CERT train­ing to start in Fe­bru­ary

Serve Daily - - MERIT ACADEMY -

The Springville Com­mu­nity Emer­gency Re­sponse Team strength­ens the city by tak­ing care of lo­cal neigh­bor­hoods one street at a time. In the event of a dis­as­ter, fam­ily, friends and neigh­bors can count on each other to pro­vide help un­til pro­fes­sional as­sis­tance can ar­rive. CERT mem­bers do this by learn­ing ba­sic first aid, light search and res­cue and other skills that help them help their neigh­bor­hoods.

The Springville CERT will be start­ing classes on Thurs­day, Feb. 23, in the train­ing room in the Springville fire sta­tion. Sign-up and reg­is­tra­tion will start at 6:45 p.m., but the rest of the classes will be­gin at 7 p.m. and will last about two and a half hours. The cost is $25 per per­son or $40 for a cou­ple and in­cludes a man­ual, a hard hat and a green CERT vest.

“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.” - FEMA.gov

*** Man is free at the mo­ment he wishes to be. - Voltaire

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