Updated: 4 days ago
PLEASANTON – The Linn County Emergency Management department announced on Tuesday, June 28, that the emergency training sessions set to begin Thursday, June 30 have been cancelled.
Linda Simons, emergency planner, said that out of respect for Josh Haynes, a Pleasanton firefighter who died last week battling a fire in Pleasanton, the department decided to postpone the sessions. There was no word yet when the course with nine evening sessions will be scheduled to begin.
The CERT training teaches individuals to prepare for disruptive events by educating them about potential hazards in the area, emergency response skills, and assembling emergency response supplies. This will help residents in planning ahead of an emergency to care for their family and community.
Note: An earlier version of this story misspelled Linda Simons' name. We regret the error.