Jim Kusz

Longtime disaster-preparedness educator Jim Kusz will return to Oregon Coast Community College in February 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.

In a humorous but fact-filled presentation, Kusz walks participants through the simple steps they can take to be prepared for everything from an asteroid strike to a zombie pandemic — if ever one should occur.

Kusz, a captain with North Lincoln Fire & Rescue, will lead the class from 5:30 to 8 pm on Thursdays, Feb. 20 and 27.

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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