Learn with Peoria County: Safety & Preparedness

Registration requested, but not required. Call the library at 309-274-2719 or register online at https://bit.ly/2Gmq327.

SITUATIONAL AWARENESS: A LIFE SAFETY SKILL
Tue., Apr 2 @ 6 pm

In a world full of distractions, being situationally aware and attuned to our environment is not always at the forefront of our minds. Join Captain Doug Gaa of the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office as he walks through the importance of Situational Awareness as it applies to home, public places, suspicious activity, the behaviors of those around us, and making the safest decisions when facing a threat or issue of concern.

ARE YOU PREPARED? DISASTER & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Tue., Apr 9 @ 6 pm

While we can never know when or where the next disaster will strike, we can do our best to keep ourselves and our families safe when it does. Join the Peoria City/County Health Department’s Director of Emergency Management and Preparedness, Jason Marks, as he explains the best ways to prepare and protect your family by developing a family emergency plan, identifying points of contact, and creating an emergency preparedness kit so you can be prepared before disaster strikes.

PERSONAL SAFETY: DON’T BECOME A VICTIM
Tue., Apr 23 @ 6 pm

The first step to avoid becoming a victim is knowing how to protect yourself. The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office Victim Services Coordinator, Aimee Shinall, will explain the best practices in helping to keep your family safe from abusive behaviors, residential burglary, common scams, and more.

CYBER SAFETY: STAYING SAFE ON THE INTERNET
Tue., May 7 @ 6 pm

As technology continues to play such an important role in our day-to-day lives, it is important to stay vigilant against threats in the digital world. Join Detective Scott Gamboe of the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office for a forensic exploration into the dangers of the Internet and how you can protect yourself against Internet scams, phishing, identity theft, and more.

 

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