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Chesterfield’s CERT Training begins July 10

June 16, 2017
Community Emergency Response Team

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — For those interested in being better prepared for disasters and emergencies, Chesterfield County’s popular Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, training will begin on Monday, July 10.

This 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 each Monday morning for eight consecutive weeks. Topics include light duty search and rescue, fire safety and suppression, basic medical care, terrorism awareness, emergency communications and disaster psychology. 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 enroll early. The deadline to enroll is Monday, July 5.

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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