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The Mississippi State University Campus-Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) is hosting an emergency/disaster readiness program titled PREP -- Personal Readiness and Emergency Preparation -- on Friday, July 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Bost Extension Center.

The free program is open to all members of the university, Starkville and Oktibbeha County communities.

Representatives from MSU Extension, Mississippi Department of Health, Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, OSERVS, Red Cross, Oktibbeha County Hospital, and the Starkville Fire Department will offer training on a number of topics including Evacuation Planning, Disaster Preparedness Kits and Communication Plans, Basic First Aid, Care for Animals, Children, Elderly (in times of disaster), Local Preparation and Recovery Recourses, and much more.

Lunch will be provided free of charge. Space is limited. To reserve a seat for the PREP program, sign up online at or download a registration form at".

For more information about PREP, contact the the Maroon Volunteer Center at 662-325-2150 or with PREP in the subject line.

For information on MSU's C-CERT, contact Ryan Akers at

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