Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Program To Hold Basic Training Class

By: Greg St. James
CERT Program Manager

The next CERT class is scheduled to begin April 11, 2013. The class runs Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. April 11 through May 11 at:

Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters
100 Edison Park Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Please note that the final practical will be on Saturday May 11th to avoid Mother's Day.

The initial CERT Training equals 30 hours of instruction and hands on exercises. Each session is unique so please confirm the hours and your availability before committing to participate.

The topics currently covered within the 30 hours are: Disaster Preparedness, Damage Assessment, First Aid, CPR /AED, Triage, FRS Radio Use, Fire Safety / Fire Extinguisher Usage, Light Search and Rescue, Hazardous Materials Awareness, Incident Command System (NIMS), Pet Safety, Terrorism Awareness, and Mass Casualty Response. The final class is a practical hand’s on culmination of the training you’ve received.

All applicants are requested to make a good faith effort to attend every class; missed units must be made up before the Official FEMA Certificate of Completion is given.

Go here to Learn More About CERT Training

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Learn more at: Montgomery County CERT

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