This is a community outreach program intended to provide fundamental Disaster Preparedness skills to area residents, at no cost to them, so they can better protect themselves, their families, and potentially their neighbors until "first responder" help arrives.
What is CERT?
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a program that educates citizens about the hazards they face in their community and trains them in basic lifesaving skills. The basic CERT training program is a 24 hour course, delivered one evening per week over a 7-week period. This course combines both academic and hands-on instruction; and includes the following topics: Disaster Preparedness, Pandemic Awareness, Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Ops, Light Search & Rescue, Team Organization, Disaster Psychology, Terrorism, and a final Exercise/Simulation.
All the instructors are highly qualified first responders from area Emergency Squads, Fire Departments, and Law Enforcement. These instructors have volunteered their time to provide this education/training.
For more information, or class schedule, you can contact the Program Manager by phone at 607.748.3061, send an e-mail to email@example.com, or check out the web-site at www.townofunion.com and click on the CERT logo.