Jim Kusz

Forget disaster movies on Netflix; if you want to spend a couple of evenings being bombarded with potential peril, Oregon Coast Community College has you covered.

Longtime disaster-preparedness educator Jim Kusz will return for another presentation of his popular, two-part class on how to survive everything from wildfires to tsunamis.

“Disaster Preparedness in the Pacific Northwest” explores the environmental, meteorological and man-made events have struck the region and how to prepare for them in the future. Students learn what supplies they and their families will need to ride out a short-term disaster, and what they might need to stay comfortable in the event of a long-term emergency.

Kusz, a captain with North Lincoln Fire & Rescue, will lead the class from 5:30 to 8 pm on Thursdays, Jan. 24 and 31.

The class recently won Kusz the Golden Sparky Award, the Office of State Fire Marshal’s highest award for achievement in fire prevention and fire safety.

The class is offered free of charge, thanks to Oregon Coast Community College and the North Lincoln Fire and Rescue District. Pre-registration is required.

To register, go to http://www.oregoncoastcc.org/disaster-preparedness or call 541-996-6222.

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