The Nashville Office of Emergency Management still has some space available in the FREE Community Emergency Response Team training which starts this Saturday, May 4th and continues next Saturday May 11th. Class will be held from 8am – 4pm each day at South Police Precinct at 5101 Harding Place.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a program to train citizens from the community who can work together during large scale disasters to assist their neighborhood and surrounding areas affected. This training program includes classroom lectures and a lot of hands on activities. The training concludes with a simulated disaster situation that the class will need to work through as a team by combining everything they learned in the class.
Citizens will learn:
- disaster preparedness,
- how to cut off utilities,
- how to physically put out small fires, (yes…you will put out a fire yourself!)
- how to administer disaster first aid,
- how to safely search for and rescue victims,
- how to organize themselves and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.
- much much more!
We have trained the young and the young at heart, church groups, community groups, businesses, teenage groups and everyone in-between.
Space is limited for this next class; to register please email Angela Roscoe (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Heidi Mariscal (email@example.com) or call 862-8530 to register before Thursday May 2nd.
Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you this Saturday!