Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) returns to Seldovia!

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Dan Nelson

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Have you ever wanted to find a way to contribute to the community if something major occurred?  The Community Emergency Response Team or CERT is a mechanism to do just that – we prepare for large scale emergencies and natural disasters and act as a bridge between our established responders and community members.  CERT training is an all-volunteer program that consists of basic training sessions that teach skills in disaster preparedness, fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, team organization, and more.

Why take this training?  This provides basic skills in responding to an emergency or disaster in the community.  This isn’t a class if you are interested in becoming a firefighter or emergency medical technician.  Instead, this training is a primer on how to help during an event where normal response may be overwhelmed, such as a large scale earthquake or other natural disaster.

There is no obligation to volunteer or commit to additional training once the initial sessions are completed.

Class sessions include:

Thursday, May 8, 2014 6pm – 9pm Disaster Preparedness
Friday, May 9, 2014 7pm – 9pm Fire/Utility Control
Saturday May 10, 2014 9am – 5pmWednesday, May 14, 2014 6pm –9pm Disaster Medical Operations Pt. 1 & 2Light Search & Rescue
Thursday, May 15, 2014 6pm – 9pm CERT Organization
Friday, May 16, 2014 7pm – 9pm Disaster Psychology, Terrorism and CERT
Saturday, May 17, 2014 9am – 3pm Disaster Simulation

All class sessions will be held at the Susan B. English school  To reserve your spot in the class, please sign up online atwww.kpvolunteers.org/seldovia.asp.

There is no cost or obligation for the class, people of all ages (13 +) and physical abilities are welcome.  All supplies required for the class will be provided.  Participants who successfully complete the training will receive a starter kit of emergency gear.  If you have any questions, please contact Dan Nelson, program coordinator, at dnelson@kpb.us or at 262-2098.

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