Durango Fire Protection District and Durango Parks and Recreation have partnered to offer free classes for community members interested in learning about safe practices for outdoor adventures or at home.
Classes will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on select Wednesdays at Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave.
April 14: Dangerous venomous critters. Learn about different types of rattlesnakes found in the Durango area and what to do if bitten. The class will also include information about protection from bears and mountain lions.May 12: Basic first aid. Learn about bleeding control, shock and fracture stabilization, and what to do if someone experiences a seizure. June 16: Smoking and vaping: The real deal. Detailed information will be provided about how smoking and vaping affect the body from the cellular level to brain nerve responses as well as diseases and illnesses that can result from use.July 14: House fires: The risks and causes. Learn about causes of house fires and how to prevent them.Aug. 11: Fire extinguishers: How and when to use them. Learn about how to use fire extinguishers and types of fires that can and cannot be put out with fire extinguishers.Classes are limited to 20 people to allow for social distancing. Masks will be required during classes, and participants may be asked to assist with disinfection practices.
To sign up, contact Tosh Black at [email protected] or 382-6014.
For more information, contact John Robinette at [email protected] or 375-7323.