Page County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Trained CERT members fill a vital role in the moments immediately following an emergency before first responders arrive on scene. Training involves basic disaster preparedness, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, triage and first aid, disaster psychology and terrorism awareness. CERT members also support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community, both in spreading the word about preparedness and in assisting agencies during response operations.
The classes will be Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A rain/snow date will be scheduled for March 5, 2016. A CPR/First Aid is scheduled on March 12, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for those that will be taking the CERT classes that need to be certified. Location of the classes will be announced at a later date.
The classes will cover Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, CERT Organization, Disaster Psychology, Terrorism, Disaster Simulation and CPR/First Aid.