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First responders respond 'yes' to MyPI

 

First responders and Mississippi State University Extension Service will partner to offer the Mississippi Youth Preparedness Initiative this summer for youth ages 13 to 19. Pictured, seated from left, are Lowndes County Emergency Management Coordinator Cindy Lawrence, MSU MyPI Coordinator Dr. Ryan Akers and Capt. Frederick C. Shelton of the Columbus Police Department. Standing are Battalion Chief Mark Ward of the Columbus Fire Department, Director of Ambulance Service Edwin Mitchell of Baptist Memorial Hospital and MSU Extension Agent Sharon Patrick.

First responders and Mississippi State University Extension Service will partner to offer the Mississippi Youth Preparedness Initiative this summer for youth ages 13 to 19. Pictured, seated from left, are Lowndes County Emergency Management Coordinator Cindy Lawrence, MSU MyPI Coordinator Dr. Ryan Akers and Capt. Frederick C. Shelton of the Columbus Police Department. Standing are Battalion Chief Mark Ward of the Columbus Fire Department, Director of Ambulance Service Edwin Mitchell of Baptist Memorial Hospital and MSU Extension Agent Sharon Patrick.
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First responders are partnering with Mississippi State University Extension Service to assist with Mississippi Youth Preparedness Initiative (MyPI) trainings. MyPI fosters emergency preparedness, civic responsibility and leadership for teens ages 13 to 19 through a 10-week/2 hours per week program. Participants will gain skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety and suppression, disaster medical ops, treatment of injuries, search and rescue and community service.  

 

For registration and more information, contact the Mississippi State University Extension Service-Lowndes County Office at 663-328-2111.

 

 

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