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Posted on: November 30, 2017

CERT Training Schedule: “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”. Classes Begin In January 2018.

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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.


CERT Schedule 2018


January 15 - Monday (6:30-9:30) Intro, CERT Overview & Organization, Disaster Preparedness
January 22 - Monday (6:30-9:30) Fire Safety
January 27 - Saturday (9 -3:00) CPR & Basic First Aid (9-4:00)
January 29 - Monday (6:30-9:30) Terrorism/CERT Organization
February 5 - Monday (6:30-9:30) Search & Rescue, & Triage
February 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 brandtb@colonialheightsva.gov or call 524-8773. All citizens and businesses are welcomed to attend this free training.

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