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CERT Emergency Response Training in October – Registration Open

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING OFFERED
TUESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT SERIES
OCTOBER 13-NOVEMBER 5, 2015

The Fresno Citizen Corps, in partnership with the City of Fresno and the Fresno Police and Fire Departments, is pleased to announce that Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will be offered in a Tuesday and Thursday evening series from October 13-November 5, 2015. The free 21-hour course is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security—Office of Individual and Community Preparedness, California Volunteers and developed by FEMA in cooperation with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The entry-level course is designed to provide community members with <u>basic</u> emergency response skills, particularly those that would be essential in the initial hours after a major natural or man-made disaster; and that are also valuable in the event of a fire or other more frequently occurring emergency. The course covers disaster preparedness, fire safety and small fire suppression (extinguishers), triage, disaster first aid, light search and rescue (urban), team organization/Incident Command, disaster psychology, terrorism awareness and a final exercise.

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