Kannapolis offers safety training for deaf, blind

Published 3:44 pm Wednesday, May 18, 2016

KANNAPOLIS – On June 3, Kannapolis Fire Department will host Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing/Deaf-Blind Day at Station No. 1, 300 Firehouse Drive, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with lunch to follow.

This training is the first of its kind in North Carolina and is made possible by the N.C. Office of State Fire Marshal, N.C Department of Health and Human Services, N.C. Fire & Life Safety Educators’ Association and Kannapolis Fire Department.

This free training seminar will provide fire safety training, evacuation planning and CPR/AED training to deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deaf-blind adults in the area. The event is limited to 50 attendees and early registration is encouraged.

To register, contact Brenda Lusk Freeman of the Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – N.C. Department of Health and Human Services at 704-568-8558, office; 800-835-5306, TTY; 800-835-5302, voice; 704-935-2043, videophone; 704-568-9516, fax; Brenda.Freeman@dhhs.nc.gov