The city of Germantown is offering a free Community Emergency Response Training.
"Adults of all abilities and specialties are invited to participate in upcoming Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) sessions," City of Germantown, Tennessee has mentioned in its website.
The 20-hour course covers disaster preparedness, fire suppression, basic medical operations, light search and rescue and team operations.
CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace when professional responders are not immediately available to help during emergencies.
|Community Emergency Response Team in action (Source: www.fema.gov)|
According to Ready.gov, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities.
Emergency preparedness classes will take place March 27, 28 and April 11 at Fire Station 4, 3031 Forest Hill-Irene Road. Friday sessions begin at 7 p.m., Saturday sessions at 8:30 a.m.
For more information or to register, contact Sherrye Harris at (901) 757-7203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergency Response Team Benefits Your Community
-The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates you about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact your area.
-If an emergency occurs, you as a CERT members can apply the training learned in the classroom and during exercises to give critical support to your community until help arrives.
-As a CERT members, you can also assist with non-emergency projects that improve the safety of the community.
Original post: Natural Disasters List March 22, 2015