Training that could save your life and the lives of your family and neighbors will be offered beginning Monday, January 15, 2018, for the Colonial Heights Emergency Response Team, (CERT). This training provides citizens with the basic emergency response skills that are essential in the critical time after a disaster and before emergency responders arrive on scene. Instructors provide hands-on training in critical areas such as disaster preparedness, fire safety and suppression, CPR and First Aid, search and rescue techniques, emergency communications and disaster psychology. Graduates earn a certificate and CERT emergency gear. Participants must be 18 years of age.
January 15 - Monday (6:30-9:30) Intro, CERT Overview & Organization, Disaster PreparednessJanuary 22 - Monday (6:30-9:30) Fire SafetyJanuary 27 - Saturday (9 -3:00) CPR & Basic First Aid (9-4:00)January 29 - Monday (6:30-9:30) Terrorism/CERT OrganizationFebruary 5 - Monday (6:30-9:30) Search & Rescue, & TriageFebruary 10 - Saturday (9-4:00) Disaster Psychology & Exercise, Graduation
Classes will be held at the Public Safety Building’s Training Room, located at 100-B Highland Avenue. To register for this program email Beverley Brandt, CERT Program Manager at email@example.com or call 524-8773. All citizens and businesses are welcomed to attend this free training.