SAN JUAN — The Hidalgo County Office of Emergency Management is teaming up with the Sheriff’s Office to provide free preparedness training for rural residents of Hidalgo County.

Under the name “Prepared Not Scared,” the initiative is intended to help rural residents be proactive in preparing themselves and their households for potentially devastating weather events, fires and other types of emergencies.

The training will introduce participants to basic information on personal and family preparedness as well as response priorities and strategies for working with family members and neighbors.

According to a news release, both agencies are working with community outreach projects as well as ARISE (A Resource in Serving Equality), LUPE (La Unión del Pueblo Entero) and Proyecto Azteca.

The training will be divided into five different classes: “Census: How will Hidalgo County Benefit?,” “The Importance of 911,” “Fire Plans and Prevention,” “Crime Prevention” and “Domestic Violence.”

The “Prepared Not Scared” training is scheduled for Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Precinct 2 Community Resource Center located at 509 East Earling Rd. in San Juan.