Towns County Emergency Management Agency offers CPR training

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Towns County CPR

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is offering a three-hour CPR and First Aid certification course to the public Friday, March 16, 2018, beginning at 3 p.m.

The class will take place at the Towns County Library, located next to the Towns County Courthouse.

EMA Director Brandon Walls, a paramedic and class instructor, tells FetchYourNews that in a critical cardiac event, acting fast and knowing what to do is the key to survival.

“Around 400,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest events occur every year in the U.S. Over 90 percent of potentially savable individuals experiencing an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest will die or suffer irreversible damage before help can arrive,” Walls explained. “The biggest reason for this large statistic is an untrained public. No age group is unaffected by this statistic.”

“First responders encounter these events every day and see family members who simply do not know what to do in an emergency,” Walls said.

Would you like to know what to do? Would you like to help family or friends in a critical emergency situation? Would you like to help lower the statistics?

If the answer is yes, register by calling 706-809-0454 or visiting the Towns County Public Library on South Berrong Street in Hiawassee.

The cost of the course is $30, paid by cash or check. The fee covers necessary materials, as well as a certification card.

Future classes may be offered based on demand.

Towns County EMA encourages citizens to visit their Facebook page and extends appreciation to the Towns County Public Library for hosting the event.


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September: National Preparedness Month

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Towns County, GA – September is National Preparedness Month and Towns County government, along with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and Homeland Security, encourage residents to prepare for unexpected situations in advance.

Towns County, along with a nationwide coalition of thousands of private, public, and nonprofit organizations, will host local events and initiatives designed to motivate people to take the necessary steps to ensure their homes, workplaces and communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies.

“National Preparedness Month is a perfect opportunity for people to evaluate their emergency plan, and if they don’t have one, to make one,” says Rickey Mathis, Director of Towns County Emergency Management Agency.

Residents can learn how to prepare and stay informed in the event of natural or man-made disasters by visiting

By creating a Ready Profile, Georgians can construct a tailor-made plan for their families which will include the specific amount of supplies necessary for household Ready kits.

In addition, the Ready Georgia mobile app provides preparedness information on the go.





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