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City sponsors emergency course in Spanish

Beaverton will offer what is believed to be Oregon's first culturally adapted emergency and disaster preparedness course in Spanish.

The "Listos!" course, which is a collaboration with the city of Beaverton, Washington County and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, will meet five Wednesday evenings beginning May 6.

The program is similar to CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training the city offers. Graduates of the "Listos!" program will be able to participate in additional training and events with Beaverton CERT.

"I am really proud of our partnership and excited that Beaverton is the first city in Oregon to offer culturally specific lifesaving programs like this," Mayor Denny Doyle said.

For details, contact the city's emergency manager, Mike Mumaw, at 503-526-2344 or mmumaw@BeavertonOregon.gov. Information is available in Spanish.

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