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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 12:00 am

The Pikanii Action Team is holding a Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service (RASS) training from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the Kanaitapiwa Center, 509 1st St. NE, Browning.

The cost of the training is free; materials are optional for the businesses and can be ordered before the training. RSVP to Cheryl Little Dog if you would like training and materials.

The RASS training is part of the Montana Department of Revenue’s “Let’s Control It” program that teaches participants to recognize and prevent intoxication in others. Program participants are taught by certified instructors to detect the signs of intoxication and intervene effectively to prevent any alcohol-related problems. The course also teaches participants how to identify underage persons to help limit youth access to alcohol.

“The servers and sellers of alcohol in our community are the first line of defense in curbing underage drinking, over intoxication and drunk driving,” said Brooke McDonough with the Pikanii Action Team. “These professions have an obligation to the well-being of the communities and businesses. RASS training helps business owners lower their liability risk, and in some cases, reduce insurance premiums.” McDonough added, “This program is for bartenders, owners, managers, servers, bouncers or anyone that has a part in serving or selling alcohol.”

The “Let’s Control It” curriculum is provided by the Montana Department of Revenue, and participants will receive a certificate of completion.

For more information or to register for the course, please contact Seville Program Officer Cheryl Little Dog at Blackfeet Housing, 338-5673/471-4753, email swtpinewmn@yahoo.com, or Brooke McDonough at 399-0916.

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