JOHNSTOWN?- City Police Chief Mark P. Gifford has announced the Police Department will host a New York State Parks and Recreation snowmobile-safety education course.
Youths ages 10 to 17 must take the course and earn a safety certificate before they may operate a snowmobile in the state.
Adults18 and older may take the course to familiarize themselves with the proper use of a snowmobile and the changes in law that may apply to them or their children.
The course is free and consists of eight hours of classroom instruction over two nights.
All course materials will be furnished free to participants. Participants must pass an examination at the end of the course to be certified.
The course will be taught at the Johnstown Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps building, 231 N. Perry St., from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Attendance is required for both nights. Children must be at least 10 years old to be eligible.
Participants are asked to register by calling the police department at 736-4021. For more details, call Sgt. Christopher Stevens or Officer Adam Schwabrow at that number.