CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA —Are you interested in training that will better prepare you for disasters and emergencies? Chesterfield County’s popular Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, training is scheduled to begin Oct. 2.
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 each Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 8 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 persons aged 18 and older who apply. Space is limited so enroll early.
Online registration is available at www.chesterfield.gov/CERT. If you are unable to enroll online or have questions, email CERT@chesterfield.gov or call 804-751-CERT (2378).