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Chesterfield County’s 56th Community Emergency Response Team Course begins March 13

February 20, 2017
Community Emergency Response Team
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA —Chesterfield County’s popular Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, training is scheduled to begin Monday, March 13. This training will help residents become better prepared for disasters and emergencies.

The initial training course teaches basic emergency response skills that are essential in the critical moments after a disaster, before first responders arrive. Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings over four consecutive weeks. The topics include light-duty search and rescue, fire safety and suppression, basic and advanced emergency care, terrorism awareness, emergency communications and disaster psychology. The graduates earn certificates and receive CERT emergency gear.

There is no charge for the course, which is open to residents, ages 18 and older. Space is limited so apply early. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 10.

Online registration is available at www.chesterfield.gov/CERT/ , by emailing CERT@chesterfield.gov , or by calling 804-751-CERT (2378). 
 


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