Thursday, September 18, 2014

Emergency Training Classes In October

LABELLE, FL. -- Do you want to participate in the free 24 hour training available to volunteers in our community who would like to learn how to respond to emergencies in your neighborhood, workplace, or community? 

Nancy Tanner Training and Exercise Coordinator with Hendry County Emergency Management will be teaching the 20 hour Basic CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training. 

Training class is from 9:00 a.m.-4:00p.m. Monday and Wednesday October. 6, 8, 13 and 15 at the Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall located at 310 Campbell Street, LaBelle. Participants will need to bring their lunch.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, 

CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

To register before October 5th contact Nancy Tanner at the Hendry County Emergency Management 863-674-5400 or call Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church 863-675-0656. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants

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