During the recent ice jam event, Kent Emergency Management says an overwhelming number of people volunteered to assist. Because of the outpouring, they are offering Kent residents a chance to participate in a classroom format training by the Red Cross. The classes cover various types of disaster training for free. Sheltering is a course that the Kent Office of Emergency Management recommends because it covers all the basic needs in disasters in a 6 to 8 hour class. In order to hold a class in Kent, John Grant says they need at least 10 people to sign up, via email at email@example.com.