Facebook Twitter Facebook Local NewsGovernment Previous articlePERMIAN BASIN PROFILE: Permian’s McCoy adjusting to leadership role with Lady PanthersNext articleACEC Daddy Daughter Dance admin Twitter WhatsApp Ector County color logo Pinterest Matthew Stringer FacebookA campaign fundraiser reception supporting Matthew Stringer for Ector County Justice of the Peace is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the home of Joshua E Crawford, 4666 Fountain Lane.Light refreshments will be served.The evening includes socializing and visiting with the candidate. By admin – January 25, 2018 WhatsApp Reception and fundraiser set for JP candidate Pinterest
VESTAL (WBNG) — Students at Binghamton University have a new opportunity to learn about how to react in an emergency situation. A new course, General Emergency Preparedness, teaches students how to deal with both natural and man-made disasters. It’s a mix of hands-on learning as well as lecture-style discussions. The idea for the class was designed by a graduate student who saw a need. Hubeny and Crisman say the course shifts the ‘not me’ perspective. “Just turning on the evening news we see things are happening here at home, and anywhere across the country, across the world,” said Crisman. “The goal is to allow the students to develop some individual resiliency. So if they find themselves in an emergency situation, they’ll know how to protect themselves and potentially help others,” he said. “It’s human nature to think that an emergency is not going to happen to you. But the reality is often times it does and it’s usually unexpected. So the better prepared you are, the more knowledge, skills, and abilities you have, is the safer you’re going to be and potentially you’re going to have the ability to help others,” said Hubeny. Instructors say interest is peaked, with spots filling right away. “We’ve offered preparedness classes through a variety of means on campus. Whether it’s CPR, first aid classes, bleeding control, things like that are offered regularly throughout the semester and have been for years. But this is a unique change for us, that’s being offered in an academic setting in a class environment,” said Office of Emergency Management executive director David Hubeny. Hubeny also teaches the class. “Across the board, students said they were excited to take a class that would prepare them and that was applicable to outside academia, to outside their majors,” said instructor and emergency management coordinator Cait Crisman. The class is being offered this semester for the first time, to 20 students. And in the world we live in today, a course like this is all the more important.