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Coconino County to teach teens emergency skills

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Posted at 6:07 AM, Dec 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-19 08:07:15-05

Coconino County authorities are offering emergency response training for teenagers in various area communities next month.

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office and county emergency managers plan to hold training sessions throughout January.

The Community Emergency Response Team Training will be provided for teens in the Williams, Tusayan and Parks areas.

Teens will learn how to assist others immediately after a natural disaster and suppress small fires.

Teens can attend a six-hour session, which will be held during the first three Saturdays of the month.

Chief Deputy Sheriff Jim Driscoll says there is a growing trend nationwide to prepare teens for emergency situations.