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Where we live: Town of Tonawanda

Town of Tonawanda

Residents of the town, Village of Kenmore and City of Tonawanda are invited to sign up for free classes that teach emergency preparedness skills and how to deal with natural or man-made disasters.

The town’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) begins its next nine-class course on March 28 at the Timothy Goff Public Safety Training Center, 70 Fire Tower Drive, off Two Mile Creek Road. The group will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. every Monday through May 16.

Topics include: Disaster preparedness, fire safety, light search and rescue, emergency medical operations, disaster psychology and terrorism. Classes includes academic and hands-on instruction, followed by a disaster simulation training exercise on May 21.

Participants must be at least 16 years old and attend all sessions. To register, visit or email

This week:

• The Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department holds its 20th annual chicken barbecue today from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the station, 16 Nash Road. Drive-thru meals only will be available for $10.

• The Ken-Ton School Board will hold a budget work session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria at Hoover Middle School, 249 Thorncliff Road.

• A work session of the Kenmore Village Board begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the mayor’s office at the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A regular meeting follows at 8 in Council Chambers.

• The town’s Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the second-floor conference room at the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave.

• The Town Board’s Safety Committee meets at 9 a.m. Friday in conference room 101 of the Police Department, 1835 Sheridan Drive.