Montauk needs to have a shelter at the ready in case of a major storm, but in order to do so, shelter attendants are needed.
The Montauk Fire Department is sponsoring an American Red Cross training for shelter attendants on April 13 at the Montauk firehouse from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
"This is a community effort to protect the residents and guests of our community," First Assistant Chief John J. McDonald wrote in a letter to the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, inviting its members to take part.
"This training session will teach volunteers how to help those people that are evacuated to shelters in the event of adverse weather conditions or other emergency situations," McDonald wrote.
If you are interested in attending, you may contact the fire department, or the chamber of commerce, if you are a member.
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