Free CERT class starts July 9 in Danbury

weston-cert_logoA free Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) course will take place in Danbury beginning Tuesday, July 9, at 6 p.m. The 20-hour course, coordinated by the Western Connecticut Health Network Emergency Medical Services in collaboration with the Danbury Public Health Department and Danbury public safety agencies, ends Saturday, July 20.

The 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, or for more information, contact Lisa King Riley, 203-797-4625 or email [email protected]

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