Current Readiness Condition: 4 (Preparation)

Current Readiness Condition

Public Emergency First AId

All sessions are free and open to the public.
Advance registration is required.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People: Emergency First Aid You Need to Know

Saturday, October 8 at 9 AM

What starts out as a typical day in Lakewood Ranch can quickly turn to tragedy – due to an accident or medical emergency. Knowing how to react in those first few minutes is critical and could make the difference toward a positive outcome.


This 90-minute session focuses on Emergency First Aid for the general public. No medical experience needed. You’ll hear how to quickly evaluate an emergency situation, assessing the ABCs, and learning what YOU can do before the first responders arrive. You’ll learn steps you can take to aid choking and bleeding victims. We’ll also show you how to use an AED Defibrillator, a potentially lifesaving device used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. This is one session you can’t afford to miss! 


Advance registration is required. Seating will be limited at Town Hall. 

Hurricane Prep for LWR Residents

Saturday, August 27 at 9 AM - Event Concluded

Hurricane season began June 1. Indicators are pointing to a higher-than-average hurricane season for 2022. Attending this educational session will help you prepare. Learn about the extreme weather threats we face in Lakewood Ranch and what you can do to keep yourself and your family safe. We’ll cover the evacuate-or-stay decision, how to prepare if you choose to evacuate or go to a shelter, and how to prepare to shelter at home. Suggestions will be provided for supplies to have on hand and pet preparations.

Due to overwhelming response, this is an encore presentation of our May 10 event.


Hurricane Prep for LWR Residents
Hurricane Prep Supplies

Pet Emergency First Aid

Saturday, March 12 at 9 AM - Event Concluded

If you are one of the 70% of households in the U.S. with a pet, this educational session is for you.

 Do you know what to do during the first few critical moments when your pet is choking, having a seizure or has sustained an injury? This 90-minute session will provide you with valuable information that could make the difference in the outcome of a potentially bad situation for your pet. We will also cover hurricane prep tips for pet owners, including what to pack in your pet go-bag and what supplies to have on hand when a hurricane is predicted for Lakewood Ranch.

Pet Emergency First Aid
Dr. Terry Clekis, DVM
Before an Emergency