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Town of Tonawanda

Residents of the Town of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda and Kenmore are invited to sign up for a free series of classes that teaches emergency preparedness skills and how to deal with natural or manmade disasters.

The Town of Tonawanda Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will hold its next nine-week training session beginning Sept. 9. The group will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and on two Saturdays at the Timothy Goff Public Safety Training Center, Fire Tower Road off of Two Mile Creek Road in the town.

Topics will include: Disaster preparedness, fire safety, light search and rescue, emergency medical operations, disaster psychology and terrorism. Classes includes academic and hands-on instruction followed by a disaster simulation training exercise.

Participants must be at least 18 years old (16 with parent approval) and attend all nine sessions. To register, contact Robert Lutz, emergency services and CERT coordinator for the Town of Tonawanda Police Department, at 879-6685 or rlutz@tonawanda.ny.us.

Also this week:

• The Kenmore Village Board meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A work session begins at 6:30 in the mayor’s office.

• Free rabies vaccinations will be administered to dogs, cats and ferrets from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Town of Tonawanda Highway Garage, 450 Woodward Ave. The clinic is sponsored by the Erie County Department of Health in association with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and the SPCA Serving Erie County.

• Ken-Ton Meals on Wheels will hold a BBQ, Blues & Beer fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the shelters in “The Grove” at Sheridan Park Golf Course. Chicken dinners cost $10; presale meals must be picked up by 6 p.m. Carry out is also available. Music will be provided by Randle & the Late Night Scandals. Call 874-3595 for ticket information.