

WHEN: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 


For more information on ILCKC or the Emergency Disaster Preparedness Training, please contact ILCKC at 661-325-1063. Video phone number is 661-369-8966.

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