Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training comes to Seldovia!

| February 27, 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.

This is a national program administered locally by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management.  Our goal is to train people to care for themselves, their families, and their communities in a disaster.  At the conclusion of the class, participants have the option of joining the CERT team.  If people wish to join the CERT team they are issued basic safety/response gear and are given the opportunity for additional training and activities.

The Office of Emergency Management is bringing this training to Seldovia with the cooperation of the Seldovia Fire Department, the Seldovia Village Tribe, and the State of Alaska Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management.  Class sessions include:

Training Schedule

All class sessions will be held at the SVT conference center.  To reserve your spot in the class, please sign up at the post office or online at www.kpvolunteers.org/seldovia.asp.

There is no cost for the class, people of all ages (13 +) and physical abilities are welcome.  All supplies required for the class will be provided.  If you have any questions, please contact Dan Nelson, program coordinator, at dnelson@borough.kenai.ak.us or at 262-2098.

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